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50 Simple Steps to Save the World's Rainforests By Henderson
Despite the very best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, at least 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear each day. If action is not taken now, experts estimate that the world’s rainforests will mostly disappear within 50 years. Currently, the destruction of tropical forests is responsible for 17 percent of man made carbon emissions—more than what comes from all the world’s cars, airplanes and ships combined! Tropical rainforests need our help—and that’s where 50 Simple Steps to Save the World’s Rainforests comes in. The future of the world’s rainforests lies to a large extent in the collective hands of consumers and how they shop, since demand is what fuels the forces driving deforestation—agriculture, logging, and resources extraction. Through the 50-step journey, you will learn how, as a consumer, you may unwittingly support rainforest destruction and more importantly, precisely how you can make different choices that help save rainforests. For example, you will learn how your paper use and purchases of rayon clothing affects Indonesian rainforests where Sumatran tigers are critically endangered or how simply eating Brazil nuts helps save the Amazon rainforest. You will discover how the cultivation of palm oil, a common ingredient in confections, baked goods, soaps and biofuels, is fueling rampant deforestation in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and how you can avoid it. You will also learn about how closely connected you are to the rainforest in your daily living. 50 Simple Steps to Save the Rainforests is the ultimate primer for anyone wanting to take action to help save this ecosystem, which is so critical to the future of mankind.
Price: $10.95

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Paperback: 288 pages
Publication Date: May 25, 2010

No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

About the Book:
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile--and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain.

About UAReads:
UA Reads, a university and community-wide common reading program initiated in partnership between UA BookStores, the UA College of Humanities and the UA Alumni Association, invites participants to read a selected book and to have focused conversations about the book and the topics it raises, contributing to the development of community among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public by providing common ground for the exchange of ideas and opinions. More details here »

Price: $15.00

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Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution
The Green movement in America has lost its way. Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. Congress has not passed a landmark piece of environmental legislation for a quarter-century. As atmospheric CO2 continues its relentless climb, even environmental insiders have pronounced “the death of environmentalism.”

In Getting to Green, Frederic C. Rich argues that meaningful progress on urgent environmental issues can be made only on a bipartisan basis. Rich reminds us of American conservation’s conservative roots and of the bipartisan political consensus that had Republican congressmen voting for, and Richard Nixon signing, the most important environmental legislation of the 1970s. He argues that faithfulness to conservative principles requires the GOP to support environmental protection, while at the same time he criticizes the Green movement for having drifted too far to the left and too often appearing hostile to business and economic growth.

With a clear-eyed understanding of past failures and a realistic view of the future, Getting to Green argues that progress on environmental issues is within reach. The key is encouraging Greens and conservatives to work together in the space where their values overlap―what the book calls “Center Green.” Center Green takes as its model the hugely successful national land trust movement, which has retained vigorous bipartisan support.

Rich’s program is pragmatic and non-ideological. It is rooted in the way America is, not in a utopian vision of what it could become. It measures policy not by whether it is the optimum solution but by the two-part test of whether it would make a meaningful contribution to an environmental problem and whether it is achievable politically. Application of the Center Green approach moves us away from some of the harmful orthodoxies of mainstream environmentalism and results in practical and actionable positions on climate change, energy policy, and other crucial issues. This is how we get to Green.

Price: $26.95

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Hydro Flask: 21 oz Standard Mouth-Cobalt
Our 21 oz is the perfect go-anywhere companion on your busiest days. It stashes easily in a small shoulder bag, your pack’s side pocket or your car cup holder, and holds enough to keep you going for hours without weighing you down. The 21 oz Standard Mouth is one of our best selling vacuum insulated water bottles because of it's size and versatility.
  • Easy to Transport
  • Versatile, middle-of-the-road size
  • TempShieldTM Protected
  • Keeps cold up to 24 hours
  • Keeps hot up to 12 hours
  • 18/8 Pro Grade Stainless Steel
  • BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free
  • Durable, sweat-free powder coat finish
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Style: S21407

Price: $28.99

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Notebook: A Mountain 1 Subject
  • 80 Sheets
  • 11 X 8 1/2 page size
  • College ruled/margin
  • Officially Licensed Collegiate Products
  • Sustainable Forestry Imitative Product
  • Made Exclusively for The University of Arizona BookStores

