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Book
ix, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Hawaiian culture and its foundation in sustainability / Scott Fisher
  • Food security in Hawaiʻi / George Kent
  • Searching for sustainable agriculture in Hawaiʻi / Penny Levin
  • Lessons from the taro patch / Penny Levin
  • Ecological design for island water systems / Lauren C. Roth Venu
  • Saving island water: strategies for water reuse / Steve Parabicoli
  • Catching the (energy) wave of the future / Luis Vega and Reza Ghorbani
  • Green building: integrating the past with the future / Matthew Goyke and John Bendon
  • Shades of green in the tourism sector: sustainability practices and awareness in the State of Hawaiʻi / Linda Cox and John Cusick
  • Successful sustainability movements in higher education / Shanah Trevenna
  • It takes a village: reflections on building an island school garden / Susan Wyche and Kirk Surry
  • Epilogue: living like an island: what the world can learn from Hawaiʻi / Jennifer Chirico and Gregory S. Farley.
Hawaiaei is a rare and special place, in which beauty and isolation combine to form a vision of paradise. That isolation, though, comes at a price: resources in modern-day Hawaiaei are strained and expensive, and current economic models dictate that the Hawaiian Islands are reliant upon imported food, fuels, and other materials. Yet the islands supported a historic Hawaiian population of a million people or more. This was possible because Hawaiians, prior to European contact, had learned the ecological limits of their islands and how to live sustainably within them. Today, Hawaiaei is experiencing a surge of new strategies that make living in the islands more ecologically, economically, and socially resilient. A vibrant native agriculture movement helps feed Hawaiians with traditional foods, and employs local farmers using traditional methods; efforts at green homebuilding help provide healthy, comfortable housing that exists in better harmony with the environment; efforts to recycle wastewater help reduce stress on fragile freshwater resources; school gardens help feed families and reconnect them with local food and farming. At the same time, many of the people who have developed these strategies find that their processes reflect, and in some cases draw from, the lessons learned by Hawaiians over thousands of years. This collection of case studies is a road map to help other isolated communities, island and mainland, navigate their own paths to sustainability, and establishes Hawaiaei as a model fromwhich other communities can draw inspiration, practical advice, and hope for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824847616 20160619
Green Library
Book
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. ; 15 cm.
Green Library
Book
131 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction
  • Recent and long-term trends of global land use
  • Factors driving increased demand for cropland
  • Balancing consumption with sustainable production
  • Options for sustaining global use of land.
Global cropland is expanding with changing trends in both the production and consumption of land-based products increasing pressure on land resources across the globe. This report discusses the need and options to balance consumption with sustainable production. It focuses on land-based products (food, fuels and fibre) and describes methods which enable countries to determine whether their consumption levels exceed sustainable supply capacities. Strategies and measures are outlined which will allow adjusting the policy framework to balance consumption with these capacities. The report distinguishes between gross and net expansion of cropland. Net expansion is a result of rising demand for food and non-food biomass which cannot be compensated by higher yields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280733303 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ii, 56 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Background and introduction to building blocks
  • 3. IA building blocks
  • 4. References
  • 5. Annex 1: detailed guidelines on selected tools.
"This guidance manual provides support in using Integrated Assessment as a tool for mainstreaming sustainability into policymaking processes (policies, plans and programmes). In doing so, it uses international experiences in the area of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Integrated Assessment (IA) during recent years, and in particular includes UNEP's country-level experiences of Integrated Assessment of trade-related policies, with a focus on the agricultural sector, undertaken over the last ten years in a large number of countries"--Executive summary.
Green Library
Book
195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • What I Lived For
  • Sustainable Compromises
  • Where I Live
  • Water
  • Design
  • Foundations
  • El Sol
  • Economics
  • The Beautiful Tree and Other Disasters
  • The Amoeba
  • The Straw That Broke The
  • Finances
  • Collaboration
  • Artifacts
  • Solitude
  • Visitors
  • Thick Skin in a Winter of Discontent
  • Spring
  • Higher Laws
  • Postscript: Mistakes Were Made.
