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Author Coplan, Karl

Title Live Sustainably Now : A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (225 p.)
Contents Intro; Table of Contents; Preface; Prologue: Climate March at the Crossroads; 1. Climatarianism: Our Personal Moral Obligation; Carbon Diary: September 2015; 2. Why Both Individual Action and Collective Policy Will Be Needed to Address Climate Change; Carbon Diary: October 2015; 3. Some Climate Basics: What We Mean by "Carbon Footprint," How We Measure It, and Why It Matters; Carbon Diary: November 2015; 4. Sustainability: What Is It Anyway, and Who Can Really Claim to Be Doing It?; Carbon Diary: December 2015; 5. What Is Individual Carbon Sustainability, Then?; Carbon Diary: January 2016
6. Going on a Carbon Diet to Save the PlanetCarbon Diary: February 2016; 7. Surprising Carbon Impact Comparisons: If You Are Only Going to Sweat One Kind of Stuff, Sweat Big Stuff, Not Small Stuff; Carbon Diary: March 2016; 8. Grappling with the Big Four: Electricity, Heat, Transportation, and Food; Carbon Diary: April 2016; 9. Having Fun on a Carbon Budget; Carbon Diary: May 2016; 10. Medium-Term Goal: Getting to Zero; Carbon Diary: Summer 2016; Postscript: Individual Climate Action in the Trump Era: Now More than Ever; Appendix: Sample Carbon Footprint Calculation; Index
Summary Karl Coplan shares his personal journey of attempting to cut back on carbon without giving up the amenities of a suburban middle-class lifestyle. Live Sustainably Now shows that there does not have to be a trade-off between the ethical obligation to maintain a sustainable carbon footprint and the belief that life should be fulfilling and fun
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Energy conservation -- United States
Environmental responsibility -- United States
Sustainable living -- United States
Water conservation -- United States
Energy conservation.
Environmental responsibility.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Sustainable living.
Water conservation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231549164
9780231549165