Living Green
Your Questions Answered
by Amy Hackney Blackwell
April 2018, 133pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-5982-3
$45, £35, 40€, A62
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As more and more people become environmentally aware and cognizant of the effects the environment has on our health, concern for the environment is defining a new lifestyle known as “green living.”

This book makes 'green living,' as it relates to teens and young adults, an approachable subject. The information and resources it comprises make it valuable for anyone who is interested in living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly life.

Our actions have a powerful impact on the environment: how we heat and cool our homes, the types of cars we drive, and even the foods we consume all contribute to the health of the planet. Living Green: Your Questions Answered, an installment in Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series, provides clear, concise answers to readers’ questions about living a more eco-conscious life. In addition to explaining fundamental concepts such as carbon footprint, climate change, and sustainability, this book offers practical steps readers can take in their everyday lives to reduce their environmental impact across a number of areas, including energy usage, transportation, food and water, and even fashion and personal care products.

Each book in this series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. The book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&A format
  • Helps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy section
  • Provides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studies
  • Dispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information
  • Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources
Amy Hackney Blackwell, PhD, is coordinator of the South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance, based at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Her research focuses on historical botany and the ownership of genetic resources for the project Botanica Caroliniana. Her other publications include Mythology for Dummies, LSAT for Dummies, the UXL Encyclopedia of Science, and the UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters.


"Living Green will serve students in middle school, high school, and college. Recommended for school, academic, and public libraries."—ARBA, August 4, 2018

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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