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50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth Paperback – December, 1989

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Bathroom Readers Press; 1st edition (December 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929634063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929634067
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,759,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on April 26, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
It's a great little reference book that you will refer back to again and again. In one or two pages, each topic gives background information, some interesting facts and figures, a list of the promised "Simple Things You Can Do" and, in some cases, a list of additional reference material. Many of the suggested simple things are not only easy to live with, but can save you money, too.
If everyone could do even 5 of the 50 things mentioned in this book, the world would be a lot better off for it.
(Suggestion for parents - buy the book and share it with your children)
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I read through this book as a child and it impacted me greatly. Ever since then, I've looked for simple ways to change my habits and routines so as to impact the environment less.
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This book is great to instill a mindset that what we do as individuals really does effect the environment. And I do care about the environment. So much so that this book bugs me because some of the things it says are incorrect. The errors have kept me from lending it out. For eg. Page 27 lists 'titanium dioxide' as a harmful heavy metal. Then why is that chemical on the ingredients list of white powdered doughnuts? P46 Claims Elephants may be extinct by the year 2000. P48 States that your toilet takes 5-7 gallons per flush! My oldest is a 1953 commode that takes 3 gallons. It is an interesting fact that toilets can make up 40% of your water usage. But where do they get 5-7 gallons?! P66 "The smallest drip from a leaky faucet can waste over 50 gallons a day." I have had 'the smallest drips' that I put containers under until they could be repaired. I never needed a 55 gallon drum!! You get the idea. The book ruins its credibility with exaggeration and overstatement. Its a shame. It is a useful concept.
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I am a high school health teacher and I use #46 - Eat Low on the Food Chain- in my classroom. The true "cost" of a pound of beef is a staggering toll on our natural resources including fresh water. They don't even mention the personal health benefits of eating less meat. A lot of the ideas in here- the first edition- are old news, about recycling papers, and aluminum cans but nevertheless, a good read.
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