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xxvii, 191 p. : ill.
  • Introduction SETTING THE STAGE Methodological OverviewSymptomatic AnalysisSystemic AnalysisAn Evolutionary View of AmericaLessons from Our Energy History Energy-The Critical ResourceThe Flow of Energy Is the Only Real EconomyFollow the Energy-Not the MoneyLessons from the Laws of ThermodynamicsFive Operating Principles ECONOMICS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE The Innate Nature of EconomicsScarcity and Human SurvivalEconomics and Human NatureRational Economic ManFrom Necessities to Wants and Subsistence to WealthMisuse of Economics in PracticeGrowth as Economic Religion Consumption TheoryConsumption for SurvivalConsumption in PracticeAffluence as an Unmitigated Public GoodToward an Economics of Enough ProductionOriginal Intention: Meet Human NecessitiesThe Goal Has Been Unlimited ProductionReconciling the DifferencesThe Concept of Productivity ExternalitiesPolitics, Economics, and ExternalitiesUnderstanding the LanguageThe Nature of MarketsImperfect Property RightsProceeding through Example-The Paper MillDrawing Some ConclusionsFacing Uncertainty DistributionThe Question of Who Gets WhatDistribution: The All-Important, Ignored ElementEconomic Methodology Thwarts RedistributionRevisiting the Notion of SurplusInequality and Economic RealitiesEquity and Social Justice-The Key to Real Sustainability Macroeconomics-Is It Still Helpful in an Age of Scarcity?Origins of MacroeconomicsBasic Macroeconomic WorldviewThe Keynesian Dilemma-Unemployment or Inflation?Controlling the EconomyRevisiting the Capitalist ScenarioAge of Scarcity Changes the ParadigmA Growing Economy, a Planet in Peril RECONCILIATION AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE The Meaning of Social-Environmental SustainabilityThe Three Pillars of SustainabilityUnderstanding the Triple Bottom-LineSustainability in Practice-The Track Record Imagining the Ideal WorldWe Can Only Move toward a PositiveEconomic Development in the Current WorldTargeting the Strategy Counsel for Getting ThereResource OverexploitationCommunities Must Actively Plan Their Own FuturesBroad-Based Participation a NecessityNeed for Bottom-Up ThinkingA Final Word on GrowthSumming Up AppendixIndex Chapters include endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439853108 20171218
The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis-our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple. Meanwhile, the natural environment is sending unmistakable warnings. Glaciers are melting; oceans are becoming dangerously acidic; species and their ecological services are becoming extinct; and weather patterns are becoming increasingly severe and unpredictable each year. The stress on resource systems of all kinds threatens to shrink the carrying capacity of the planet, even as we call upon it for increased contributions to support a burgeoning human population. Co-written by an ecologist and an economist, Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World counsels the replacement of symptomatic thinking with a systemic worldview that treats the environment and the economy as an ecosystemic unit. The first part of the book establishes the methodological and biophysical principles needed to develop the concept of socioeconomic sustainability. The second part of the book examines the misuse of economics in the service of what increasingly appears to be a ruinous pursuit of material wealth and expansion. The third part offers advice on reconciling economics and ecology by proposing an economics in which the principles employed are aligned with the biophysical principles of ecology. This timely volume puts forth a sustainable worldview based on systemic thinking, with the emphasis more on what and how people think than on what they do. A unique reference for professionals and laypersons alike, it can also serve as a supplementary classroom text for students of economics, ecology, biology, and environmental science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439853108 20171218
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1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction-- Nature's Laws of Reciprocity-- Rights of Nature - The Emerging Legal Paradigm-- Other International Voices for the Rights of Nature-- Relationship: The Basis for Rights of Nature-- Precursors to the Rights of Nature-- International Steps Towards the Rights of Nature-- Rights of Nature Concepts and Issues-- The Problem of Technology-- Corporations and the Rights of Nature-- Land-- Water-- Air and Climate-- Food Supply-- Sources of Energy-- Mining and Drilling-- International Trade: Moving Goods and People-- Conclusion: Rights of Nature and Our Responsibility.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498788465 20171218
Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction is a much-needed guide that addresses the exciting and significant paradigm shift to the Rights of Nature, as it is occurring both in the United States and internationally in the fields of environmental law and environmental sustainability. This shift advocates building a relationship of integrity and reciprocity with the planet by placing Nature in the forefront of our rights-based legal systems. The authors discuss means of achieving this by laying out Nature's Laws of Reciprocity and providing a roadmap of the strategies and directions needed to create a Rights of Nature-oriented legal system that will shape and maintain human activities in an environmentally sustainable manner. This work is enriched with an array of unique and relevant points of reference such as the feudal notions of obligation, principles of traditional indigenous cultivation, the Pope Francis Encyclical on the environment, and the new Rights of Nature-based legal systems of Ecuador and Bolivia that can serve as prototypes for the United States and other countries around the world to help ensure a future of environmental sustainability for all living systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498788465 20171218
Book
xvii, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
