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Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Introduction.- Advancing Norms and Policies.- Transforming Learning Environments and Educational Approaches.- Empowering Youth and Local Communities.- Special Interview.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319153049 20160618
Focusing on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles, this book examines developments over the last decade in relation to: - the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewardship - research, projects and publications on education for responsible living - the creation and implementation of relevant teaching methods and materials - policies on education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles - global processes for education on sustainable development The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319153049 20160618
Book
xlii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xi, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Sustainability: a word of our time-- 2. Sustainable agriculture: more and more production-- 3. Sustainable management of fisheries-- 4. Applying sustainability to industry-- 5. Social and economic dimensions to sustainability-- 6. The 'doing' of sustainability-- 7. Sustainability science?-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521835336 20160604
Encouraging students to engage in the challenges and complexity of sustainability, this text considers not only the theories underlying sustainability, but more importantly how theories are translated into practice and the difficulties of achieving this in the world in which we live. This pragmatic focus gives students a greater understanding of the practice of sustainability and highlights the challenges involved. Models and theories are illustrated throughout with real world examples to help students move away from the abstract and connect with genuine issues. The text begins by focusing on sustainable production and consumption and how they are related. The role of tools such as modelling and sustainability indicators are explored, and extended into the fields of stakeholder participation, livelihoods and evidence-based policy. The final chapter explores the interconnections between apparently disparate subjects and the importance of taking an interdisciplinary perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521835336 20160604
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations, graphs.
Book
ix, 146 p. : ill.
  • A Greater Sustainability is Possible (Carmine Nardone and Maria Luisa Varricchio)-- The "New" Development of Renewable Energy Sources in the World. A Potential Path Towards Global Sustainability (Carlo Sinatra)-- Global Sustainable and Integrated Development. The Case of Global Sustainable and Social Energy Program - GSSEP Onlus (Carlo Sinatra)-- A Proposal for Advanced Services and Data Processing Aiming at the Territorial Intelligence Development (Salvatore Rampone and Gianni D'Angelo)-- Visible-near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Field Scale Digital Soil Mapping. A Case Study (Antonio P Leone, Fulvio Fragnito, Giovanni Morelli, Maurizio Tosca, Natalia Leone, Massimo Bilancia and Maria Luisa Varricchio)-- Mediterranean Agency for Remote Sensing and Environmental Control: Satellite Monitoring and Mapping (Roberto Tartaglia Polcini)-- Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of E-commerce (Valerio Morfino, Alessandro Perrella and Salvatore Rampone)-- Pre-feasibility Study "Save the Camels" (Maria Luisa Varricchio and Carmine Nardone)-- A Food Safety and Traceability System Based on RFID Technology and Internet of Things (Gianni D'Angelo, Gianfranco De Luca and Salvatore Rampone)-- WTC (We Take Care) Experimental Smartphone App to Follow-up and Take Care of Patients with Chronic Infectious Disease: Which Impact on Patients Life Style? (Alessandro Perrella and Valerio Morfino)-- Global Sustainability for a World of 'Smart' Bio-territories (Donato Matassino)--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814651318 20160618
This book contains the proceedings of the international workshop on global sustainability held in Benevento, Italy, on February 2014. The proceedings consist of 10 invited and contributed papers related to the broad range of aspects of sustainability in a global scenario including food safety, monitoring, soil mapping, healthcare, territorial intelligence, local food production, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy sources, integrated development, sustainability strategies, "smart" bio-territories, replete with case studies. This book aims to provide the perspective of the diverse problems in global sustainability, and the many disciplines that could work together in achieving it. The workshop itself led to the signing of international agreements for the protection and enhancement of endangered species in the area of North Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814651318 20160618
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 online resource.