Price: $3.99

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Pen: Arizona Recycled Logo Pens
Recycled Cardboard Pen with Wood Clip A wonderful giveaway for recycling awareness events.These Earth friendly pens are made from post consumer recycled cardboard and wood clips. Black ink.
Price: $1.99

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BIC Ecolutions Xtra Life Mechanical #2 Pencils 10-Pack
Always ready, sharp and accurate, BIC #2 mechanical pencils are the sart choice at test time.
  • 65% Recycled Plastic
  • 1 BIC Pencil = 2 1/2 wood case pencils
  • Smooth writing lead
  • Erases cleanly
  • Prefer for standardized tests
  • Medium 0.7mm lead

Price: $5.79

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Decomposition Books

Michael Roger Merchandise

This line features clever cover designs and a number of eco-friendly attributes, including: 100% post-consumer-waste recycled pages; and soy ink printing, which contains fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than regular, petroleum-based ink and is also easier to recycle.

•80 Sheets (160 Pages)
•100% Post-Consumer Waste Paper
•Product dimensions: 7.5" x 9.75"
•Made in USA


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EarthWise 100% Recycled File Folders - 50 Count
EarthWise 100% Recycled File Folders are made with 100% recycled paper. They come in assorted colors, so it's easy to color-code your files. With three tab positions and a darker exterior and lighter interior, misfiling becomes a thing of the past. Letter size. 50 Per box.
Price: $28.59

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Green Creativity Enviro Shopping Bag Kit
Use fewer plastic bags by substituting your own reusable fabric bag that you've decorated yourself. Includes one 14 1/4" x 15 1/4" shopping bag, two stencils, two dabbers, four EVA foams, paint strip, brush and directions. Decorate with the included supplies and you have your very own reusable shopping bag. Creative and usable
Price: $11.99

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Pilot B2P Colors Retractable Gel Pen 2-Pack
The world's first pens made from recycled bottles - now with bright barrels and ink colors! This pen is made from 89.9% post-consumer recycled material. It features vibrant gel ink for smooth, effortless writing, and is refillable with G2 refills. Lime and Pink color pack only available.
Price: $4.59

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Plastic: Arizona Bend-A-Bottle Blue
Reusable, collapsible water bottle that is Eco-friendly. Replaces the need for multiple plastic water bottles. Easily fits into your pocket,purse or backpack. Great for hiking, camping, traveling and being on-the-go.
  • BPA Free
  • Carabiner included
  • Easy clean
  • 16 oz. when full
  • Freezable
  • Stands up: bottom expands when filled
  • Name label tag on reverse side

Price: $6.99

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Scotch Desk Tape Dispenser 100% Recycled
Overview :
Keep 1 hand free for answering calls, writing notes and more while you tear off a piece of tape with this Scotch desk tape dispenser, which makes it easy to grab tape for sealing envelopes and packages. A heavy base means you won't have to worry about the dispenser sliding across your desk.

• Weighted rubber base holds this Scotch tape dispenser in place. Quickly get just the right amount of tape you need without the dispenser sliding.
• Durable plastic body can withstand repeated use.
• Built to accommodate tape with a 1" core.
• Greener choice — contains 100% total recycled content.
• Tape not included.

Price: $4.19

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Summer Bag: Arizona Tote Red
Use for almost anything!
Price: $23.99

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Ticonderoga Renew Recycled No. 2 Pencils 10-Pack
Prang-Ticonderoga renew recycled #2 pencil: natural. Wood scraps are recycled and joined together to make new pencils. Less wood is used and less waste is created. Pencils are made with 53% pre- consumer recycled wood. Has a black graphite point for smooth easy writing! this package contains ten 7-1/2 inch long recycled #2 pencils. Non-Toxic.
  • Wood scraps are recycled and joined together to make new pencils
  • Less wood is used and less waste is created
  • Pencils are made with 53% pre- consumer recycled wood
  • Has a black graphite point for smooth easy writing! this package contains ten 7-1/2 inch long recycled #2 pencils

Price: $3.99

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U of A Large Blue Book

U of A Large Blue Book for examinations or class writings.

Paper contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste.

Price: $0.25

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Zebra Pen Eco Zebrite Double-ended Highlighter
Overview :
•Double-ended highlighters are made from a high percentage of recycled post-consumer material, including recycled shopping baskets and car battery encasements.
•Multiple tips allow highlighting and underlining in one convenient utensil.
•Comes in 2-pack
•Highlight your important notes and passages in fluorescent yellow using the chisel or fine point.

Price: $3.19

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