336 pages, 6 x 9
34 figures, 68 boxes, 2 appendices
Release Date:25 Apr 2012

Cooler, Smarter

Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

By The Union of Concerned Scientists
Island Press
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. But which changes in our lifestyles might
make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide
shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming
emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual
contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.

Cooler, Smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the
experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides
suggest an array of tips, Cooler, Smarter offers proven
strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy
use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your
workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how
to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It
also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally
produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars.

The advice in Cooler, Smarter can help save you money and live
healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low
carbon-living, to confront one of society’s greatest threats.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is a leadingscience-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a saferworld. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen actionto develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsiblechanges in government policy, corporate practices, and consumerchoices.
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