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Live Ethically: Teach Yourself by Mac Bride
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Is this the right book for me? Live Ethically will clear a path through the minefield of information available on green issues and give you everything you need to know in order to make informed choices about the goods, services and products you use on a daily basis. Designed for anyone who wants to live more responsibly without huge effort or cost, it is a realistic guide to understanding the issues surrounding every area of consumer life, from clothing and food to energy saving and environmentally friendly travel. Each section explains the pros and cons of every choice we make as householders, then shows the practical steps you can take to make changes that will really have an impact. Live Ethically includes: Chapter 1: Basic ethics What is 'ethical living'? Making ethical choices Ethical companies Environmental issues Lifetime energy costs and savings How do you measure up? The cost of ethical living The good neighbour Chapter 2: Energy Energy sources Energy use in the home Space heating Water heating Lighting Invest in the future Cooking Chapter 3: Electrical appliances EU energy labels Washing machines Tumble dryers Dishwashers Fridges and freezers Electronic equipment Computers... ...and printers How much electricity are you using? Disposal and recycling Chapter 4: In the home Water use Cleaning Household waste Paints and varnishes Furniture Floors and floor coverings Chapter 5: Food and drink Energy and food production Food miles How can I reduce my food miles? Organic food Food waste Reducing your food waste Food packaging Fairtrade Bottled water Chapter 6: Shopping Clothes Gadgets Gifts Plastic shopping bags Ethical retailers and shopping guides Chapter 7: Money Banking Mortgages Ethical investment Chapter 8: Motoring Do you really need your car? Working with what you've got Total energy costs Alternative fuels Electric (battery) cars Which car? Chapter 9: Travel and tourism Air travel Tourism Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to live ethically. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Author Biography

Peter MacBride is a successful author of over 120 books, including 20 in the [Teach Yourself] series.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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