You Can Save the Planet: A Day In The Life of Your Carbon Footprint

Author(s): Richard Hough

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Published in association with the "Guardian", "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 young adults and their families.

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The environment is the hot topic in schools and the media, so there's never been a better time for a practical teen guide to ethical living. Each spread is packed with the latest research, statistics, and ideas, presented in an accessible way.Core concepts, such as carbon footprints, fair trade and food miles, are explained where they occur in the text.Includes web links, a glossary and advice on finding reliable information about the environment.Strong links with the secondary school curriculum; KS3 pupils are beingasked to keep a daily diary of their impact on the environment.

'At last, a book to show you how to fight climate change Full of useful tips to help us make a difference.' News Letter (Northern Ireland, August 2007) 'A young person's guide to ethical living Full of stats and info on how you can make a difference.' Angels and Urchins (September 2007) 'Some really good - and achievable - recommendations that are sure to motivate anyone vaguely interested to have a go.' BBC Wildlife 'Bright, interesting and imperative kids' guide to making an environmental difference.' Families South East Magazine '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' Publishing News

Rich Hough trained as a physicist at Jesus College, Oxford. He is awriter and comedian who has produced material for both radio andtelevision. He contributed to A Good Life: The Guide to Ethical Living (Guardian Books) before writing his own introduction to an eco-friendly lifestyle.With an introduction by Bibi van der ZeeBibivan der Zee writes about ethical living and the environment for theGuardian. She lives in Brighton with her husband, three sons and awormery.

General Fields

  • : 9780713686883
  • : A & C Black (Publishers) Ltd
  • : A & C Black (Publishers) Ltd
  • : 0.324
  • : June 2007
  • : 210mm X 148mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Hough
  • : Paperback
  • : 363.7
  • : 176
  • : Colour illustrations and photos