Living simply isn't always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic and not much susceptible to compromise - until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free yurt he'd built in New Mexico. Thirty-five years later, he decided to try again. This time, with an idealism tempered by experience and practical considerations, Boye and his wife constructed an off-the-grid, energy-efficient, straw bale house in Vermont. Sustainable Compromises chronicles these two remarkable attempts to live simply in two disparate American eras. Writing with hard-won authority and humour, Boye takes up the "how-to" practicalities of "building green, " from finances to nuts and bolts to strains on friends and family. With Walden as a historical and philosophical touchstone and his own experience as a practical guide, he also explores the ethical and environmental concerns that have framed such undertakings from Thoreau's day to our own. A firsthand account of the pleasures and pitfalls of living simply, his book is a deeply informed and engaging reflection on what sustainability really means - in personal, communal, ethical and environmental terms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803264878 20160614
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 46 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
57 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm.
This update finds that there was a surplus of £2.1 billion across the NHS as a whole in 2012-13, matching that in 2011-12. The financial performance of NHS trusts and foundation trusts should be considered in the context of a period of little to zero growth in funding for NHS services over the last two years and during a period of significant structural change across the NHS. Measured by the total surplus or deficit of hospital trusts, financial performance for the NHS appears stronger in 2012-13 than it did in 2011-12. However, there are signs of increasing pressure. As last year, there was a substantial gap between the trusts with the largest surpluses and those with the largest deficits. When primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities are also included, there is a similar variation between local health economies. NHS trusts in difficulty rely on cash support from the Department of Health or non-recurrent local revenue support from strategic health authorities and primary care trusts but this is not a sustainable way of reconciling growing demand with the scale of efficiency gains required within the NHS. At the end of 2012-13, there were still 100 NHS trusts that had not achieved foundation trust status. The risk that NHS trusts will not maintain their planned trajectory to foundation trust status increased substantially in 2012-13. This is a period of major transition for the NHS, as clinical commissioning groups take over from strategic health authorities and PCTs the responsibility for commissioning health services.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xx, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Fiscal sustainability analysis is the use of a simple set of tools to analyze a government's budget and its debt position, and leads to conclusions - given the government's debt level - about the appropriateness of fiscal policy. Many economists are familiar with fiscal sustainability analysis, but there is no single reference work that explains it. Fiscal Sustainability in Theory and Practice fills this gap. The handbook is organized around three themes: (i) basic theory and tools for everyday use, (ii) the effects of business cycles on public finance and the role of fiscal rules, and (iii) crises and their impact on fiscal sustainability. The first theme is central to the book's purpose of bringing the basic theoretical literature together, along with a set of examples used to illustrate particular methods of analysis. The second and third themes develop the topic of fiscal sustainability further, by extending it to topics at the forefront of policy debates in the recent past. Aimed at economists previously unfamiliar with fiscal sustainability analysis, this book will also serve as a useful reference work for all economists with either an advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level of training.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821358740 20160528
Green Library
Book
14 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
xiv, 121 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Natural environments provide enormously valuable, but largely unappreciated, services that aid humans and other earthlings. It is becoming clear that these life-support systems are faltering and failing worldwide due to human actions that disrupt nature's ability to do its beneficial work. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability documents the National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Ecosystem Services. At this conference, participants were divided into 14 interdisciplinary research teams to explore diverse challenges at the interface of science, engineering, and medicine. The teams needed to address the challenge of communicating and working together from a diversity of expertise and perspectives as they attempted to solve a complicated, interdisciplinary problem in a relatively short time. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability describes how ecosystem services scientists work to document the direct and indirect links between humanity's well-being and the many benefits provided by the natural systems we occupy. This report explains the specific topics the interdisciplinary research teams addressed at the conference, including the following: -how ecosystem services affect infectious and chronic diseases -how to identify what resources can be produced renewably or recovered by developing intense technologies that can be applied on a massive scale -how to develop social and technical capabilities to respond to abrupt changes in ecosystem services -how to design agricultural and aquacultural systems that provide food security while maintaining the full set of ecosystem services needed from landscapes and seascapes -how to design production systems for ecosystem services that improve human outcomes related to food and nutrition -how to develop appropriate methods to accurately value natural capital and ecosystem services -how to design a federal policy to maintain or improve natural capital and ecosystem services within the United States, including measuring and documenting the effectiveness of the policy -how to design a system for international trade that accounts for impacts on ecosystem services -how to develop a program that increases the American public's appreciation of the basic principles of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309252423 20160608
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
iii, 70 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
Book
10 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
59 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
iii, 70 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
Book
20 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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