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1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Professor Barnett's research on business strategies and why firms win and lose found that industrial evolution is driven more by innovation cycles due to competition than by explicit corporate strategies. Today, with a shift in consumer preferences in advanced industrialized economies toward products and services that are better for the environment, some businesses compete not only on cost, new features, or delighting the customer, but also on the environmental impact of their activities. Green businesses - particularly those cooperating with non-governmental environmental organizations or aligning their business models with governmental environmental policies - are the potential leaders of their industries' evolution."--Container.
Business Library
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 57 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Envision a society where economic opportunity, social justice and sustainable culture all spring from environmental stewardship. Imagine a world where nurturing the health of the planet is the catalyst for global financial success and social stability. Can you? Ten years ago, fourteen business owners in Portland, Oregon did just that. Using a sustainability tool called The Natural Step, these fourteen business owners looked at their business plans through the lens of environmental sustainability and began the journey to create businesses that would be responsible for earth's natural systems while building economic growth. Along the way, all fourteen developed 'A passion for sustainability'. Join these inspiring pioneers as they describe the journeys they have taken, the challenges and unexpected rewards they have experienced and their ultimate vision of a sustainable world. Prepare to be inspired, motivated and energized to begin your own journey and find your own 'Passion for sustainability'. Director: Eric G. Stacey.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (30 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Move from outer elements of sustainability—such as solar energy, ecocities, and organic agriculture—to inner dimensions of sustainability: spirituality, holistic health, and well-being. Learn what faith-based organizations have to say about sustainability, investigate meditation, and delve deeper into the Slow Food Movement..
1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Feature-length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it"--Container.
Media & Microtext Center
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (62 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Definitions
  • Types of digital library
  • Assemblage
  • Sustainability
  • Open access
  • Big deals
  • Repositories
  • Sustainability
  • Born digital
  • Digitisation
  • Examples
  • Business models
  • Business planning
  • Examples
  • Conclusions.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Look beyond recycling to the higher goal of sustainability. Then close the course by considering the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003. Caused by inadequately pruned trees and a software bug, this cascading sequence of infrastructure failures holds important lessons for the world of everyday engineering..
1 online resource (streaming video file)
Going to Green: Understanding Sustainability includes on location demonstrations of best practice ecosustainable activities. Based on the PBS series Edens Lost and Found,  Going to Green was developed to provide a standards-based environmental education curriculum for schools, colleges, and communities. The future of America- and, indeed, our planet- lies in the education of our young people about the issues facing our environment and our communities today. In this spirit,  Going to Green was developed. 
1 online resource (streaming video file)
Follow filmmaker/photographer Douglas Gayeton as he converses with and captures some of the foremost practitioners of sustainability in food and farming. Gayeton's visually provocative methods and unique artistic approach create and share a new language of sustainability. His art comes to life as animation fills his photographs to share people's stories.
1 videocassette (ca. 72 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/4 in.
A session from the 2005 Net Impact Conference, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Business Library
1 streaming video (72 minutes) : sound, colour.
  • Section 1. Introduction to urban resilience
  • Lesson 1. Definition of and questions about urban resiliency
  • Lesson 2. Global threats and urban problems
  • Section 2. Resilient city
  • Lesson 3. Resilience & adaptive capacity
  • Lesson 4. Spiral dynamics and resilient city
  • Lesson 5. Resilient communities
  • Lesson 6. Social capital, equity and economy
  • Section 3. The role of technology and authorities towards urban resilience
  • Lesson 7. The role of eco-technology, ICT and GIS
  • Lesson 8. Adaptation and mitigation
  • Lesson 9. The role of national and local governments
  • Section 4. Strategies and stakeholders towards urban resilience
  • Lesson 10. Urban design strategies
  • Lesson 11. Possible stakeholders for local resilience action planning
  • Lesson 12. Local resilience action plans
  • Lesson 13. Local resilience action plans - a technical analysis
  • Conclusion.
As the focus on sustainable living becomes more prevalent around the globe, it has become essential to engineer and plan cities so that they can maintain green practices efficiently. Highlights new approaches to developing resilient communities through the use of sustainable technologies. Investigating the impact of green approaches on mitigation and adaption while exploring emergent ways to establish resilient urban settings, this video is a critical resource for researchers, professionals in spatial sciences, students, and decision makers for cities.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (146 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
so right so smart profiles companies on the cutting edge of more sustainable business practices who are proving that being environmentally friendly is both good for the earth and good for business. Their inspiring stories of leadership and innovative change provide hopeful models for the larger business community and other institutions. The primary focus of the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of Interface Inc., a global carpet manufacturer led by Ray Anderson, one of the early pioneers of green business practices.. In 1994, Anderson read Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce and had an epiphany: the planet was in crisis and his business was contributing to the problem. Anderson spearheaded an often-challenging effort to transform Interface to a "restorative enterprise". Working with heart and commitment, Interface surrounded itself with some of the top experts in sustainability to educate and hold the company accountable. The film also includes shorter profiles of several companies who started out with a commitment to green business practices: Stonyfield Farm, Patagonia, Herman Miller, Seventh Generation and New Belgium Brewery. Prominent environmental authors and business experts share their experiences and insights, including Paul Hawken, John Picard, David Suzuki, Janine Benyus, Mona Amodeo, Jonathan Lash, and Hunter and Amory Lovins. Top executives featured in the film along with Ray Anderson include Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Doug McMillon of WalMart, Dan Hendrix of Interface and Paul Murray of Herman Miller..
1 streaming video (120 minutes) : sound, colour.
  • Section 1. Investigating the role of civil society in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
  • Lesson 1. Definitions, theories and methods
  • Lesson 2. Social responsibility challenges and implications
  • Lesson 3. The role of the individual
  • Lesson 4. Societal expectations and goals
  • Lesson 5. Global and national challenges
  • Section 2. Connecting sustainable governance among corporations, governments and civil society
  • Lesson 6. The role of the corporation
  • Lesson 7. The role of government
  • Lesson 8. The role of civil society
  • Section 3. The strategic role of the social domain in sustainable competitive advantage
  • Lesson 9. Social competitiveness
  • Lesson 10. Non-market strategies.
The emphasis on green business solutions has motivated corporations of all types to focus on their own operations in order to ensure that they are having a positive impact on society as well as the environment. Partnering with organizations both within and outside of a specific industry can assist corporations in furthering their CSR strategy. Modern Cross-Sector Partnerships for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability highlights the value of partnering with organizations across various sectors and industries in order to strengthen each organization's strategies and involvement within the communities they serve. Focusing on critical solutions for green and socially responsible business practice, this video project is an ideal resource for business professionals, executives, researchers, and business students.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (78 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Can true happiness and success be measured by material possessions? What is the personal and global impact of our consumer culture? Is there an alternative? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many aspects of the growing "minimalist" movement that is challenging compulsory consumerism and seeking a different path. The authors of two best-selling books on minimalism, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, take viewers on a road trip across America that reveals the core ideas behind minimalism and meets people who share their transformational stories. Millburn and Nicodemus are friends from college who lived the corporate rat race only to find that it never really brought them happiness. Though their paychecks grew, the void in their lives remained the same. Each had their own personal breaking point that moved them away from the consumer lifestyle. From architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, authors, and families, the film explores the ways that many different types of people are attempting to live simpler, more meaningful lives, and their varied motivations for doing so. Among the leading voices in the minimalist movement the film visits with are: sociologist/author Juliet Schor, Zen Habit's Leo Babauta, Becoming Minimalist's Joshua Becker, neuroscientist/author Sam Harris, and Colin Beavan, aka "No Impact Man". Each lends their experience living a minimalist life and delves into the environmental, social and psychological wake that is the result of compulsive consumerism.
1 online resource (streaming video file)
What's meant by sustainable development? This film offers a stark account of the dangers threatening the planet and explores what we can do to avoid disaster. INDUSTRIALISATION: The problems started about 250 years ago with the industrial revolution. First coal, then oil, fuelled a world of mass production, mass consumption - and cars. Burning oil and carbon has been a disaster for the planet - most scientists blame it for global warming. New deserts will form, the polar ice cap will melt and sea levels will rise bringing floods and disaster. RAINFORESTS: Rainforests are called the "lungs of the earth" - but they're disappearing, and the industrialisation of farming and fishing is depleting natural resources and destroying biodiversity. Population and life-style are major factors, too, creating rubbish and pollution. Tourism has been become a huge global industry - but local cultures and the environment have suffered. TAKING ACTION: Some people are taking action to make life sustainable - planting trees, controlling traffic and promoting renewable forms of energy. But is this enough? Is it too late?
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"... takes an unadulterated look into the food you eat. What's on your place? Where does it come from? What effects does it have on the environment and your body? What can you do to help?"--Container.
Media & Microtext Center

