Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
About the Book
There is no one way to solve the global warming crisis. Just as it will take many kinds of fuel to replace our appetite for fossil fuel, it will take many different approaches to reduce our carbon footprint. There are actions we can do at home and at work, easy things like changing our light bulbs, recycling and driving less. There are solutions at the community level, such as starting a CSA or a farmers market or a recycling center. And there are municipal, state and governmental programs we can start in our hometowns. A few ideas are: getting your mayor to sign the Climate Protection Agreement, starting a light rail program in your city, redirecting a highway project so it does not damage a fragile ecosystem and making sure there is funding for affordable green housing.
Be creative, do not waste time, get involved with your neighbors—become part of the sustainable earth family. It will change your life!
Go Green offers user-friendly suggestions for:
- Remodeling an existing home to create a healthier, energy-efficient living space
- Siting a new house and choosing green building materials
- Greening schools and hospitals
- Choosing the right transportation to influence the future
- Buying local, organic, sustainable food
- Conserving water at home and at the office
- Learning how to reduce your carbon footprint
- Starting programs in your community such as a light rail system, a recycling center, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)