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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
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x, 277 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Designing Ecological Habitats is the third volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and is an important and eloquent exploration of humanity's limits to growth, addressing the problems arising from climate change, habitat destruction, population growth, and resource depletion. This is not a book of theoretical ideas but an anthology of solutions, of experience, tried and tested, from experts all over the world. The designs and practices included in this book present a vision for the future, already tested out in ecovillages, sustainable communities, and projects in many countries. These are practical low-carbon solutions that provide significant improvements in the quality of life. Designing Ecological Habitats is an anthology of work by writers who have created, built, lived in, and thrived in eco-developments, and addresses green building, food resources, appropriate technology, and restoring nature. "By understanding the process of creating integrated ecological designs, we also make explicit the process of creating integrated social and economic systems. We reconnect with the true meaning of ecology that comes from the Greek word oikos, meaning 'home' or 'a place to live.' Humanity's greatest challenge is to ensure that planet Earth can support human life far into future centuries not only by adapting to climate change but also by mitigating it."--from the Foreword by Mark Richmond, director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO Education Sector. The Four Keys represent the four dimensions of sustainable design--the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the Economic. This series is endorsed by UNESCO and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The other books of the series are Beyond You and Me, Gaian Economics, and The Song of the Earth. The Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series was completed in 2012 and is now available in the U.S. for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856230612 20160608
Green Library
Book
xii, 292 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Justifying sustainability
  • pt. 2. Characterizing sustainability
  • pt. 3. Indicating sustainability.
Book
xii, 292 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Justifying sustainability
  • pt. 2. Characterizing sustainability
  • pt. 3. Indicating sustainability.
Book
xxi, 171 p.
Book
xxiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Transdisciplinary research and practice for sustainability outcomes : introduction / Jane Palmer, Chris Riedy, Dena Fam and Cynthia Mitchell
  • Transdisciplinarity and sustainability : patterns of definition / Julie Thompson Klein
  • Beginning at the end : the outcome spaces framework to guide purposive transdisciplinary research / Cynthia Mitchell, Dana Cordell and Dena Fam
  • Tools for transdisciplinary research / Gabriele Bammer
  • Transdisciplinarity as transformation : a cybersystemic thinking in practice perspective / Ray Ison
  • Being a transdisciplinary researcher : skills and dispositions fostering competence in transdisciplinary research and practice / Dena Fam , Tanzi Smith and Dana Cordell
  • Seeding a new transdisciplinary community of practice / Chris Riedy
  • Supervising transdisciplinary doctoral research : adopting transcendent and transgressive supervisory strategies / Catherine Manathunga
  • Assessing transdisciplinary doctoral research : quality criteria and implications for the examination process / Juliet Willetts and Cynthia Mitchell
  • Transforming cities : securing food and clean waterways through a transdisciplinary phosphorus approach / Dana Cordell, Geneviève S. Metson, David M. Iwaniec, Thuy T. Bui, Daniel L. Childers, Nguyet Dao, Huyen T.T. Dang, J. Davidson, Brent T. Jacobs, Save Kumwenda, Tracy Morse, Viet-Anh Nguyen, Bernard Thole and Elizabeth A. Tilly
  • Creating knowledge : visual communication design research in transdisciplinary projects / Jennifer Williams, Dena Fam and Abby Mellick Lopes
  • Trandisciplinarity in action : four guidelines, a reflexive framework and their application to improving community sanitation governance in Indonesia / Cynthia Mitchell and Katie Ross
  • Ethnography as transdisciplinary inquiry : two stories of adaptation and resilience from Aceh, Indonesia / Jane Palmer
  • "To be green, clean and beautiful is progressive" : reframing sustainability through transdisciplinary research and practice in northern Vietnam / Tanzi Smith
  • Transdisciplinarity as an emergent property in an agricultural research-for-development project on the East India plateau / Bill Belotti
  • Trouble at the disciplinary divide : a knowledge ecologies analysis of a co-design project with native Alaskan communities / Dena Fam and Zoe Sofoulis
  • Future directions: a trans-anthropo-logic of transdisciplinarity / Roderick J. Lawrence.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction -- 1. Loath This Growth: Sources of Sustainability in the Early Modern World -- 2. The Industrial Revolution and Its Discontents -- 3. Eco-Warriors: The Environmental Movement and the Growth of Ecological Wisdom, 1960s-1970s -- 4. Eco-Nomics -- 5. From Concept to Movement -- 6. Sustainability Today: 2000 - Present -- 7. The Future: 10 Challenges for Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199372409 20160616
