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Your Green Abode: A Practical Guide to a Sustainable Home

Tara Miner

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ISBN 10: 1594852758 / ISBN 13: 9781594852756
Published by Mountaineers Books, 2010
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Title: Your Green Abode: A Practical Guide to a ...

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Good

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Featured in the Mother Earth News Green Energy and Great Homes e-newsletter
 
Featured on Alternet's Environment page
A down-to-earth guide to giving your home, condo, or apartment an eco-makeover.
Promotes conservation practices for any home.
Provides tips that save money as well as carbon emissions.
Real-world advice for busy people on a budget.

Author Tara Rae Miner encourages readers to start small, do what interests them, and handle only what they can afford. The process of greening a home is the process of getting to know a home, and Miner guides readers through different areas, distilling research and advice on everything from window and paint options to more effective ways to recycle to the benefits of planting a garden. With chapters on the home-planet connection, saving energy, and setting policies for a Personal Clean Air Act; she presents important information on reducing energy bills, ways to measure your, carbon houseprint, and how to eliminate toxic chemicals from your life (be gone, vinyl shower curtains!). Your Green Abode is for real people who want easy-to-understand choices that make their homes a little more earth-friendly -- without signing off on a second mortgage. It's about having realistic expectations and goals, and keeping a sense of humor while learning what makes a home tick.

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Tara Rae Miner has written about the environment for over ten years, most recently, as managing editor of Orion magazine. She has a master's degree in science from the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana. Her first eco-friendly home restoration, a former schoolhouse built in 1849, took place in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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