By David Gershon
“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% of America’s carbon fooptrint and 50 to 90% 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 “30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds” is a fun, accessible, 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%. 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.
What people are saying:
“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
“FINALLY… there’s the Low Carbon Diet. The program is intelligently and imaginatively built to be user-friendly, easy and fun! I made new friends, was encouraged that others feel as passionately about safeguarding our planet as I do, and was supported by my EcoTeam in taking really significant actions that have made my household carbon-neutral! Amazing! Now I’m working with new and old friends to bring the Low Carbon Diet program to my community, and finally feeling a sense of hope for our future and the future of our Earth.”
— Patty Goodwin, Low Carbon Diet participant
“Low Carbon Diet is a deeply transforming book. It is indispensable to anyone who wants to make a difference on climate change.”
— Tim Flannery, author of “The Weathermakers”
“Low Carbon Diet is a very effective program for helping people achieve real and lasting carbon reduction at the household level. We gave a copy to each person who was personally trained by Al Gore and The Climate Project to give a version of his slideshow. I recommend it to anyone who wants to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint.”
— Jenny Clad, Executive Director, Al Gore’s “The Climate Project”
“I have recently completed leading our first team of stewards through the Low Carbon Dietprogram. I wanted to congratulate you on a wonderfully helpful and powerfully simple workbook. It gets results! We’re planning a follow-on class of the same team, using Watershed Stewardship.”
— Greg Pepping, Executive Director, Coastal Watershed Council