The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199372409 20160616
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (90 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • 1 Front Matter-- 2 1 INTRODUCTION-- 3 2 FRAMING THE SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION-- 4 3 HUMAN CAPITAL-- 5 4 NATURAL CAPITAL AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT-- 6 5 MEASURING SUCCESS AND TRANSLATING RESULTS-- 7 6 MOVING FORWARD-- 8 REFERENCES-- 9 Appendix A: WORKSHOP AGENDA-- 10 Appendix B: REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS-- 11 Appendix C: BIOGRAPHIES OF PLANNING COMMITTEE, SPEAKERS, AND STAFF.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309313469 20160802
The workshop was convened to explore the region's approach to urban sustainability, with an emphasis on building the evidence base upon which new policies and programs might be developed. Participants examined how the interaction of various systems (natural and human systems; energy, water, and transportation systems) affected the region's social, economic, and environmental conditions. The objectives of the workshop were as follows: - Discuss ways that regional actors are approaching sustainability- specifically, how they are attempting to merge environmental, social, and economic objectives. - Share information about ongoing activities and strategic planning efforts, including lessons learned. - Examine the role that science, technology, and research can play in supporting efforts to make the region more sustainable. - Explore how federal agency efforts, particularly interagency partnerships, can complement or leverage the efforts of other key stakeholders. Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on the Houston Metropolitan Region: Summary of a Workshop was designed to explore the complex challenges facing sustainability efforts in the Houston metropolitan region and innovative approaches to addressing them, as well as performance measures to gauge success and opportunities to link knowledge with action. In developing the agenda, the planning committee chose topics that were timely and cut across the concerns of individual institutions, reflecting the interests of a variety of stakeholders. Panelists were encouraged to share their perspectives on a given topic; however, each panel was designed to provoke discussion that took advantage of the broad experience of the participants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309313469 20160802
Book
1 online resource.
  • A. Introduction 1. Introduction to the Volume Jeremy L. Caradonna ã B. Historiography of Sustainability 2. Sustainability: A New Historiography Jeremy L. Caradonna ã C. Sustainability, Resilience, and Collapse in Historical Societies 3. What is Sustainable? Some Views from Highlands Papua New Guinea Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart 4. Understanding Sustainability Through History: Resources and Complexity Joseph A. Tainter 5. The Ancient Maya: Sustainability and Collapse? B. L. Turner II ã D. The Roots of Sustainability 6. Sustaining What? Scarcity, Growth, and the Natural Order in the Discourse on Sustainability, 1650-1900 Gareth Dale 7. Eternal Forest, Sustainable Use: The Making of the Term "Nachhaltig" in 17th and 18th-Century Germany Forestry Ulrich Grober 8. The Industrial Revolution: Social Costs and Social Change Emma Griffin 9. Islam and Sustainability: The Norms and the Hindrances Tarik Masud Quadir ã E. The Recent History of Sustainability 10. The US Environmental Movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Building Frameworks of Sustainability Erik W. Johnson and Pierce Greenberg 11. Sustainable Development and the United Nations Iris Borowy 12. The Growth Paradigm: History, Hegemony, and the Contested Making of Economic Growthmanship Matthias Schmelzer 13. A Basis for Systemic Sustainability Measurement: An Update Simon Bell and Stephen Morse 14. Sustainability and the Reframing of the World City Stephen Zavestoski 15. Sustainable Transportation: From Feet to Wheels and Machines and Back to Feet Preston L. Schiller 16. From Hydrology to Hydrosociality: Historiography of Waters in India Jenia Mukherjee 17. Sustainable Architecture: A Short History Vandana Baweja 18. Sustainability Studies in Higher Education Teresa Sabol Spezio ã F. Core Issues and Key Debates on Sustainability 19. Climate Change and Its Histories Herve Le Treut and Claire Weill 20. The Problem of Economic Growth Richard Heinberg 21. From (Strong) Sustainability to Degrowth: A Philosophical and Historical Reconstruction Barbara Muraca and Ralf Doering 22. Sustainability Beyond Growth: Toward an Ethics of Flourishing John R. Ehrenfeld 23. Business, Sustainability, and the Bottom of the Pyramid Ana Maria Peredo 24. At the Crossroads: Sustainability and the Twilight of the Modern World John A. Robinson and David Maggs 25. Rethinking the History of Agriculture with Sustainability in Mind Jeremy L. Caradonna 26. The Gene Revolution and the Future of Agriculture Thierry Vrain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685796 20180213
