THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE to
EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES
Formatted, Printed and Distributed by the Environmental Task Force of Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice
1448 E. 52nd St., Box 144, Chicago, IL 60615

The book with this title contains practical advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists. It presents the results of an objective study of the impact of humans, Americans in particular, on our environment and recommended action for us to take to reduce that impact.
"As consumers, we make dozens of decisions every day about what to do or buy, but it is hard to know which of them, if any, make a significant difference for the environment." The authors "believe there are choices – clean, unambiguous choices – ordinary consumers can make that will truly benefit the environment. They will make a difference."

THE LEADING CONSUMPTION-RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS:
Air pollution                Global warming
Habitat alteration                    Water pollution

AVOID HIGH IMPACT ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS:

Powerboats; pesticides and fertilizers; gasoline-powered yard equipment; fireplaces and wood stoves; recreational off-road driving; hazardous cleaners and paints; products made from endangered species

PRIORITY ACTIONS FOR AMERICAN CONSUMERS

TRANSPORTATION

FOOD

HOUSEHOLD OPERATIONS

RULES FOR RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

For more information, and practical suggestions, see:
The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices
Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists
Michael Brower, Ph.D. and Warren Leon, Ph.D.
© 1999 Published by Three Rivers Press, New York, N.Y.