The Union of Concerned Scientists – Cooler Smarter
Event at Politics and Prose: Details here and below
Jul 7 2012 6:00 pm
When it comes to climate change, each individual’s everyday decisions have tremendous impact. This science-based guide, informed by a two-year study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit organization that combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions—looks at transportation, home energy use, and personal consumption, showing how people can cut carbon emissions by 20%.
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How can each of us live Cooler Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days-what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work-may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming.
Based on an in-depth, two-year study by experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists, Cooler, Smarter shows you how to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more. It offers science-based strategies to cut carbon, including chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials.
The advice in Cooler Smarter can help save you money and live healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low carbon-living, to confront one of society’s greatest threats.
About the Author
The Union of Concerned Scientists is a leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
Praise for Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living…
“Finally, an excellent, short, and readable book that is replete with examples of what each of us can do to improve our lives and, at the same time, reduce our carbon footprint by using energy more efficiently. Whatever your view may be about climate change projections, there are no good arguments that favor wasting energy and launching the world’s climate into an uncertain future.”
“Cooler Smarter provides great advice backed by data, analysis, and examples. I was surprised how only a few simple steps can cut your environmental footprint by 20 percent—and most of those steps don’t involve sacrifice, but rather pay for themselves and help you lead a healthier life. I plan on implementing several of these strategies and hope others do, too!”
“We can break our addiction to fossil fuels, stave off the worst of global warming, and generate quality jobs that allow us to support our families and build for the future—but only if we work together and each of us does our part. This smart, sensible, and easy-to-use book lays out the most effective steps each of us can take right now.”
-The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham
“It’s doubly important now for each of us to act to reduce our carbon footprints because Washington is doing so little. I love this book–a smart, accessible, clear-headed guide that we can all follow.”
-James Gustave Speth
“This accessible, science-based book gives each of us the information we need to do our part to reduce our carbon emissions. This is the smart tool for action many of us have been waiting for.”
-Timothy E. Wirth
“A wonderful guide to smarter energy use and a cooler planet that shows how each and every one of us can contribute part of the solution for a better future. Splendidly written, accessible, and essential for any citizen—both virtually and metaphorically cool.”
-Thomas E. Lovejoy
“Clear, readable, and genuinely smart, Cooler Smarter answers the question concerned citizens everywhere are asking: What can we do to make a difference?”