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Find clarity on everyday green-living dilemmas to maximize your sustainability.
Are paper bags always more environmentally friendly than plastic? How green are electric cars? And what saves more water, using the dishwasher twice a week or washing up by hand every day?
From the milk we put in our coffee to the clothes we wear, the choices that impact our carbon footprints can seem never-ending. Most of us want to do the right thing for the planet, but with so many factors at play, it can be difficult to work out which is the greenest way. Amid protests, strikes, denial and destruction, the barrage of conflicting advice can leave you yoyo-ing between apathy and despair.
Help is at hand With answers to over 140 everyday green-living questions, Is It Really Green? cuts through the confusion and gives you the facts. Get to the heart of each eco-conundrum, interrogate your instincts, and make informed decisions to reduce your carbon footprint, with help from bite-sized stats and action points. In this complex and shifting landscape where nothing is simple, what we all need is clear facts and careful debate. Let this book be your antidote to the confusion.
Shed light on the consequences of your everyday decisions, from the moment you wake up to the minute you fall asleep. Feel empowered to do what you can — whether it's going vegan, taking steps towards zero-waste living, or cutting down on flying. With small adjustments to the way we live, every single one of us can have a positive impact on the future of our planet.
About the Author
Georgina Wilson-Powell is a journalist and the founder and editor of Pebble, an online sustainable lifestyle magazine that provides news coverage and advice on green topics such as zero-waste living, ethical fashion, and travel, as well as producing sustainable city guides. Through Pebble, Georgina also runs free sustainability workshops. She has written for numerous publications including the Independent, the Times of London, and the Evening Standard. Pebble has a monthly readership of 50,000 and 45K followers across its social media channels.