Seven Wonders: Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet


John C. Ryan is research director of Northwest Environment Watch. He has worked for local non profit groups in Indonesia and for Worldwatch Institute in Washington D.C., and holds degrees in history from Stanford and Yale Universities.

Northwest Environment Watch is an independent, not-for-profit research center based in Seattle. Its mission is to foster a sustainable economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest. NEW can be reached at 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 1127, Seattle, Washington 98101. Their Website is located at

The following article is adapted from John's most recent book, Seven Wonders, Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet.

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