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The consumer's guide to effective environmental choices : practical advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Author: Michael Brower; Warren Leon; Union of Concerned Scientists.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the relationship between American consumers and the environment, identifying the most significant consumer-related environmental problems, as well as the most damaging spending categories; discusses priority actions people should take to protect the environment; and includes rules for responsible consumption.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brower; Warren Leon; Union of Concerned Scientists.
ISBN: 060980281X 9780609802816
OCLC Number: 39335766
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: How many simple things do people need to do to save the planet? --
Media makes the message : garbage as a case study --
The real impact of household consumption --
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 / Susan Strasser --
Appendixes: Research methods and results ; Resources for environmentally concerned citizens.
Other Titles: Practical advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Responsibility: Michael Brower, Warren Leon.
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Looks at the relationship between American consumers and the environment, identifying the most significant consumer-related environmental problems, as well as the most damaging spending categories; discusses priority actions people should take to protect the environment; and includes rules for responsible consumption.

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