Want to live a more sustainable lifestyle but don't know where to start? Live Ethically is a realistic guide to the changes we can all make to the way we live to create a real force for good.
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
Lifetime energy costs and savings
How do you measure up?
The cost of ethical living
The good neighbour
Chapter 2: Energy
Energy use in the home
Invest in the future
Chapter 3: Electrical appliances
EU energy labels
Fridges and freezers
How much electricity are you using?
Disposal and recycling
Chapter 4: In the home
Paints and varnishes
Floors and floor coverings
Chapter 5: Food and drink
Energy and food production
How can I reduce my food miles?
Reducing your food waste
Chapter 6: Shopping
Plastic shopping bags
Ethical retailers and shopping guides
Chapter 7: Money
Chapter 8: Motoring
Do you really need your car?
Working with what you've got
Total energy costs
Electric (battery) cars
Chapter 9: Travel and 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.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
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.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Peter MacBride is a successful author of over 120 books, including 20 in the [Teach Yourself] series.