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Title:
How to reduce your carbon footprint : 365 simple ways to save energy, resources, and money
ISBN:
9780811863933
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2008.
Physical Description:
128 p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm.
Contents:
Heating and cooling -- Electricity and electronics -- Cooking -- Washing and cleaning -- Gardening and D.I.Y. -- Shopping -- Children -- Work -- Leisure -- Transportation -- The bigger picture.
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Summary

Summary

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint is the world citizen's guide to pushing back the advance of global warming. This colorful handbook offers 500 practical, easily achievable ideas that conserve energy, prevent pollution, and save money. Did you know that unplugging appliances and cell phone chargers when not in use can reduce electricity billsby 10 percent? Or that recycling just one glass bottle saves enough power to run a computer for 30 minutes? Whether the subject is jet travel, dishwashing, or any of the 50 topics in the book, surprising statistics and innovative graphics will inspire action and demonstrate that simple habits can lead to big results.


Author Notes

Joanna Yarrow is a United Kingdom-based expert on sustainable living and the author of 1,001 Ways to Save the Earth. She is a frequent media commentator on environmental issues.