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Living green : your questions answered

Author: Amy Hackney Blackwell
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
Series: Q & A health guides
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of this book is to help clarify some of the key issues and give readers some ways to think about how they live. It does not begin to cover the full range of information or issues; people can do entire degrees in environmental science and policy. It is intended merely as a quick resource and a jumping-off point. Readers can and should investigate these issues more fully - the Internet abounds in good  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hackney Blackwell, Amy.
Living green.
Santa Barbara, CA : Greenwood an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
(DLC) 2017046436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Hackney Blackwell
ISBN: 9781440859830 1440859833
OCLC Number: 1028552436
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: What is "green living?" --
What is "sustainability?" --
What's the deal with carbon? --
Is climate change real? --
Are global temperatures increasing or not? --
Why is the ozone layer important? --
What does the government do to protect the environment? --
Where does our power come from? --
What are fossil fuels and why aren't they considered green? --
What are emissions? --
What is bad about air pollution? --
What are some green sources of power? --
Can renewable sources produce enough energy to meet our needs? --
What are some ways to use less electricity at home? --
How does transportation affect the environment? --
What are some ways to reduce air pollution from transport? --
Is ethanol green? --
Is air travel ever green? Are there ways to offset the pollution it causes? --
What happens to garbage after it gets picked up? --
How can I reduce the amount of garbage I produce? --
How does recycling work? --
What is the best way to compost food and yard waste? --
Does agriculture harm the environment? --
What is organic agriculture? --
Is meat production bad for the environment? --
Is seafood green? --
Are organic foods really better? --
Is vegetarianism or veganism the greenest way to eat? --
Is local food really greener than food from far away? --
What sort of shopping bag should I use? --
Could I produce my own food? --
Can restaurant food be green? --
Do I really need to worry about water? --
How can I use less water? --
How can I make my laundry less environmentally costly? --
What does it mean that a product is certified "green"? --
Should I worry about indoor air pollution? --
Is there any benefit to using green/natural body care products and cosmetics? --
What is eco-fashion? --
Is ecotourism actually green? --
I am overwhelmed! how do I set priorities? --
How can I help persuade corporations and businesses to protect the environment?
Series Title: Q & A health guides
Responsibility: Amy Hackney Blackwell.

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"The purpose of this book is to help clarify some of the key issues and give readers some ways to think about how they live. It does not begin to cover the full range of information or issues; people can do entire degrees in environmental science and policy. It is intended merely as a quick resource and a jumping-off point. Readers can and should investigate these issues more fully - the Internet abounds in good sources and active debate"--

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