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The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices

The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices

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Add This - The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices

Written by Michael BrowerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Brower and Warren LeonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Warren Leon

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Harmony
  • On Sale: March 30, 1999
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-609-80281-6 (0-609-80281-X)
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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.