Living Green: The Missing Manual

Living Green: The Missing Manual

by Nancy Conner


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Taking care of the earth is more important than ever, but the problems we're facing can seem overwhelming. Living Green: The Missing Manual helps make earth-friendly decisions more manageable by narrowing them down to a few simple choices. This all-in-one resource is packed with practical advice on ways you can help the environment by making simple changes in your home routine, work habits, and the way you shop and get around town. You don't have to embark on a radical new lifestyle to make a difference. Living Green: The Missing Manual shows you how small changes can have a big impact.

With this book, you will:

  • Learn how to make your home energy efficient and free of toxic chemicals
  • Discover how to reduce waste, repurpose and recycle, and do more with less
  • Build and remodel earth-friendly homes with new techniques and materials
  • Learn tips for buying organic food and what it takes to grow your own
  • Get helpful information on fuel-efficient cars, including hybrid and electric models
  • Make your workplace greener and more cost-effective — from changes at your desk to suggestions for company-wide policies
  • Explore how to choose renewable energies, such as wind and solar power

The book also provides you with ways to connect with like-minded people and offers a survey of exciting new green technologies. Learn how you can help the planet with Living Green: The Missing Manual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596801724
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Series: Missing Manual Series
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nancy Conner holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and is the author of numerous books, including QuickBase: The Missing Manual and Google Apps: The Missing Manual. She lives in Ithaca, NY, recently named one of the greenest U.S. cities, where she shops for organic produce at the local farmers market and browses second-hand stores. Each day, she commutes up the stairs to her home office, where she works as an author, editor, and distance educator. Read Nancy's Living Green blog at

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Living Green Begins at Home
    • Chapter 1: Home Green Home: Creating a Safe, Earth-Friendly Place to Live
    • Chapter 2: Save Energy, Money, and the Earth
    • Chapter 3: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    • Chapter 4: Building and Remodeling

  • Part II: Greening Your Lifestyle
    • Chapter 5: Raising a Green Family
    • Chapter 6: Eating Green: It's Not Just Spinach Anymore
    • Chapter 7: Responsible Shopping
    • Chapter 8: Going Green: Transportation and Travel

  • Part III: A Greener World
    • Chapter 9: Green Business Is Good Business
    • Chapter 10: Alternative and Renewable Energy
    • Chapter 11: Getting Involved

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