Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions

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Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions

Format:  Paperback,

223 pages

Publisher: Pgw

Publish Date: Mar 2008

ISBN-13: 9781578051434

ISBN-10: 1578051436

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When is the right time to replace an old refrigerator? Is it okay to knit a sweater with acrylic yarn? Is it more environmentally correct to buy beer in bottles or cans? For the last several years, Bob Schildgen's popular "Hey Mr. Green" column has tackled real-world questions from real people. Readers trust his answers, which are backed by Sierra Club's research, but they also enjoy his realism and irreverent humor. This book distills the best of the column into one enormously useful and entertaining resource. It's organized by subject -- household issues, food and drink, transportation, reuse and recycling, and "big picture" environmental questions -- making it easy to find answers to common questions. Whether puzzling over the intricacies of product life cycles or taking a reader to task for blasting his air conditioner, "Hey Mr. Green" is an indispensable, opinionated, and authoritative guide to minding one's environmental footprint.


Publisher: Pgw
Publish Date: Mar 2008
ISBN-13: 9781578051434
ISBN-10: 1578051436
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 223
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.67 x 0.57 x 7.02

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 7
At Home: On Cleaning Up, Keeping Cool, and Other Domestic Detailsp. 13
Food for Thought: What to Eat, How to Drink, and Answers to Other Dietary Dilemmasp. 57
Out and About: On Getting Around, Fueling Up, and Enjoying the Great Outdoorsp. 95
The Three Rs: How (and Why) to Reduce, Reuse, or Recycle Almost Everythingp. 123
The Big Picture: Thoughts on God, Government, and Other Dinner-Table Topicsp. 145
Notesp. 177
Indexp. 206
Talk Back to Mr. Greenp. 221
About the Authorp. 223

Book description

For years, Bob Schildgen (aka "Mr. Green") has been answering real-world questions about green living in his Sierra magazine column. Readers know they're getting up-to-the minute, authoritative responses, backed by the research and experience of the Sierra Club. But they've also come to expect a refreshing dose of common sense-and often a good laugh-because Bob is a funny guy with his feet on the ground.

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