Read itAug/Sept 2008 Issue

Living Without Books: Living Green and Building an Earth-Friendly Community

Want to decrease your carbon footprint? Want to support sustainability without going broke? Let Go Green, How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community (Gibbs Smith) be your guide. This 135-page little gem by Nancy H. Taylor contains a wide gamut of ideas, from switching light bulbs and using renewable energy sources to building green hospitals. And there's a terrific listing of resources to guide you on the green path. First steps can be small—like eating locally grown foods. (“The average American dinner travels 1,500 miles before it ends up on the dinner table," says Taylor.) Or steps can be large—like designing a new house that uses green building materials. Or take steps towards community-wide changes like developing sustainable transportation systems or constructing environmentally friendly schools. If you are ready to walk the walk, here's the perfect guidebook for your journey.

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