Climate Change
Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference

By Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert

Climate Change
Paperback, 96 pages £4.95
Published: 26th June 2008
ISBN: 9781900322249
Format: 165mm x 119mm

Category: ENVIRONMENT, ECOLOGY & CLIMATE CHANGE, GREEN BOOKS GUIDES

Series: Green Books Guides

You know that:
• The ice caps are melting
• The seasons are changing
• Sea levels are rising
• Storms are on the increase

But what can you DO about it? .....PLENTY!

This book puts the power back into your hands in the face of the doom and gloom of climate change. You don't have to wait for 'someone else to sort it out'; rather than worry and feel helpless, you can get up and do something. Climate Change is packed with ideas for action, from simple everyday things which cost nothing, to bigger projects which involve more time and money. For example:
• Get on your bike
• Buy local food
• Turn off your TV
• Insulate your loft
• Recycle and compost
• Take the train
• Turn down the heat
• Install solar panels

Do your bit and protect the planet for today and tomorrow.

Climate change is a challenge for us all. Temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising and many people simply don’t know what they can do in the face of such an immense problem.
But there are plenty of simple things you can do. For example:
Use less energy to heat and power your home
Reduce your water usage
Stop flying – use trains instead
Shop locally and buy locally produced food in season
Start composting at home
This book is a practical, down-to-earth guide to the things that you can do, both big and small, to make a difference and reduce the impact of climate change.

Introduction
Home heating
Water heating
Lighting
Cooking
Keeping things cool
Washing dishes
Washing and drying clothes
Electrical appliances & electronic gadgets
Rubbish
Travel
Shopping
Water
Gardening
Renewable energy
Resources

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: 9781900322249
Format: 165mm x 119mm

BIC Code: RNPG
BISAC Code:  SCI092000
Imprint: Green Books


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