"Sustainability Assessment" is a comprehensive compilation of all the known policy factors related to sustainability. This book outlines all of the elements and considerations of community aspects of policy evaluation in an effort to reduce the future consequences on resources and environmental sustainability. The basic assumption behind it is that sustainability, though oriented to resources and meeting demands, starts from formulation of policy. Policies are so interrelated that all policies have some roles to play toward sustainability. Helps policymakers integrate the objectives of sustainability into policy actions in a given socio-political environment and plan a strategy for policy implementation; and includes some policy factors that have not been discussed in other texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124071964 20160610
Book
x, 151 pages ; 24 cm
  • Sustainability means nothing without an end in sight
  • The myths of our modern culture
  • The wrong-headed solutions of corporate sustainability
  • More is not better
  • Reexamining what it means to be human
  • Returning to our place in the whole
  • Reasons to be hopeful.
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability invites you into a conversation between a teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, as they discuss how to create a sustainable world. Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability, this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing the environmental damages of human progress. Through their dialogue and essays that open each section, the authors uncover two core facets of our culture that drive the unsustainable, unsatisfying, and unfair social and economic machines that dominate our lives. First, our collective model of the way the world works cannot cope with the inherent complexity of today's highly connected, high-speed reality. Second, our understanding of human behaviour is rooted in this outdated model. Driven by the old guard, sustainability has become little more than a fashionable idea. As a result, both business and government are following the wrong path--at best applying temporary, less unsustainable solutions that will fail to leave future generations in better shape. To shift the pendulum, this book tells a new story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in the beauty of complexity and arguing for the transformative cultural shift that we can make based on our collective wisdom and lived experiences. Then, the authors sketch out the road to a flourishing future, a change in our consumption and a new approach to understanding and acting. There is no middle ground; without a sea change at the most basic level, we will continue to head down a faulty path. Indeed, this book is a clarion call to action. Candid and insightful, it leaves readers with cautious hope.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804784153 20160611
Green Library
Book
x, 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Sustainability means nothing without an end in sight
  • The myths of our modern culture
  • The wrong-headed solutions of corporate sustainability
  • More is not better
  • Reexamining what it means to be human
  • Returning to our place in the whole
  • Reasons to be hopeful.
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability invites you into a conversation between a teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, as they discuss how to create a sustainable world. Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability, this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing the environmental damages of human progress. Through their dialogue and essays that open each section, the authors uncover two core facets of our culture that drive the unsustainable, unsatisfying, and unfair social and economic machines that dominate our lives. First, our collective model of the way the world works cannot cope with the inherent complexity of today's highly connected, high-speed reality. Second, our understanding of human behaviour is rooted in this outdated model. Driven by the old guard, sustainability has become little more than a fashionable idea. As a result, both business and government are following the wrong path--at best applying temporary, less unsustainable solutions that will fail to leave future generations in better shape. To shift the pendulum, this book tells a new story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in the beauty of complexity and arguing for the transformative cultural shift that we can make based on our collective wisdom and lived experiences. Then, the authors sketch out the road to a flourishing future, a change in our consumption and a new approach to understanding and acting. There is no middle ground; without a sea change at the most basic level, we will continue to head down a faulty path. Indeed, this book is a clarion call to action. Candid and insightful, it leaves readers with cautious hope.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804784153 20160611
Business Library
Book
