Evidence of humanity’s detrimental impact on the environment is mounting. As Americans, we are confronted daily with news stories, blogs, and social media commentary about the necessity of practicing green behaviors to offset environmental damage. This essential reference is a fascinating review of the issues surrounding green living, including the impact of this lifestyle on Americans’ time and money, the information needed to adhere to green principles in the 21st century, and case studies and examples of successful implementation.
America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States examines this gripping topic through 3 volumes organized by A–Z entries across 11 themes; state-by-state essays grouped by region; and references including primary source documents, bibliography, glossary, and green resources. This timely encyclopedia explores the development of an eco-friendly culture in America, and entries present the debates, viewpoints, and challenges of green living.
- Sidebars that highlight key figures, events, companies, products, turning points, biographies, debates, cultural highlights, and trends
- A glossary containing 90 terms related to green practices
- 45 primary documents that provide readers with tips and legislation on green and eco-friendly living
- A listing of detailed green resources and links for additional research