The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability. This innovative resource will help to define the history of sustainability as an identifiable field. It provides a unique resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, and delivers essential context for understanding the current state and future path of the sustainability movement.ã The history of sustainability is an increasingly important domain within the discipline of history, which draws on an interdisciplinary set of fields, ranging from energy studies, transportation, and urbanism to environmental history, economics, and philosophy. Key sections in this handbook cover the historiography of sustainability, resilience and collapse in historical societies, the deep roots of sustainability (seventeenth century to nineteenth century), the recent history of sustainability (twentieth century to present), and core issues and key debates in sustainability. This handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for those interested in the history and development of sustainability and an essential resource for the many sustainability studies programs that now exist in the world's universities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685796 20180213
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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xiv, 204 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
By 2050, global population will increase from 7 to more than 9 billion people, and this will increase demands on food and water systems already under pressure from climate change and over-use. Meanwhile, Africa is the continent where the largest proportion of people is currently living in poverty: an estimated one in three Africans go hungry. At the same time, the agricultural potential of Africa is enormous. Water, Food and Sustainable Agriculture in Southern Africa seeks answers to the question: 'If centralised irrigated agriculture has failed in Africa, then what are the solutions that will increase food security to reduce poverty while sustainably managing water and conserving other environmental values?' Food security means much more than a country producing sufficient calories for the populace. Food security is about ensuring the most vulnerable have the means to produce, and that the food is of sufficient nutritional value. Water governance is also a central concern in sustainable agriculture. With better governance, there is high potential for poverty reduction through water interventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780734611871 20160616
Green Library
Book
851 p.
Video
1 online resource (24 min.).
Throughout the world, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs are transforming their communities, making the dream of sustainable living a reality. The United Kingdom's push for sustainable housing developments raises awareness of energy efficiency and promotes eco-friendly home design. Cement alternatives developed in Australia reduce the carbon footprint for concrete production by 60%. Two industrial designers from Colombia are creating fashion items from recycled tires. In the Philippines, the inventor of coconut fiber nets shows how his company helps prevent devastating mudslides in the region and provides employment to locals.
Video
1 online resource (23 min).
This ground-breaking series focuses on African innovation, addressing today's and tomorrow's problems with courage and imagination in equal measure. It is a fascinating look at how cutting-edge scientific technology from all over the world is being put to use to alleviate the problems faced by Africans today. The thirteen part series tells stories from all over Africa, and introduces the people who are doing great things -- from fighting the escalating gun crime in South Africa to unearthing and diffusing land mines in Mozambique; from astronomy to medicine; and from large scale engineering infrastructure to homegrown solutions to local problems -- creating a sustainable future for individuals, families, communities and nations. Along the scientific journey through the continent we are also treated to the workings of the largest telescope in the Southern hemisphere, stunning footage from the biggest game park in Namibia and inside information on how African athletes maintain their peak performances and prowess.
Video
1 online resource (24 min).
This ground-breaking series focuses on African innovation, addressing today's and tomorrow's problems with courage and imagination in equal measure. It is a fascinating look at how cutting-edge scientific technology from all over the world is being put to use to alleviate the problems faced by Africans today. The thirteen part series tells stories from all over Africa, and introduces the people who are doing great things -- from fighting the escalating gun crime in South Africa to unearthing and diffusing land mines in Mozambique; from astronomy to medicine; and from large scale engineering infrastructure to homegrown solutions to local problems -- creating a sustainable future for individuals, families, communities and nations. Along the scientific journey through the continent we are also treated to the workings of the largest telescope in the Southern hemisphere, stunning footage from the biggest game park in Namibia and inside information on how African athletes maintain their peak performances and prowess.
Book
x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Loath this growth : sources of sustainability in the early modern world
  • The industrial revolution and its discontents
  • Eco-warriors : the environmental movement and the growth of ecological wisdom, 1960s-1970s
  • Eco-nomics
  • From concept to movement
  • Sustainability today : 2000-present
  • The future : 10 challenges for sustainability.
