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The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices
Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
by Michael Brower and Warren Leon
I wish I could afford to buy everyone I know a copy of this book. This concise, frank and empirically grounded reference on acting responsibly when it matters (and not worrying when it doesn't) has been on the market for nearly a decade, and I have yet to find a better treatment. -- SELENA KYLE
paperback (ISBN: 060980281X)
Stop Global Warming
The Solution is You!
by Laurie David
Laurie David's book explains how global warming is already affecting everyone's way of life, and how to become part of the solution. There's a hilarious foreword by comedian Larry David, and an afterword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. -- LIANA SCHWARZ
paperback (ISBN: 155591621X)
How to Drink Beer and Save the World
by Christopher M. O'Brien
A self-proclaimed beer activist, O'Brien details the long history of craft beer brewing, and how "Beer-o-regionalism" has moved brewing from wasteful petroleum-based corporate models to sustainable practices. The book closes with a 24-point beer action plan with tips like drinking locally and brewing at home. You'll also find a handy list of breweries that make delicious certified organic beer. -- MARTHA SURRIDGE
paperback (ISBN: 0865715564)
A User's Guide for the 21st Century
by Alex Steffen
An outgrowth of the web site of the same name, Worldchanging provides concrete, practical advice on how to live more sustainably. Divided into seven sections -- Stuff, Shelter, Cities, Community, Business, Politics and Planet -- it makes for a fun and fascinating read. -- SEE THE ONEARTH REVIEW
hardcover (ISBN: 0810930951)
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