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Carbon Detox: Your step-by-step guide to getting real about climate change

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By: George Marshall

Gaia Books

Paperback | Oct 2007 | #173770 | ISBN-13: 9781856752886
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About this book

Reduce your carbon footprint from day 1 - "Carbon Detox" explains the changes each of us can make at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives. From summer heat waves to rising sea levels, climate change affects us all. The main cause is carbon dioxide and our carbon emissions are growing year by year at a frightening rate.

However, there is hope. The changes we make now can slow the effects of climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. George Marshall shows you how to carbon audit your life and start reducing your impact today. He also explains how to overcome psychological blocks such as scepticism, fear and feelings of insignificance. This book includes advice on low carbon transport options and holidays and how to create an energy-efficient home.

With the help of "Carbon Detox" you will be able to make real differences from day 1. The author's charity will provide extensive cross-promotional support including talks and workshop events. This is the first book to show how the ordinary 'non-greenie' can make realistic and meaningful changes. It is written by an expert author who lives in a low carbon home. It features carbon calculators for the home, transport and food.


Contents

Exploring Fresh Ways To Think About Climate Change; Make This Book Work For You; The Climate Rollercoaster; Overcoming Denial And Truly Believing In Climate Change; The Only Five Strategies For Dealing With Climate Change; The Vision Of How Things Could Be; Preparing For The Detox; Counting The Carbos; Drop A Tonne Of Carbon; Thriving; Taking Control; Appendices; Index.


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Biography

George Marshall is Director of the Climate Outreach and Information Network and has over 17 years' experience in research and campaigning for environmental organisations. He has worked as a senior campaigner for Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation, and as a policy consultant to the German and Papua New Guinean governments. He has authored fifteen major reports and won nine awards for his video documentary work. Location: Oxford.

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