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Source Suggests These Books

Two books geared toward a more sustainable world

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"Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming"
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Edited by Paul Hawken

"Drawdown" gathers a broad coalition of thought leaders in research, science, policy and business to present 100 solutions to a warming world. The beauty of this is these aren't far-flung ideas for expensive and experimental technologies, but ways for which meaningful solutions already exist. Project Drawdown breaks down each of these sectors in a way that details their real-world impact by 2050, should they be implemented on a larger scale.

For instance: The growth of e-bikes, especially in Asia, where they are already popular, has the potential to reduce 1 gigaton of Co2 emissions and $226 billion in savings over automobile usage. Meticulously researched and eminently readable, Hawken and his contributors have provided us a roadmap to a more sustainable world should we choose to follow it.

"F**k Plastic: 101 Ways to Free Yourself from Plastic and Save the World"

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By Surfers Against Sewage

The title pretty much says it all, and the sentiment is spot on. For anyone who's tried, though, you know how pervasive plastic is in our lives and how hard it is to get rid of it. Is there anything besides fresh vegetables and canned goods at the grocery store that doesn't come in some sort of plastic packaging? Here are 101 small things you can start doing right now to limit your plastic usage. We can't get rid of it, but we all need to start somewhere, and this is as good a place as any.

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