Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste

Author(s) : Eduardo Garcia, Illustrator : Sara Boccaccini Meadows

Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste

Book Details

  • Publisher : Ebury Publishing
  • Published : April 2022
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 256
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  • Catalogue No : 96479
  • ISBN 13 : 9781529149807
  • ISBN 10 : 1529149800
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What if we could help to save our planet through small habit changes in our homes? Learn what you can do right now to live a greener life your carbon footprint with this inspiring, accessible, stunningly illustrated book based on Eduardo Garcia's popular New York Times column. Award-winning climate journalist Eduardo Garcia offers a deeply researched and user-friendly guide to the things we can do every day to fight climate change. Based on his popular New York Times column One Thing You Can Do, this fully illustrated book proposes simple solutions for an overwhelming problem. No lectures here - just accessible and inspiring ideas to slash emissions and waste in our daily lives, with over 350 explanatory illustrations by talented painter Sara Boccaccini Meadows. In each chapter, Garcia digs into the issue, explaining how everyday choices lead to carbon emissions, then delivers a wealth of 'Things You Can Do' to make a positive impact, such as: - Eat a climate-friendly diet - Reduce food waste - Save energy at home - Adopt zero-waste practices Printed on environmentally-friendly paper and delivering a decisive hit of knowledge with every turn of the page, Things You Can Do is the book for people who want to know more - and do more - to save the planet.

Reviews and Endorsements

"This beautiful and practical book on the climate crisis is for people of all ages, packed with wonderful pictures, powerful stats, and sound advice" - Mike Berners-Lee, author of There is No Planet B

"If you ever felt that climate science was intimidating, this is the book for you. It's approachable, positive, upbeat, and adorably illustrated" - Kathyrn Kellogg, author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

"Too often, climate action is framed as being either a question of individual responsibility, or instead being entirely about systems-level interventions. The real truth is it's both/and-and Things You Can Do provides a plethora of engaging, accessible ways to get involved - Sami Grover, author of We're All Climate Hypocrites

About the Author(s)

Eduardo Garcia has written dozens of stories for the New York Times on how people can reduce their carbon footprint. He has written news stories and features from more than a dozen countries in his more than fifteen years as a journalist. A native of Spain, Eduardo cut his teeth working as a Reuters correspondent in Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador. Eduardo strives to lead a sustainable lifestyle and believes in using words to empower people.

Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a print designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York, originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, England. She splits her time between working as a textile designer, illustrator, and artist, using watercolour and gouache to create quirky illustrations. Sara has long been a supporter of climate action and women's rights and is dedicated to using her art to make a difference.

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