Dec 25 10
You know the adage: information is power. If you would like to arm yourself with enough power to evoke change when it comes to air pollution we offer the following sources so you can get up to speed and make things happen in your own empowering way.How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants that Purify Your Home or Office (B. C. Wolverton) takes a look at how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants. Plants have been described as the “lungs of the earth” and this guide (based on 25 years of research by NASA) shows how they can play a role in implementing cleaner air in your environment.Environmental Awareness: Air Pollution (Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Marjorie L. Oelerich, Jody James, Janet Wolanin) is designed for readers from Grade 3 and up, but it is also a great primer for anyone wanting to understand at a grassroots level the condition of air pollution since it addresses the ever-growing environmental problem. Readers learn about the cause and effect of this issue and how they can help in waste reduction and all anti-pollution and conservation efforts.Clearing the Air: The Real Story of the War on Air Pollution (Indur Goklany) is a 250-page look that demonstrates how Washington, D.C.’s 30-year regulatory war against air pollution has done little to improve air quality. The author is the former chief of the technical assessment division of the National Commission on Air Quality and a consultant in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation at the Environmental Protection Agency.Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner’s Manual (Steve Nash) provides a clear and evenhanded introduction to some of the most hotly disputed environmental issues facing the Blue Ridge, including the invasion of exotic plants and insects, the explosive growth of suburban-style communities in natural areas, worsening air and water pollution, and the erratic management of national forests.