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The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair

Author:

Denis Hayes
Format: Soft Cover
Length: 180 pages
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1559638095
Copyright: 2000

Everyone talks about the weather but no one ever does anything about it. Sadly, that old joke is no longer true. A large body of increasingly compelling scientific evidence is telling us that many things we do from the kinds of cars we drive to how we heat our homes are directly affecting our global climate in unprecedented and alarming ways. But what can any one person do about this vast, global problem? Help fix it! And it doesn't have to be a do-it-yourself project. We citizens and stewards of the earth can unite in greater numbers and power than ever before.

In The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair, Earth Day leader and renewable energy expert Denis Hayes tells us how changes in individual, local, and national energy choices can slow or even stop the dangerous build-up of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, while at the same time saving us money, helping the economy, creating new jobs, and enhancing human health. A how-to home improvement guide for the planet, the book:

  • Describes the problem of global warming today as well as its likely effects in the future.
  • Considers the sources of energy available to us, and explains why one of them is the Earth's best hope.
  • Offers dozens of ways to painlessly reduce your own energy use.
  • Provides action steps to affect the world's energy use and help change policy.
  • Tells where to go for further help and more information.
The first Earth Day in 1970 helped launch the modern environmental movement. Rather than waiting for elected officials to take action to address environmental abuses, environmental maverick Denis Hayes and his compatriots took the lead in bringing the subject to the forefront of American consciousness. Through three decades, the idea of Earth Day has flourished, and now more than ever, individuals need to take matters into their own hands and create change from the ground up and from the whole earth down. As citizens and consumers, we hold a vast capacity for improving our environment and leaving a bright legacy for our children. For seasoned green veterans and environmental newcomers alike, The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair is the must-have book for the next century.

About the Author

In 1969, Denis Hayes coordinated the first Earth Day, an event often credited with launching the modern American environmental movement. Twenty years later he headed the first International Earth Day, with 200 million participants in 141 countries. Today, Hayes is President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, a $100 million environmental foundation based in Seattle, and Chairman of the Board of The Energy Foundation.

He has published more than 100 articles and papers on energy and the environment in publications such as Bioscience, the NY Times and USA Today, and his solar energy blueprint, Rays of Hope, is available in six languages.

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