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Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Earth and Environment The Momentum of Earth Day The World Today Global Climate Change The Chemicals of Concern Degradation of Natural Resources Word of the Day - Sustainability Chapter 2: Greening the Grid Traditional Energy and Its Impact Solar Power Wind Power Biomass and Methane Geothermal Power Hydropower Nuclear Power Chapter 3: Building or Buying Your Green House Green Cities and States Finding Your Own Green City Finding a Green Location in Any Town Home Design Construction Materials Energy Sources Heating and Cooling Windows and Doors Chapter 4: Green House Furnishings Conserving Power and Water The Energy Star Symbol Let There Be Light Appliances Flooring Bedding Bathrooms Furniture Chapter 5: Keeping a Green Home and Yard Cleaning House and Product Alternatives Doing the Dishes Washing and Drying Clothes Mowing the Lawn or Not Lawn Care and Pesticides Checking on the Air Inside Chapter 6: Eating Green The Organic Option Home Grown Where to Shop Going Vegetarian or Vegan The Dish on Meats Genetically Modified Foods Hidden Ingredients Eating Out In Your Kitchen Chapter 7: Drinking Green It¿s in the Water Soda Milk Coffee, Tea, and Juice Wine and Beer Chapter 8: Transportation Hybrids Biodiesel Other Alternatives Motor Free Increasing Occupancy Scooters Improving Mileage and Reducing Emissions Chapter 9: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Are You Being a Good Consumer? Reduce Reuse Recycle The Recycling Market E-Waste, Garbage of the Future Trash, What a Waste Chapter 10: Earth-Friendly Clothes and Fashion What Goes into Clothes The Materials Turning the Fiber into Fabric Reusing and Recycling Shoes and Accessories Chapter 11: Personal Care Chemical Concerns Packaging Skin Care Hair Care Make Up Aerosols Just for Women Chapter 12: Raising a Green Family Setting an Example Babies Bedding and Blankets Kids Teens Snack Options and Brown Bags Arts and Crafts Getting Educated on Healthcare Alternatives Chapter 13: Vacations and Travel Ecotourism How to Go Parks Souvenirs and Where They Come From Take in a Festival or Expo The Backyard Adventure Chapter 14: Pets A Place for Pets Picking One Out Pet Food and Treats Bedding and Other Gear The Scoop on Poop Healthcare Options for Flea Control Letting them Go Chapter 15: Green and Jolly Holidays and Celebrations The Planet¿s Very Own Holiday Greening Up Your Holidays Greeting Cards Birthdays Year Round Gifts Entertaining Chapter 16: Green Learning and Working Green Fields of Study Environmental Professions Environmental Regulators Environmental Research Working for a Non-Profit Local Environmental Programs Chapter 17: The Green Office Your Company ¿ Your Image Employee Buy In Reducing Waste in the Office Energy Audit Reducing Paper and Ink Cutting Back on Travel Buying and Operating Green Start a Recycling Program Chapter 18: Making the ¿Green¿ in Your Wallet Count Corporations Get Greener Government Grading Spending with Environmentally Friendly Companies Social Investing Money or Time Checking on Charities Chapter 19: Political, Consumer, and Religious Causes People Make a Difference Contacting Law Makers and Regulators Communicating with the Media Communicating with Companies Join a Movement Spearhead a Cause Chapter 20: In the End Make a Plan Organ, Tissue, and Whole Body Donation Common Funeral Practices Natural Preparation Cremation Green Caskets and Other Alternatives The Final Resting Place What¿s Left Behind Appendix A: Green Resources Appendix B: Glossary Appendix C: A Quiz ¿ Just How Green Are You? Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation.