Book Roundup Wednesday: Pocket Green Guides
Climate Change: Simple Things You Can Do to Make A Difference (by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert, $8, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009): Climate change is a big, scary problem that demands action. . . . If that statement sounds overwhelming, then this tiny tome is for you. Lifestyle solutions are divided into manageable steps with easy tips to get you started and long-term plans to enact as you become more comfortable with the green life.
The Alternative Consumer
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Climate Change, Simple Things Can Make a Difference
by Maureen @ 10:30 am
Pick up this useful pocket guide, Climate Change, Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference, co-written by master of sustainable environmental management, John Clift and Amanda Cuthbert, and share it with friends and family. Climate Change, carbon footprint and carbon offsetting are defined in easy to understand terms, and new behaviors are presented so that you can immediately begin to curb those toxic carbons. Home Heating, Lighting, Cooking, Trash, Travel, Water, Gardening and Renewable Energy & Your Home are some of the topics that receive “what you can do about it” advice, as well as a solid, “if you do just one thing” recommendation. The seventh in a nifty series of bite-sized, user-friendly eco guides to everyday living published by Chelsea Green, and guide number 4 for these authors; ($7.95). Just in time for Earth Day, (April 22). Start making a difference and pass along this guide; your pals will thank you.
Hypatia's Hoard of Reviews
April 17, 2009
Climate Change is the latest in the Chelsea Green Guides series, a set of small colorful books that describe challenges and solutions on various environmental topics. This book begins by introducing the concepts and vocabulary of climate change. Then it addresses individual household issues: heating, hot water, lighting, cooking, cooling, dishwashing, washing and drying clothes, electricity, trash, travel, shopping, water, gardening, and renewable energy. For each of these issues, the authors explain what it has to do with climate change, what you can do about it (divided into easy projects for now and more ambitious projects for later), and the most important action if you do just one thing.
In the back, the resource section introduces organizations and information for further exploration and support of climate change endeavors. This book is printed in full color on non-glossy smooth white paper. The type is a little larger than average, very easy to read, even when it’s colored instead of black.
Climate Change is an excellent beginner’s guide to this topic. Its clarity and modest price make it ideal for use in classrooms, clubs, businesses, and activist organizations. Most highly recommended.