The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199372409 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
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xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Part 1: Setting the Scene * Contexts of Transdisciplinarity: Drivers, Discourses & Process Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage and Edmond Byrne * Disciplines, Perspectives and Conversations Gerard Mullally, Edmond Byrne and Colin Sage * Sustainability as Contingent Balance between Opposing though Interdependent Tendencies-- A Process Approach to Progress and Evolution Edmond Byrne Part 2: Transdisciplinary Conversations and Conceptions * Paradigmatic Transformation across the Disciplines-- Snapshots of an Emerging Complexity Informed Approach to Progress, Evolution and Sustainability Edmond Byrne * Fear and Loading in the Anthropocene: Narratives of Apocalypse and Salvation in the Irish Media Gerard Mullally * Bio-fuelling the Hummer? Transdisciplinary Thoughts on Techno-Optimism and Innovation in the Transition from Unsustainability John Barry * The Gulf between Legal and Scientific Conceptions of Ecological 'Integrity': The Need for a Shared Understanding in Regulatory Policy-Making Owen McIntyre and John O'Halloran * Precaution and Prudence in Sustainability: Heuristic of Fear and Heuristic of Love Benedicte Sage-Fuller * Sustainable Future Ecological Communities: On the Absence and Continuity of Sacred Symbols, Sublime Objects and Charismatic Heroes Kieran Keohane * Using Energy Systems Modelling to Inform Ireland's Low Carbon Future Brian O Gallachoir, Paul Deane and Alessandro Chiodi * Markets, Productivism and the Implications for Irish Rural Sustainable Development Mary O'Shaughnessy and Colin Sage * Nanomaterials as an Emerging Category of Environmental Pollutants David Sheehan Part 3: Conclusions * Sustaining Interdisciplinarity? Reflections on an Inter-institutional Exchange by an Early Stage Researcher Stephan Maier, Michael Narodoslawsky and Gerard Mullally * In Praise of Intellectual Promiscuity in the Service of a 'Passion for Sustainability' John Barry * Transdisciplinarity within the University: Emergent Possibilities, Opportunities, Challenges and Constraints Edmond Byrne, Colin Sage and Gerard Mullally.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472462954 20160830
Demonstrating how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame, this book shows how through an open and collegiate spirit of inquiry the most pressing and multifaceted issue of contemporary societal (un)sustainability can be addressed and understood in a way that transcends narrow disciplinary work. It also provides a practical exemplar of how far more meaningful deliberation, understandings and options for action in relation to contemporary sustainability-related crises can emerge than could otherwise be achieved. Indeed it helps demonstrate how only through a transdisciplinary ethos and approach can real progress be achieved. The fact that this can be done in parallel to (or perhaps underneath) the day-to-day business of the university serves to highlight how even micro seed initiatives can further the process of breaking down silos and reuniting C.P. Snow's 'two cultures' after some four centuries of the relentless project of modernity. While much has been written and talked about with respect to both sustainability and transdisciplinarity, this book offers a pragmatic example which hopefully will signpost the ways others can, will and indeed must follow in our common quest for real progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472462954 20160830
This volume demonstrates how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame. By adopting an open and collegiate spirit of inquiry the most pressing and multifaceted challenge of contemporary (un)sustainability can be addressed and understood in a way that transcends narrow disciplinary work. The book provides a practical exemplar of how an institution can embark upon a process of more meaningful deliberation in search of greater understanding and options for action in relation to contemporary sustainability-related crises. Indeed it helps demonstrate that only through a transdisciplinary ethos and approach can real progress be achieved. The fact that this can be done in parallel to (or, better still, underneath) the day-to-day business of the university serves to highlight how even micro seed initiatives can further the process of breaking down disciplinary silos. The ultimate challenge, of course, is to work toward reuniting C.P. Snow's `two cultures' after some four centuries of the relentless project of modernity. While both sustainability and transdisciplinarity are much written and talked about, this book offers a pragmatic example of how a process of respectful and collaborative engagement can signpost ways forward that others can, will and indeed must follow in our common quest for genuine progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472462961 20160830
Green Library
Book
1 online resource
  • I. CONCEPTS AND MOVEMENTS-- II. HOUSEHOLD-- III. INFRASTRUCTURE-- IV. BIODIVERSITY IN UNEXPECTED SPACES-- V. LAND-- VI. MOBILITY-- VII. (DIS)ENGAGEMENT.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198758662 20170206
The Greening of Everyday Life develops a distinctive new way of talking about environmental concerns in post-industrial society. It brings together several conceptual frameworks with a diversity of case studies and practical examples of efforts to orient everyday material practices toward greater sustainability. The volume builds upon internal criticisms of dominant strands of contemporary environmentalism in post-industrial societies, and develops a new approach which emerges from a number of disciplines, but is unified by a normative concern for the material objects and practices familiar to members of societies in their everyday lives. In exploring alternatives, the chapter authors utilize conceptual frameworks rooted in environmental justice, new materialism, and social practice theory and apply it to the everyday; attention to urban biodiversity, infrastructure for storm water run-off, green home remodelling, household toxicity, community gardens and farmers markets, bicycling and automobility, alternative technologies, and more. With contributions from leading international and emerging scholars, this volume critically explores specific strategies and actions taken to generate homes, communities, and livelihoods that might be scaled-up to promote more sustainable societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198758662 20170206
Book
xxviii, 407 p. : ill.