'What about the twenty-first century? Will we finally accept our responsibilities as guardians of planet Earth, the biological living trust, for the beneficiaries, the children of today, tomorrow, and beyond? Or, will it too be a century of lethal, economic struggle among the polarized positions of the supremely dysfunctional among us? Are they - once again - to be allowed to determine the legacy we, as a society, as a nation, bequeath those who follow us? The choice is ours, the adults of the world. How shall we choose?' So writes Chris Maser in this compelling study of three interactive spheres of the ecosystem: atmosphere (air), litho-hydrosphere (rock that comprises the restless continents and the water that surrounds them), and biosphere (all life sandwiched in between). Rich in detail and insightful analogies, "Earth in Our Care" addresses key issues including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability thinking. Exploring our interconnectedness with the Earth, Maser examines today's problems and, more importantly, provides solutions for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813545592 20160528
Green Library
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xix, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION WHAT IS FOREST CERTIFICATION? THE CERTIFICATION MOVEMENT FORESTRY AS AN EVOLUTION IN CONSCIOUSNESS PART ONE, A BRIEF LOOK AT TODAY'S FORESTRY CHAPTER 1, THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF TODAY'S FORESTRY, An Overview Defining the Problem PART TWO, SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY THROUGH THE PROCESS OF CERTIFICATION CHAPTER 2, CERTIFICATION AND TRUSTEESHIP A Certified Forest as a Living Trust The Importance of Certification CHAPTER 3, THE HISTORY OF FOREST CERTIFICATION SmartWood Institute for Sustainable Forestry Forest Stewardship Council Things to Do Prior to Seeking Certification CHAPTER 4, HOW THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS WORKS In the Forest Chain-of Custody in General CHAPTER 5, SOME OF THE COMMON PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS Forest Landowners and Forest Managers Forestry Environment Social and Economic Chain-of-Custody CONCLUSIONS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566705103 20160528
From recycled products to organic food, the movement to be "environmentally friendly" is now expanding into the forestry field. Recognizing this impact, Home Depot has committed to giving preference to selling "certified wood, " proven to come from forests that meet certain biological and social sustainablility standards. Retailers and vendors can offer certified wood through the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and FSC accredited organizations like SmartWood, recently featured in People magazine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566705103 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxi, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The Human Dimension of Social-Environmental Planning. How We Think. Language and Communication. Nature's Rules of Engagement in Social-Environmental Planning. The Law of Cosmic Unification. Basic Components of Design. Habitat, the Language of Boundaries. Patterns Across the Landscape. Infrastructure. Shared Relationships between Everyforest and Everycity. Cumulative Effects, Lag Periods, and Thresholds. Age as an Archive of History. Ecology and Economy. A Century for Healing. Toward Social-Environmental Equality in a Diverse World. Social-Environmental Planning in Space and Time. Challenges for Social-Environmental Planning. Where Leaders Dare to Go. Glossary. Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439814598 20160528
Discusses the sustainability of the planet and its population when dealing with climate change. This book focuses on community based solutions and how the heavy lifting of sustainability can always be done inside existing cities and communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439814598 20160528
Green Library
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xix, 257 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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373 p.
A study of sustainable forestry. The author seeks to be both informative and entertaining, and examines sustainable forestry in relation to philosophy, science and economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781884015168 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Sustainable development : the concept
  • True community is founded on a sense of place, history, and trust
  • Nature's inviolable biophysical principles and land use planning
  • Planning for a local living economy : reinventing the comprehensive plan
  • Planning for a local living economy : nature's biophysical requirements
  • Reframing the problem
  • Modeling the planning process after nature
  • Implementing the comprehensive plan
  • Monitoring progress
  • Ongoing community engagement : citizens as planners.
Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. This second edition captures current success stories, showcasing creative, resilient strategies for fundamentally changing the way we alter our landscape. See What's New in the Second Edition: Explains the relationship between innovative land-use planning and nature's impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning Focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature's biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability Proposes an alternative framework for municipal comprehensive plans framing the community as a living system Written by two experienced professionals in sustainable development planning, the second edition revisits the successes as well as barriers to progress associated with establishing new community development models, such as EcoMunicipalities. The authors emphasize the necessity and potency of citizen involvement and initiatives. They provide proposals for alternative approaches that rest on lessons from history as well as the research, wisdom, and vision of many individuals and communities whose work they have studied. The book supplies a sturdy platform on which to continually build and innovate progress in sustainable land use planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466581142 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
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