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The little green book of the home

Sarah Callard
Format: Book

One of six titles in the Little Green Book series, here you will learn how to make choices that affect not only your own life but the planet as a whole. The Little Green Book of the Home contains 250 tips on such topics as utilities (water, electricity, etc), insulation, lighting,...

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No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

Colin Beavan · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 274
Format: Book

A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing,...

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Dude Making a Difference: Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America

Rob Greenfield · New Society Publishers, 2015.
Pages: 272
Format: Book

You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride forty-seven hundred miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your...

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The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

Elizabeth Rogers · Three Rivers Press
Pages: 201
Format: Paperback

Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too:-...
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Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy from Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources

David Craddock · Atlantic Publishing Company
Pages: 287
Format: Paperback

Studies have shown that the average North American family will spend more than a quarter of a million dollars on energy in a lifetime. What many other countries, including Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, China, Brazil, and even Iceland, have realized is that there is a better way to power...
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Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

Terry Tamminen · Island Press; First Printing edition
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

How much would you pay for a gallon of gas? $2.50? $10.00? Would you pay with the health of your lungs or with years taken from your lifespan? The infamous "pain at the pump" runs much deeper than our wallets, argues Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental...
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Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products

Stephen Leahy · Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A water footprint is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,...
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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

Marc Reisner · Penguin Books; Revised edition
Format: Book

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster. In Cadillac Desert Marc...

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The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World

Jacques Cousteau
Format: Book

The beloved explorer Jacques Cousteau witnessed firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea-and watched the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century. In this magnificent last book, now available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes...

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River of Life, Channel of Death: Fish and Dams on the Lower Snake

Keith Petersen
Format: Book

Keith Petersen's award-winning history of the lower Snake River dams chronicles the bitter conflict between the Northwest's most potent symbols -- fish and dams. Taking a balanced approach to this contentious issue, Petersen deftly traces the deep historical roots of the current...

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50 Simple Steps to Save the World's Rainforests: How to Save Our Rainforests with Everyday Acts

Kim Henderson
Format: Book

Despite the very best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, at least 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear each day. If action is not taken now, experts estimate that the world's rainforests will mostly disappear within 50 years. Currently, the destruction...

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Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers

Lisa Kivirist · New Society Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth...
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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Elizabeth L. Cline · Portfolio Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national...
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Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

Adam Minter · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don’t want and turn it into something you can’t wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter—veteran...
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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

Aldo Leopold · Oxford University Press
Pages: 228
Format: Paperback

This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "full of beauty...
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Annie Dillard · HarperPerennial
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons-a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches...
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Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

Bea Johnson · Scribner
Pages: 292
Format: Paperback

Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the "Priestess of Waste-Free Living") and how she transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish...
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