  • Dedications Preface Acknowledgements Editor List of Contributors Chapter 1. Elements of Sustainability and Bioremediation Ackmez Mudhoo and Romeela Mohee Chapter 2. Natural Attenuation R. Ryan Dupont Chapter 3. Anaerobic Digestion Processes Steven I. Safferman, Dana M. Kirk Louis L. Faivor, Wei Wu-Haan Chapter 4. Biosurfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Environmental Bioremediation Ramkrishna Sen, Ackmez Mudhoo and Gunaseelan, D. Chapter 5. Phytoremediation: An Efficient Approach for Bioremediation of Organic and Metallic Ions Pollutants Divya Gupta, Lalit Kumar Singh, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu Chapter 6. Bioleaching Leo G. Leduc and Garry D. Ferroni Chapter 7. Biosorption of Heavy Metals - New Perspectives Teresa Taveres and Hugo Figueiredo Chapter 8. Biofiltration: Essentials, Research and Applications Smita Raghuvanshi, Subhajit Majumder and Suresh Gupta Chapter 9. Modeling and Implementation of Sustainable Remediation Based on Bioventing Hillel Rubin, Eran Rubin, and Holger Schuttrumpf Chapter 10. Bioremediation of Xenobiotics Kamal Saxena, Gajendra Kumar Aseri, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118062845 20160609
Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of research and applications for some of the most important low-cost, "green, " emerging technologies in chemical and environmental engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118062845 20160609
Book
xxviii, 407 p. : ill.
Book
201 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Selected Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Sustainability of What? Chapter 2: Neutrality or Sustainability? Chapter 3: Freedom and Flourishing Chapter 4: Capabilities, Consumption and Environmental Rights Chapter 5: Autonomy, Interdependence and Virtue Chapter 6: The Virtues of Acknowledged Ecological Dependence Chapter 7: Facilitating Ecological Virtue Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138777279 20160619
Must freedom be sacrificed to achieve ecological sustainability - or vice versa? Can we be genuinely free and live in sustainable societies? This book argues that we can, if we recognise and celebrate our ecological embeddedness, rather than seeking to transcend it. But this does not mean freedom can simply be redefined to fit within ecological limits. Addressing current unsustainability will involve significant restrictions, and hence will require political justification, not just scientific evidence. Drawing on material from perfectionist liberalism, capabilities approaches, human rights, relational ethics and virtue theory, Michael Hannis explores the relationship between freedom and sustainability, considering how each contributes to human flourishing. He argues that a substantive and ecologically literate conception of human flourishing can underpin both capability-based environmental rights and a eudaimonist ecological virtue ethics. With such a foundation in place, public authorities can act both to facilitate ecological virtue, and to remove structural incentives to ecological vice. Freedom and Environment is a lucid addition to existing literature in environmental politics and virtue ethics, and will be an excellent resource to those studying debates about freedom with debates about ecological sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138777279 20160619
Green Library
Video
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.
Book
xiv, 122 p. : ill.
African exporters suffer from low survival rates on international markets. They fail more often than others, incurring time and again the setup costs involved in starting new relationships. This high churning is a source of waste, uncertainty, and discouragement. However, this trend is not inevitable. The high "infant mortality" of African exports is largely explained by Africa's low-income business environment and, once properly benchmarked, Africa's performance in terms of exporter failure is no outlier. Moreover, African exporters show vigorous entrepreneurship, with high entry rates into new products and markets despite formidable hurdles created by poor infrastructure, landlocked boundaries for some, and limited access to major sea routes for others. African exporters experiment a lot, and they frequently pay the price of failure. What matters for policy is how to ensure that viable ventures survive. Research carried out for this book demonstrates that governments can and should help to reduce the rate of failure of African export ventures through a mixture of improvements in the business environment, as well as well-targeted proactive interventions. The business environment can be made more conducive to sustainable export entrepreneurship through traditional policy prescriptions such as reducing transportation costs, facilitating trade through better technology and workflow in border management, improving the effectiveness of banking regulations to ensure the availability of trade finance, and striving for regulatory simplicity and coherence. In addition, governments can help leverage synergies between exporters. Original research featured in this book shows that African exporters improve each other's chances of survival when a critical mass of them penetrates a given market together. They also benefit from diaspora presence in destination markets. With adequate donor support and private-sector engagement, export-promotion agencies and technical-assistance programs can help leverage those synergies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821395592 20160617
Book
xiv, 122 p. : ill.

