|Consumers hold 'green' power in their wallets, author stresses|
Mary Beth Faller
The way Americans spend their dollars can influence manufacturers in ways that improve the environment, and one of the best ways to help is to buy less.
"That doesn't mean doing with less, although simplifying anyone's life is a good idea in the long run," says Diane MacEachern, author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World (Avery, 2008, $17.95 paperback). "But there are so many ways to get what we need without buying and accelerating the use of natural resources that are shrinking." Read more...