Living Green by World Book Science Encyclopedia. Learn all about environmental issues and green living practices in this comprehensive set. Titles in the Living Green books set examine the environmental impact of every aspect of modern life, from the water bottles we purchase, to the cars we drive, to the food we buy. The volumes also reveal how governments and individuals can work together to reduce our collective carbon footprint and living green.
In Pollution, readers will learn about the causes and consequences of air, water, and soil pollution. Forests and Wetlands; Mountains, Deserts, and Grasslands; and Oceans, Islands, and Polar Regions offer a close-up view of the world’s ecosystems and current environmental issues caused by human interference and climate change. Green Transportation examines such green technologies as biofuels, fuel cells, and natural gas vehicles, and also gives tips on how to “green” one’s own transportation choices. In Green Buildings, readers explore the principles of green living through architecture, from flooring, windows, and roofs to landscape design. Producing and Obtaining Food examines green issues pertaining to the production and consumption of food. Consumable Goods and Durable Goods explore the environmental issues surrounding the production and disposal of many products found in the home. Living Green series offer room-by-room guides on green living through general practices at home and smart purchasing decisions.
Each volume in Living Green includes fact boxes and sidebars that highlight important information and statistics, summary boxes that give a brief overview of current environmental issues, and green activities that can be conducted at home or in your community. In addition, the volumes include a glossary, index, and list of additional print and Internet resources for further reading about going green.