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David Suzuki's Green Guide

Regular price $19.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553652939
  • Tags: David R. Boyd, David Suzuki, Health & Wellness, Nature & Environment,
  • Dimensions: 6 x 8
  • Published On: 08/11/2008
  • 192 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781926685144
  • Tags: David R. Boyd, David Suzuki, Health & Wellness, Nature & Environment,
  • Published On: 08/11/2008
  • 192 Pages

A practical guide to reducing your ecological footprint from the man Tim Flannery calls "the greatest environmentalist of our age."

Everyone knows that human actions affect our natural environment. With this indispensable guide, readers will learn to consume fewer resources and become part of the solution as stewards of the planet. This book recommends actions for individuals to be more green in the homes where we live, the way we travel, the food we eat, and the things we buy. It also describes how all of us can ensure that governments support sustainable lifestyles. Suzuki and Boyd provide vital tips for readers to:

  • create a healthy indoor environment
  • decrease energy and water use
  • choose eco-friendly transportation
  • make simple diet changes to eat fresher, healthier food

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

David R. Boyd is a leading environmental lawyer who has advised the governments of Sweden and Canada. His books include Sustainability Within a Generation: A New Vision for Canada as well as Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy and Northern Wild: Best Contemporary Canadian Nature Writing, both Canadian Geographic Books of the Year. Boyd lives, lightly, on Pender Island in British Columbia.

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Host of the longrunning CBC television program The Nature of Things, he is also the author of more than fifty books.


"The Green Guide is pretty serious about sustainability. . . . David Suzuki writes in his latest book . . . that one of the easiest, yet most important, things you can do to reduce your ecological impact is to spend more time outside in natural settings. Not only will connecting with nature inspire you to become a better steward of the planet but 'the deeper your connection to nature and the more time spent outdoors, the more happy you are likely to be.'" -Calgary Herald

"Suzuki's guide teaches readers how to become stewards of the planet, recommending green choices in all aspects of our lives . . . this book is an informative tool for improving your environmental karma." -Granville Magazine

"Canada's resident green expert gives readers the scoop on how they can reduce their ecological footprint and help build a sustainable future." -Green Living Magazine

"Concise but thorough advice, in clear and readable text, for those who want to live greener but are overwhelmed by confusing media reports . . . ideal for the person who thinks going green is impossible or who is at a loss on how to begin." -Library Journal

"Focusing on well-being and the big picture, Suzuki turns around the conventional wisdom that living green means sacrificing comfort and convenience; providing information that the green life is frequently healthier and happier . . . Suzuki's approach is easy and joyful, ideal for the person who thinks going green is impossible or who is at a loss on how to begin." -Publishers Weekly

"The environmentalist version of Martha Stewart Living." -Globe & Mail