Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism. It also describes how citizens can ensure that governments take the actions necessary to make sustainable lifestyles the norm instead of the exception. Environmental lawyer David Boyd and celebrated ecologist David Suzuki provide vital tips for choosing a home, creating a healthy indoor environment, and decreasing energy and water use a and utility bills. They discuss what readers can do to drive and fly less, profile the most environmentally friendly transportation choices, and explain how to purchase carbon credits, among other suggestions. In addition, they offer simple changes individuals can make in their diet to eat fresher, tastier, healthier food. Included too is invaluable advice about how to buy fewer things and avoid toxic consumer products.Diesels Diesel vehicles produce lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline vehicles. ... are the most environmentally friendly choice, providing a 37% to 47% decrease in lifecycle energy use and carbon dioxide emissions compared with conventional vehicles. ... Vehicles with the best fuel economy in North America in 2007 were the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
|Title||:||David Suzuki's Green Guide|
|Author||:||David Suzuki, David Boyd|
|Publisher||:||Greystone Books - 2009-07-01|