xiv, 187 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: A Promising Earth 1. Sunrise in Copan Part II: Understanding the Environmental Problem 2. An Environment in Degradation 3. The Planet and Us 4. The Possessions of Odysseus Part III: Seeking an Ethic for Nature 5. Antecedents 6. The Social Answers Part IV: Finding a Religious Sense 7. Environment and Religion 8. The Human Problem 9. Ecology as If God Were Happening Part V: Environmental Solidarity: A New Paradigm 10. Relating Environmental Solidarity to Economics, Policy and Ethics 11. Fitting Environmental Solidarity Within the Catholic Faith 12. Epilogue: Sunset in Barcelona.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to emerge in some areas of secular ecological thinking. Beyond mere religious utilitarianism, rooted in an understanding of the deepest connections between human beings, their worldviews, and nature itself, this book tries to show how religious believers can look at the world through the eyes of faith and find a broader paradigm to sustain sustainability, proposing a model for transposing this paradigm into practice, so as to develop long-term sustainable solutions that can be tested against reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (viii, 318 pages)
  • Preface.- Sustainability as a catalyst for change in universities: New roles to meet new challenges.- Interdisciplinary Problem-based Sustainability Education: The Case of the CLIMASP-Tempus Minor.- Reading the Signs of Sustainability in Christian Higher Education: Symbolic Value Claims or Substantive Organizational Change?.- Sustainable development, the significance of culture: Foundations of present practices and Indigenous reflections.- The performance of Brazilian government towards sustainability in the context of Rio+20 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development): an analysis of the Brazilian programs and the importance of education for sustainability.- Institutionalizing Ethics of Sustainability in American Universities.- Towards Sustainability through Higher Education: Sustainable Development incorporation into Portuguese Higher Education Institutions.- Sustainability in Higher Education: Linking Teacher Education with Labor Market in Kosovo.- Academic Freedom, Bureaucracy and Procedures: The challenge of curriculum development for sustainability.- Sustainability and perfomativity: Challenges in Curriculum Design for Sustainability in Higher Education.- Cool Breezes, Cool Classes: Infusing sustainability into the curriculum at California State University Monterey Bay.- Curriculum wide integration of sustainable development: The case at the Civil Engineering department of Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada).- The University of Northern British Columbia's Green Fund: Crafting a Tool for Sustainability Transformation.- Grass Roots and Green Shoots: Building ESD capacity at a UK university.- Achieving Sustainability through Rooftop Solar Electricity Generation on the College Campus: A Case Study.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319237046 20160619
This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how sustainability in higher education is being pursued in different countries can be found in this book. Case studies include institutions from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Canada and USA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319237046 20160619
Book
ix, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"The Transition to Sustainable Living and Practice" provides a series of insights into real alternatives to the current economic malaise, with an examination of key themes such as transition towns, traditional villages, new green financial concepts, the sustainable utopia, co-operative farming, sustainability and activism, ecofeminism, green protectionism, intentional communities and a green philosophy of money.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849506410 20160603
Green Library
Book
xx, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Learning journeys and resilience in times of change 2. Resilience in Theory and Practice 3. Shifting Tactics?: Testing the resilience of a movement 4. Contesting Market Logics 5. Regenerative and Resilient Eco-cities 6. Risks, Transition and an Ecology of Circumstances 7. Education and Conservation: Building social resilience 8. Resilience, Sustainability and the Utopian Future 9. Destinations: Humpty Dumpty and the Search for Resilience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524896 20160612
Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust and fragile systems and asking questions of groups and individuals actively involved in building or maintaining resilience. Through a series of wide ranging interviews the authors give voice to the many different approaches to thinking of and building resilience that may otherwise stay rooted in and confined by specific disciplinary, professional or spatial contexts. The book documents emerging trends, shifting tactics and future pathways for the conservation and sustainable development movement post Rio+20, arriving at a set of diverse but connected conclusions and questions in relation to the resilience of people and planet. This book is ideal for students and researchers working in the fields of conservation, sustainable development, education, systems thinking and development studies. It will also be of great interest to NGOs and government officers whose interests and responsibilities focus on conserving or reconstructing biodiversity and system resilience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524896 20160612
Green Library
Book
396 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- Changing the Dream: How Civilisations Reinvent Themselves-- Sustainability as a Response to Failing Times-- Discovering a New Logic of Life-- Why Civilisations Collapse-- Redefining Fitness-- Economic Development as Human Development-- Measuring Economic Sustainability-- Sustainable Vitality and the Fractal Future of Money-- Reweaving Democracy-- Rescuing the Enlightenment Baby from the Oligarchic Bathwater-- Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Its Discontents-- Hijacking Democracy: How Zealotry Turns to Tyranny-- The Rising Tide of Outrage & the Real Culture War-- New Rules for a New Society: A Checklist for Change-- The New Story of Sustainability-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Modem civilisation is self-destructing. This book views our society through the lens of history and uses cutting-edge science to demonstrate why justice is an economic necessity and 'great change' can be a reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
