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David Suzuki's Green Guide

by David R. Boyd & David Suzuki

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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.

About the Authors

David R. Boyd

Dr. David R. Boyd is one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and policy and an adjunct professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. He has advised the governments of Canada, Sweden, and Iceland on environmental and constitutional issues and is the co-chair of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team along with Mayor Gregor Robertson. He is a member of the IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment, the Forum for Leadership on Water, and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).

David Boyd is the author of several bestselling and award-winning books as well as more than a hundred publications related to environmental law and policy, including Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy and The Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada's Constitution. His current research focuses on the effects of enshrining environmental rights and responsibilities in national constitutions.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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


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


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 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


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


The environmentalist version of Martha Stewart Living. —Globe & Mail

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