Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
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Description: From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment. 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, the 7 Most Damaging Spending 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 the people who are at the forefront of scientific research.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $15.00
Publication date: 3/30/1999
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Consumers and the Environment|
|How Many Simple Things Do People Need to Do to Save the Planet?|
|Media Makes the Message - Garbage as a Case Study|
|The Real Impacts of Household Consumption|
|What You Can Do|
|Priorities for Personal Action|
|Avoiding High-Impact Activities|
|Seven Rules for Responsible Consumption|
|What You Can Ask Government to Do|
|Epilogue: From Walden to Wal-Mart - Consumers and their Critics|
|App. A. Research Methods and Results|
|App. B. Resources for Environmentally Concerned Citizens|
|About the Union of Concerned Scientists|