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Cooler Smarter

Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living
Cooler Smarter


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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.Based on an in-depth, two-year study by experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists, Cooler Smarter shows you how to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more. It offers science-based strategies to cut carbon, including chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, an.
Authors: Union of Concerned Scientists
Title: Cooler Smarter
Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Dordrecht :, Springer,, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (335 p.)
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
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Contents: Cooler Smarter; Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps For Low-Carbon Living; Contents; Foreword; Part I: Thinking About Your Climate Choices; Chapter 1: Can One Person Make a Difference?; Chapter 2: Sweat the Right Stuff; Step 1: Look Closely at Your Current Energy Usage; Step 2: Make a Plan; Step 3: Look Around and Connect; Chapter 3: The Weight of the Evidence; Too Much Carbon; We Know Global Average Temperatures Are Rising; We Know Human Activity Has Changed Earth's Atmosphere; We Know Carbon Dioxide Levels Are Rising; We Know the Past Makeup of the Atmospherefrom Ice Cores
Global Warming's "Climate Fingerprint"Reveals Humans' RoleOverwhelming Data from Disparate Fields; MELTING ICE; RISING SEA; TROUBLE FOR OCEANS; TROUBLE ON LAND; Standing at the Crossroads; Part II: Making Effective Climate Choices; Chapter 4: Driving Down Emissions; What You Can Do; BUY A FUEL-EFFICIENT CAR; THINK BEFORE YOU DRIVE; FILL 'ER UP WITH PASSENGERS; DRIVE SMARTER; Fueling Our Future; The Future of Transportation: It Needs to Look Different; Getting to 20; Chapter 5: Home Is Where the Heat Is; Investing in Energy Efficiency; What You Can Do; Upgrade Your Thermostat-and Your Thinking
Tighten Your Home: a.k.a. Don't Heat(or Cool) the NeighborhoodUpgrade Your Heating (and Cooling) Equipment; COOLING; FURNACES AND BOILERS; WATER HEATERS; HEAT PUMPS; Going Deep: Approaching Zero; Getting to 20; Chapter 6: Taking Charge of Electricity at Home; Knowledge (about Power) Is Power; Shedding Some Light; Appliances 101; Electronics 101; Phantom Power; How Green Is Your Electricity?; Generate Your Own Electricity; Getting to 20; Chapter 7: A Low-Carbon Diet; Thinking about Your Carbon "Foodprint"; Eat Less Meat; Minimize Food Packaging and Processing; Reduce Your Food Waste
What about Eating Locally Produced Food?Reward "Green" Food Purveyors; Getting to 20; Chapter 8: The Right Stuff; Buy Less; Buy Smarter; What about Recycling?; Carbon Intensity; Water and Sewage; Yard and Garden; Construction and Remodeling; A Word about Voluntary Carbon Offsets; Getting to 20; The Bigger Picture; Part III: Rescuing The Future; Chapter 9: Step Up, Connect, Transform; Start with Family and Friends; Inspire, Don't Frighten; Step Up in Your Community; Create Your Own Work Group or "Eco-Team"; All Emissions Are Local; Chapter 10: Stepping Up at Work; Scaling Up Reductions
Reductions at Work Start with YouMeasure Current Usage; Educate Your Coworkers; Use Incentives and Competition; Reward Results; Greening Healthcare; Green Building; Transparency and Accountability; Putting It All Together; Chapter 11: Making Government Work for Us; EFFICIENCY STANDARDS; GENERATING ELECTRICITY FROM CLEAN, RENEWABLE SOURCES; LOW-CARBON FUEL STANDARDS; NET METERING; FEED- IN TARIFFS; EMISSIONS REDUCTION TARGETS AND LIMITS; EMISSIONS STANDARDS; OTHER PROGRAMS; Putting It All Together; CLIMATE ACTION PLANS; PRICING CARBON; What Can You Do?; COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
Summary: 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.Based on an in-depth, two-year study by experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists, Cooler Smarter shows you how to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more. It offers science-based strategies to cut carbon, including chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, an.
Additional Contributors: Ebook Library
ISBN: 9781610912341
1610912349
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
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