How to be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth!

By Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert

How to be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth!
Paperback, 96 pages £6.95
Published: 5th November 2009
ISBN: 9781900322713
Format: 148mm x 210mm


There are 250,000 new students going into higher education each year, who will all be in the front line as the effects of climate change start to bite. UK university and higher education institutions emit 3.2m tonnes of CO2 a year. Friendly and easy to use, How to be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth gives students living away from home all the information they need to cut their carbon emissions – both their own and their university’s.

“How do you want your generation to be remembered? How about as the generation that:

  • Prevented global warming spiralling out of control
  • Put an end to pollution
  • Recycled all its waste
  • Saved Planet Earth

…while still having enough change in its pocket for a pint?”

What is Happening to Our World?
Keep Warm.
Heat Water.
Use Light.
Keep Things Cool.
Clean Yourself.
Use Electronics.
Throw Away.
Spend Money.
Want to Do More?

Jon Clift

After working on various sailing yachts around the world for several years, including three transatlantic sailing crossings and a period in the merchant navy, Jon Clift settled ashore, becoming involved in teaching, sailing and outdoor pursuits. Following his first degree in education, he spent a period as Director of Outward Bound Wales and latterly ran his own sailing school in South Devon.

Having always been concerned about environmental issues Jon decided to ‘walk the talk’ and took a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management, working with a major water company for his dissertation. He now works as an environmental consultant, and still keeps his toes wet running sea survival courses. Jon lives in Salcombe, South Devon.

Amanda Cuthbert

Amanda Cuthbert started her working life in the theatre before becoming a founder member of Sky Television, writing, presenting and producing programmes. Sixteen years ago she left the TV life behind to run a small farm in Devon; having been concerned about environmental issues since childhood, she put her ideas into practice – growing organic vegetables, leaving fields unsprayed and raising sheep, pigs and hens organically.

Author of The Dreamer’s Guide to Running Holiday Accommodation (Breese Books) and co-author of The Briefcase and the Baby: A Nanny and Mother’s Handbook (Mandarin) she now works as a writer and editor, and raises chickens and grows her veg in south Devon.

Amanda and Jon have previously collaborated on other environmental subjects, and have written other titles in the Green Books Guides series: Water: Use Less Save More, Energy: Use Less Save More, Climate Change: Simple things you can do to make a difference, Greening Your Office: An A-Z Guide, How to be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth and How To Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN: 9781900322713
Format: 148mm x 210mm
Full-colour illustrations

BISAC Code:  EDU038000, SCI092000
Imprint: Green Books

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