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Global warming, climate change, toxic waste, and more: it sometimes seems the environmental challenges we face are just too huge for individual actions to matter, but they're not–and here's the proof. True Green is based on the practical experience of Clean Up the World, a grassroots environmental movement that has inspired more than 40 million volunteers in over 100 countGlobal warming, climate change, toxic waste, and more: it sometimes seems the environmental challenges we face are just too huge for individual actions to matter, but they're not–and here's the proof. True Green is based on the practical experience of Clean Up the World, a grassroots environmental movement that has inspired more than 40 million volunteers in over 100 countries to take action since 1993.Whether you live in a city apartment, a suburban house, or a country farm, these simple, straightforward methods produce positive effects not just on our planet but on your pocketbook, too. For example, showering accounts for one-third of a typical home's water use, so making each shower slightly shorter results in real conservation over the long run. An average washing machine annually produces about 200 pounds of greenhouse gases, but a cold water wash can save about six pounds in emissions per cycle. Many electronic devices draw power even when "off," so actually unplugging them when not in use will save both money and electricity. Outdoors, mulching your garden can cut evaporation by as much as 70%, reducing the need to water often and conserving resources.True Green explores six key areas where small changes can make a big difference: In the Home; In the Garden; At Work; Shopping; Travel; and In the Community. Dozens of illustrated spreads provide positive, practical, simple-to-implement tips and a summary of their environmental contribution; in addition, a reference guide to useful websites offers access to priceless additional information, global and local alike....

Title : True Green: 100 Everyday Ways you Can Contribute to a Healthier Planet
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ISBN : 9781426201134
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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True Green: 100 Everyday Ways you Can Contribute to a Healthier Planet Reviews

  • Kevin Johnson
    2019-05-22 14:09

    This is a pretty simple book with most of it's suggestions being fairly common knowledge, but with the number of them it's a good place to start. Most of the suggestions are fairly practical and I went through marking the ones that I'm already doing. This book is targeted for people that are not already trying to live with a smaller footprint as they will find a lot of this info to be either thin or they already know. This is definitely more of a intro book, but with the targeting of work, home, travel, garden, shopping and the community I think most people can find something in there that they aren't already doing.

  • Monika
    2019-05-17 13:59

    So disappointing National Geographic!!! Was hoping to find new insights into what I could personally do to contribute to a healthier planet and instead go the usual ideas I already was well aware of, such as take a shorter shower to conserve water, grow your own veggies, drive a small car, etc. I guess this book is for those that know nothing about 'going green' as it does give very simple things that you can do to make change.

  • Marjanne
    2019-05-10 14:49

    This book was a quick read, with some good suggestions. Unfortunately all the things I think I could really apply in my life I already have. Several of the suggestions are pricy, like getting solar powers to heat water and provide electricity. The sad part is that I wish it really were more cost effective (including time, not just money) to be more environmentally friendly.

  • Katherine
    2019-05-22 11:58

    Found some new ideas here, but most I've encountered before. Good stuff to consider -- many ideas are practical and easy to implement regardless of where you live and in what type of dwelling (apartment, house, town home, etc.).

  • Kathy
    2019-05-07 15:58

    A lot of the suggestions in this book were things I already knew I should be doing (but wasn't) and it is nice to have them compiled in one place. I liked the format and will refer back to the book in my effort to make one small change a week to become "greener".

  • Susan
    2019-05-07 14:04

    A very useful book that I will return to now and agian. Using an index card or two as a book mark, I found lots of small things to write down that I will do to make a positive impact on the world. Very easy to read with references to where you can find out more information.

  • Ashley
    2019-05-06 17:12

    It was a pretty cool book, though some of the things in there were things we already do thee were some that I had never heard of and some I had but havent done yet. I can't wait to add some of these things onto the list of things to do :P

  • Debra
    2019-05-12 11:05

    This book was the best in the "True Green" series offering helpful ways people can save money and start giving back to the environment by recycling, turning off the lights, buying greener cars, etc.

  • Emily
    2019-05-18 12:15

    Recycle! Very informative book. Lots of suggestions, some very practical, some not. Good list of resources in the back.

  • Kelv
    2019-05-23 16:01

    Pretty general information on being greener - most was relevant and useful. Written in a straightforward style that was somewhat monotonous.

  • Julie
    2019-05-18 15:08

    This was really a great book. Very good, simple info—tons of ideas that have been easy to incorporate immediately into everyday life.

  • Evan
    2019-05-05 14:06

    Simple (some might say "too simple" but I'm new to the "green" trend) ways in which you can be more environmentally-conscious...

  • Allison Marsh
    2019-05-15 19:06

    I liked this book, it was a very easy read, and even though most of it was common sense stuff.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-01 17:48

    a lot of practical ideas mixed with more stretching types too. at the very least it makes you really think about things which is never a bad thing.

  • Pam
    2019-05-05 17:08

    Basic but great info. Laid out in a simple format.