|05-12-2007, 03:11 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Being *effective* when being Eco - Friendly
As with everything else it is important to narrow down your choices to the ones that will be the most effective and the ones that address the most important issues, instead of just blindly doing every suggestion, regardless of efficacy. This book by the Union Of Concerned Scientists shows you how to prioritize practical life style alterations to maximize your potential for being green while still enjoying life.
The Consumers Guide To Effective Environmental Choices:
Practical Advice From The Union Of Concerned Scientists
by Michael Brower, PH.D. and Warren Leon, PH.D.
( from the back cover )
“Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Cloth diapers or disposables? Some choices have a huge impact on the environment; others are of negligible importance. To those of us who care about our quality of life and what is happening to the earth, this is a vastly important issue. In these pages, the Union of Concerned Scientists help inform consumers about everyday decisions that significantly affect the environment. For example, a few major decisions such as the choice of a house or vehicle have such a disproportionately large affect on the environment that minor environmental infractions shrink by comparison. This book identifies the 4 Most Significant Consumer Related Environmental Problems, 7 Most Damaging Categories, 11 Priority Actions, and 7 Rules for Responsible Consumption”. Learn what you can do to have a truly significant impact on our world”
( from page 85 )
PRIORITY ACTIONS FOR AMERICAN CONSUMERS:
1. Choose a place to live that reduces the need to drive.
2. Think twice before purchasing another car.
3. Choose a fuel efficient, low polluting car.
4. Set concrete goals for reducing your travel.
5. Whenever practical, walk, bicycle, or take public transportation
6. Eat less meat.
7. Buy certified organic produce.
8. Choose your home carefully.
9. Reduce the environmental costs of heating and hot water.
10. Install efficient lighting and appliances.
11. Choose an electricity supplier offering renewable energy.
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