16. Ripe for change [2006]

1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
California -- always a fascinating marriage of opposite extremes -- is at a cross-roads in agriculture. Many Californians are struggling to fend off overdevelopment and the loss of farming lands and traditions while embracing innovative visions of agricultural sustainability. At the same time, California is where fast food was born and a center of the biotechnology industry and large corporate agribusiness. The debates raging in California over issues of food, agriculture, and sustainability have profound implications for all of America, especially in a world where scarcity is the norm and many natural resources are diminishing. This fascinating documentary explores the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. It illuminates the complex forces struggling for control of the future of California's agriculture, and provides provocative commentary by a wide array of eloquent farmers, prominent chefs, and noted authors and scientists. The film examines a host of thorny questions: What are the trade-offs between the ability to produce large quantities of food versus the health of workers, consumers, and the planet? What are the hidden costs of "inexpensive" food? How do we create sustainable agricultural practices? Through the "window" of food and agriculture, Ripe for Change reveals two parallel yet contrasting views of our world. One holds that large-scale agriculture, genetic engineering, and technology promise a hunger-less future. The other calls for a more organic, sustainable, and locally focused style of farming that reclaims the aesthetic and nurturing qualities of food and considers the impact of agriculture on the environment, on communities, and on workers. Ripe for Change was directed by award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori. Producers: Emiko Omori and Jed Riffe Director: Emiko Omori.
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 31 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Environmentally Sustainable Construction is a philosophy for designing and constructing homes and communities. By incorporating these principles, architects, designers, builders and tradesmen can create a living environment that is truly sustainable. Each chapter in the DVD is devoted to separate concepts that combine to contribute to the overall philosophy.
Provides an overview of the evolving sustainability of the production facilities, processes, and products of the U.S. Government Printing Office. Includes statements by: Robert C. Tapella, Public Printer; Trish Fritz, Assoc. Chief, Strategic Environmental Programs; Michael P. Mooney, Manager, Plant Operations; Sheree A. Young, Chief, Procurement; and, Michael L. Wash, Chief Information Officer.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Buildings and cities have a huge impact on our well-being, sustainability, and ecological footprint. See how architects design green buildings that are regenerative—giving back more energy than they take—by using natural daylight, nontoxic materials, and superior levels of air quality and thermal comfort, all for about the same cost as conventional building..
1 online resource (streaming video file) (139 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Sustainable tourism minimised any impact on the environment and local culture of tourist destinations, creating a sustainable local tourist economy.


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