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Cooler Smarter

Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

  • Authors
  • Seth Shulman
  • Jeff Deyette
  • Brenda Ekwurzel
  • David Friedman
  • Margaret Mellon
  • John Rogers
  • Suzanne Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thinking about Your Climate Choices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 3-12
    3. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 13-25
    4. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 27-47
  3. Making Effective Climate Choices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 51-81
    3. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 83-107
    4. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 109-135
    5. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 137-157
    6. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 159-178
  4. Rescuing the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 181-196
    3. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 197-214
    4. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 215-235
    5. Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers et al.
      Pages 237-245
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-321

About this book

Introduction

How can each of us live Cooler Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.

Cooler Smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides suggest an array of tips, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars.

The advice in Cooler Smarter can help save you money and live healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low carbon-living, to confront one of society’s greatest threats.

Keywords

Carbon footprint Climate change Consumption Environment Global warming

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