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 environmentdecrease energy and water usechoose eco-friendly transportationmake simple diet changes to eat fresher, healthier food
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation
About the authors
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, BC.
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.
Other titles by David Suzuki
Tree, A Life Story
Just Cool It!
The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do - A Post-Paris Agreement Game Plan
The Blue Dot
Defending the Only Planet We’ve Got
Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change
Letters to My Grandchildren
A Letter to My Grandchildren
Living Things We Love To Hate
Facts, Fantacies & Fallacies
Canada’s Raincoast at Risk
Art for an Oil-Free Coast
Everything Under the Sun
Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet
The Sacred Headwaters
The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass
Other titles by David R. Boyd
Thirst for Justice
The Rights of Nature
A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World
Cleaner, Greener, Healthier
A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies
The Optimistic Environmentalist
Progressing Towards a Greener Future
The Right to a Healthy Environment
Revitalizing Canada's Constitution
The Environmental Rights Revolution
A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment
Dodging the Toxic Bullet
How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards
Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy
Best Contemporary Canadian Nature Writing