You Can Save the Planet

You Can Save the Planet

A Day in the Life of your Carbon Footprint

Book - 2007
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You Can Save the Planet leads readers minute by minute through an average day. From dressing and eating to using email and mobile phones, this book reveals the impact of everyday life on the environment, and shows how even the smallest actions can make a difference to the future of our planet.

Up-to-the-minute facts and clear explanations of key concepts are combined with practical advice in this essential book for children, their families and teachers.
Publisher: London : A. & C. Black, 2007.
ISBN: 9780713686883
071368688X
Branch Call Number: J 363.7 Hou
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Apr 20, 2013

This book is a simple and excellent introduction to the basic concepts of pollution, waste and global warming. It uses an effective approach of following a person through the activities of a typical day and week and looking at the consequences of our everyday activities. It is written for teenagers but would be useful for anyone interested in a quick primer on the subject of the damage we are causing to planet earth. The book is a British publication so some of the terminology and some of the statistics are a little different than ours but the principles are the same. There were one or two spots in the book where I disagreed with the author but they were minor. The book would form an excellent foundation for a school class on environmental issues or for a family discussion on how to improve the family's lifestyle as it relates to the earth's eco-system.

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