The economy is imploding:
it's impossible for first time buyers to get on the housing ladder,
jobs are vanishing faster than high street banks and the price of
home heating and organic muesli has shot up. But saving the planet
doesn't have to cost the world and nor do tough economic times need
to relegate concerns for the planet to the back burner. In this
book, Prashant Vaze, an environmental economist, distils and builds
on his experience of trying to live a low carbon life in London.
In doing so he helps navigate the choices that confront us all when
making decisions about what to eat, how to travel and how to keep
warm in the era of climate change and economic turmoil.
The book is an irreverent
but rigorous reference guide to low-cost, low-carbon living for
everyone in tough times. Readers are taken through the choices of
three real people who are trying to decarbonize on a budget: a twenty-something
starting out in work, a father with two school children holding
down a hectic job and a pensioner on a fixed income. It's brimming
with up to date information on current and future technologies,
tips and ideas for every budget for how to spend the least for the
biggest carbon reduction gain and insight from the experiences of
people trying to live a low carbon life. Ultimately the goal is
to help all of us, regardless of means or background, maintain our
environmental commitment and lower our carbon footprints while saving
money in the face of hard economic times.
About the Author
Prashant Vaze is an
environmental economist and former policy maker. He worked for 15
years in the Office of Climate Change, the Prime Minister's Strategy
Unit and the Department of the Environment.
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