Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living
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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
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
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
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
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