Focuses on the biggest environmental culprits of the American lifestyle--our diet, our housing, our clothing, and our transportation--and provides practical, effective steps we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably. Comprehensive, yet written with an approachable and empowering tone, the book draws on personal interviews and real-life examples to demonstrate both the challenges and rewards of making environmentally responsible choices. Informative and inspiring, this book will make you will think twice about every dollar you spend.--From publisher description.The second essential feature for a true hybrid is the use of regenerative braking operating above 60 volts. ... As of September 2007, the only hybrids mentioned by the USC to have this feature are the Toyota Prius and the Ford Escape. As such ... This means that when pulling out of the driveway, for example, the Prius and Escape have no engine noise whatsoever a a startling discovery to new owners.
|Author||:||Sally Stenhouse Kneidel, Sadie Kneidel|
|Publisher||:||Fulcrum Pub - 2008|