TITLE

Taking stock of our stuff

AUTHOR(S)
Knickerbocker, Brad
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;2/11/99, Vol. 91 Issue 53, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses innovative ways that individuals, communities, and businesses are finding to make due with less, and in the process improving economic performance and quality of life. Worldwatch Institute's report `Mind Over Matter: Recasting the Role of Materials in Our Lives'; The average amount of material that Americans consume each year; Examples of companies who are working on efficiency-driven environmental initiatives.
ACCESSION #
1525292

 

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