“This book is fabulous! It couldn't be more timely. It's practical, accessible and effective. Getting people to take on global warming at a personal level is critical to tackling the issue. The Low Carbon Diet can make a huge difference.” — Denis Hayes,
co-founder, Earth Day
As individuals we represent 50 percent of America’s carbon footprint and 50 to 90 percent of a community’s greenhouse gas emissions. If the bad news is that as individuals we are a major part of the problem, the good news is that we can also be a major part of the solution. By making specific, targeted changes to actions we already take every day, we can significantly reduce our CO2 emissions.
This is an easy-to-use guide that will show you, step-by-step, how to dramatically reduce your CO2 output in just a month’s time.
Grounded in over two decades of environmental behavior change research, this illustrated workbook offers much more than a list of eco-friendly actions. It walks you through every step of the process, from calculating your current CO2 “footprint” to tracking your progress.
By making simple changes to actions you take every day, you’ll learn how to reduce your annual household CO2 output by at least 15 percent. And, for those who are more ambitious, you’ll discover how you can help your workplace, local schools, and community do the same.
Join the growing number of citizens who have decided to take global warming into their own hands.
Table of Contents
Cool Lifestyle Action Plan
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Calculate your carbon footprint before and after doing the program!
Learn about the social change framework and research underpinning the Low Carbon Diet program in David Gershon’s award-winning book Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World. Chapter 11 of the book is a case study of the Low Carbon Diet behavior change program and Cool Community empowerment model on which the Low Carbon Diet program is based. This chapter has been excerpted as a six-part series in the Sustainable City Network listed below:
Part One: Low Carbon Diet and the Cool Community
Part Two: An Inconvenient Truth Finds a Convenient Solution
Part Three: Instead of Cursing the Dark, Light a Candle
Part Four: The Global Warming Café
Part Five: Taking a Cool Community to Scale
Part Six: The Cool City Challenge
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Changing the World One Household at a Time, Portland's 30 day program to lose 5000 lbs — Article by Sarah Rabkin about residential climate change program, Portland, OR. From the book, Creating a Climate for Change.
Changing the World One Household at a Time
A grass-roots push for a 'low carbon diet'
"David Gershon has created a step-by-step program, à la Weight Watchers, designed to reduce a person's carbon footprint. . . . Replete with checklists and illustrations, this user-friendly guide is a serious attempt at changing American energy-consumption behavior. . . . The timing for a book offering day-to-day solutions to an overwhelming global problem couldn't be better."
— The Christian Science Monitor