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Green's Not Black & White: The Balanced Guide to Making Eco Decisions Paperback – June 1, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764142488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764142482
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,503,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Don't be fooled by what at first glance appears to be another breezy green guide. This quick read inspires heady contemplation of the complexities of ecofriendly living."

--Della Watson, The Green Life , June 2009

From the Inside Flap

(back cover)
YES . . .
There are many lifestyle choices you can make to help the environment, from using cloth rather than disposable diapers to buying Fair Trade goods.

BUT . . .
Do you know the bigger picture? How much energy are you using to wash those diapers? What's the carbon footprint of your ethical coffee?

Green's Not Black & White is a clear and balanced guide to the major eco-debates, allowing you to make the right choices based on the facts, not myths.

  • Looks behind the slogans and explodes the myths
  • Debates the ideas behind actual everyday dilemmas
  • Presents an easy-to-use pros-and-cons formula

    Printed on recycled paper. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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    More About the Author

    Dominic Muren writes and lectures on industrial and interaction design at the University of Washington. He founded the popular industrial design blog, and served as a contributing writer for - dubbed "The Green CNN" - for over 5 years. His writing explores the interconnections between designed objects, the environment, and society - the tricky, complicated factors that make products "work" within different systems. His most recent book "Green's Not Black & White: The balanced guide to making eco-decisions" has been reprinted in 6 languages. He was awarded a 2010 TED Global Fellowship for his work on, an evolving manifesto which argues that by bringing factories down to a local, accessible scale , manufacturing can be made more environmentally, socially, and functionally positive. In addition to his writing and teaching, Dominic is an award winning industrial designer, and principle of The Humblefactory, a design laboratory in Seattle, Washington with a works-in-progress blog at