Book
x, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Sustainability: A Technical and Normative Endeavour 3. Index Theory 4. Comparative Ethics for Sustainability 5. An Ethical Examination of Sustainability Indexes 6. Environmental Justice: a Resource for Sustainability Indexes? 7. Aggregating Local Indicators 8. Ethics in Sustainability Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415836371 20160612
The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how ethics and technical considerations can aid the development of sustainability indexes to overcome this division in the literature and aid sustainability initiatives. Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability develops and illustrates methods of linking technical and normative concerns during the development of sustainability indexes. Specifically, guidelines for index development are combined with a pragmatic theory of ethics that enables ethical collaboration among people of diverse ethical systems. Using the resulting method of index development, the book takes a unique applied turn as it ethically evaluates multiple sustainability indexes developed and used by the European Commission, researchers, and local communities and suggests ways to improve the indexes. The book emphasizes justice as it is the most prevalent ethical principle in the sustainability literature and most neglected in index development. In addition to the ethical principles common to international sustainability initiatives, the book also employs a variety of religious and philosophical traditions to ensure that the ethical evaluations performed in the text align with the ideals of the communities using the indexes and foster cross-cultural ethical dialogue. This volume is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and professionals working on sustainability indicators and sustainability policy-making as well as interdisciplinary areas including environmental ethics; environmental philosophy; environmental or social justice; ecological economics; businesses sustainability programs; international development and environmental policy-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415836371 20160612
Green Library
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Freshwater Today: Uses and Misuses, Alejandro de las Heras and Thomas Macagno Water Bioremediation, Margaret Wexler and Jeremy Burgess Water Appropriate Technologies, Marina Islas-Espinoza and Alejandro de las Heras Soil, Marina Islas-Espinoza, Jeremy Burgess, and Margaret Wexler Land-Use Impacts on Ecosystem Services, Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec and Bernardo B.N. Strassburg Conciliating Ecosystem Services and Human Needs through Improved Land Use, Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec and Bernardo B.N. Strassburg Sustaining Soils and Mitigating Climate Change Using Biochar, Lewis Peake, Alessia Freddo, and Brian J. Reid Energy: Defining the Future, Dolores Duran and Eduardo A. Rincon-Mejia Solar Solutions, Ivan Martinez-Cienfuegos and Eduardo A. Rincon-Mejia Bioenergy Solutions, Marina Islas-Espinoza and Bernd Weber Air Pollution and Anthropogenic Climate Change, Alejandro de las Heras Airborne Toxic Pollutants, Marina Islas-Espinoza Evolution of Human Features Driving Current Unsustainability, Alejandro de las Heras Population and Food Sustainability, Alejandro de las Heras Consumption and Property, Alejandro de las Heras Built Environment, Alejandro de las Heras Sustainable Science and Technology, Alejandro de las Heras Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466518087 20160613
Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges gaps among scientific and technological fields and systematically translates current findings for a wide technical and public audience. Written at a level accessible to all, the story is told one bite-sized chapter at a time, about the size of a scientific journal article. The chapters are self-contained, each grappling with a large topic. This provides more in-depth coverage of a topic than a standard encyclopedia article and promotes the widest possible dialog around sustainability issues and their solutions. Case studies from all continents and all technological development levels expound viable solutions for each of the planetary systems: water, soils, and atmosphere. In turn, the wider socioeconomic context of sustainable science and technology is examined. One of the first books to address the full scope of sustainability, it sets the stage for discussion and sustainability re(training) across professional divides. The editor and contributors take a balanced approach that is neither too technical nor too focused on any particular field. They highlight global and regional perspectives and the linkages between different planetary and human systems. The book helps you understand the thorny essence of sustainability issues-often fraught with ethical dilemmas, obsolete technologies, and lifestyle implications-and how to develop solutions to them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466518087 20160613

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