Yvonne Jeffery is an author, editor, and award-winning
feature writer with 15 years experience writing home and lifestyle
stories, many of them focused on sustainable living. She credits the
six months that she spent in Cambodia prior to that country’s
democratic elections in 1993 with giving her a sense of how the
world and its people are interconnected — and how small steps
eventually can make a difference.
Yvonne’s work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and books
around the world. Her credits include National Geographic
Traveler, American Profile, The Sunday Telegraph (UK), and
CanWest newspapers. She’s also a weekly columnist for the Calgary
Liz Barclay has worked as an adviser, trainer, and manager
with the Citizens Advice Bureau, a nonprofit organization in the
United Kingdom that provides free, impartial advice to help
individuals resolve legal, financial, consumer, and other problems.
She still advises small businesses and sole proprietors on
relationship management with staff and customers.
Liz is well connected within the media; she hosts You and Yours,
a BBC radio program, and has worked on a wide range of business and
finance programs for the BBC, both on TV and radio. Liz has written
for the News Of The World, The Express, Moneywise, Family Circle,
Save Money, and the Mail On Sunday personal finance
magazine and has also written UK Law and Your Rights For Dummies
and Small Business Employment Law For Dummies.
Michael Grosvenor is a leading urban planning professional
and freelance writer on sustainability. Through his work and
writing, Michael promotes the benefits of making sustainable
lifestyle choices. Michael has particular expertise in
transportation and advises the private sector and government on
policies that promote increased public transportation, walking, and
cycling facilities. Michael is a strong advocate for the important
role that public transportation plays in cities and towns.
Michael is the director of his own consulting firm and holds Masters
degrees in Urban Affairs and Applied Social Research and a Degree in
Town Planning. He’s also a member of the Planning Institute of
Australia and provides advice to the Institute on integrated land
use and transportation planning issues. Michael has lived and
studied in New York City but currently enjoys an inner-city
lifestyle in Sydney, Australia
Table of Contents:
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Part I: Understanding the Planet’s Challenges and Finding
Chapter 1: Being Greener for the Good of People and the Planet.
Chapter 2: Understanding the Environment’s Challenges.
Chapter 3:The World’s Source of Hope: Renewable Energy Sources.
Part II: Living Greenly at Home.
Chapter 4: Green Building and Remodeling.
Chapter 5: Making Your Home Healthy and Efficient.
Chapter 6: Minimizing Your Trash and Decluttering Your Life.
Chapter 7: Getting Green in the Yard.
Chapter 8: Growing Your Own Food.
Chapter 9: Raising Green Kids.
Part III: Spending and Investing Your Green (Money).
Chapter 10: Making Great Green Diet Decisions.
Chapter 11: Wearing It Well.
Chapter 12: Ethical Investments, Donations, and Banking
Part IV: Thinking Greenly on the Road.
Chapter 13: Choosing and Using Your Transportation Wisely.
Chapter 14: Expanding the Green Vehicle Evolution.
Chapter 15: Becoming a Green Traveler.
Part V: Creating a Green Societ.
Chapter 16: Implementing Ideas for a Green Working Environment.
Chapter 17: Getting Involved with Your Community and Beyond.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Easy Actions that Make an Immediate Impact.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Darken Your Shade of Green.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Repair and Restore Rather than Trash.
Appendix: Finding Green Products, Services, and Information.
Soft-cover, 384 pages