27. Design as politics [2011]

Book
xi, 301 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction PART ONE: DESIGN, POLITICS, & DEFUTURING 1. Facing Finitude 2. Totally Inadequate Solutions 3. Redirection: Design & Things PART TWO: RE-FRAMING THE POLITICAL 4. The Political, Sovereignty & Design 5. The Shadow of Carl Schmitt's Politics 6. Pluralism is a Political Problem 7. Remaking Sovereignty PART 3: DESIGN FUTURING AS MAKING TIME 8. New Building for a New World 9. On Freedom by Design 10. Design Beyond the Limits Notes Selected Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Design as Politics confronts the inadequacy of contemporary politics to deal with unsustainability. Current 'solutions' to unsustainability are analysed as utterly insufficient for dealing with the problems but, further than this, the book questions the very ability of democracy to deliver a sustainable future. Design as Politics argues that finding solutions to this problem, of which climate change is only one part, demands original and radical thinking. Rather than reverting to failed political ideologies, the book proposes a post-democratic politics. In this, Design occupies a major role, not as it is but as it could be if transformed into a powerful agent of change, a force to create and extend freedom. The book does no less than position Design as a vital form of political action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility in graphic design
  • Sustainability in architecture
  • Inderdisciplinary works.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Video
1 online resource (5 min.).
Runa Co-Founder's and Co-CEO's Tyler Guage and Dan Maccombie discuss the company's sustainable beverage business with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's 'Taking Stock.'
Book
vi, 295 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Paradigms, scales, and jurisdictions
  • pt. 2. Lessons from the Canadian food system.
Video
1 online resource (13 min.).
The Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School in the city of Arusha in Northern Tanzania is doing more than almost anywhere in the world to preserve energy, water and raw materials - on a continent that is doing the least to contribute to global warming. The school's herd of 15 cows not only provides milk but also slurry which is supplemented by what's deposited in a toilet block and channelled into a large underground chamber where methane, or biogas, is collected and then pumped to the school's three kitchens. Almost every drop of water is recycled: what goes down the plug in a shower and laundry block is pumped onto the playing field while washing up water is used to create a pond and swamp for science lessons. Headteacher, Frank O Shea, his staff and pupils work hard to ensure nothing is wasted - sawdust from the carpentry workshop fuels another stove and even termite mounds are mixed with cement to build new classrooms.
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x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Giving voice to the marginalized, broadly defined, is the aim of this volume in its examination of social life increasingly marked by global inequality and the extension of market rationalities to all arenas. Revealing the outcome to populations, stakeholders, and the environment when policies resting on narrowly constrained logics are employed, these researchers lead the way in probing accountings participation in significant struggles of our times. In order to better appreciate the consequences of economic globalization, the works examine contemporary rhetoric, governance, politics, and strategies and the manner in which accounting technologies are integrated. These works maintain that transformation is inevitable and they search for possibilities of change that can be manifested in socially equitable practices and improved social justice by enhancing accountability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784416546 20160619
Green Library
Video
1 online resource (7 min.).
How the arrival of an environment co-ordinator at a Brighton Secondary helped cut carbon emissions and energy bills whilst encouraging green lessons When part-time teaching assistant Stephen Green started an eco club no-one could have predicted the impact he would make at Ringmer Community College, East Sussex. In just a few years the club went from a membership of 5 to more than 200 - that's a quarter of all pupils - and the school installed its first solar panels. The school kept up the environmental momentum by asking Stephen to become a dedicated environmental co-ordinator. Since then a wind turbine, a ground source heat pump and biomass boiler have appeared, at no cost to the school, drastically reducing both carbon emissions and energy bills. The green message has become part of teaching across the curriculum while green projects, such as turning scrap paper into notebooks, have raised money for charity.A finalist in the How Green is Your School Teachers TV competition.
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1 online resource (8 min.).
How one Primary school is embedding environmental issues into the curriculum across the whole year, including eco-themes for each year group and green summit meetings for pupils.St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary, Maidenhead is a centre of excellence for promoting sustainability and helping the environment. The school embedded the environment into the curriculum by introducing annual eco-doorways themes, such as waste, water and energy. The learning culminates in green summits when pupils share knowledge and views. The green policies are supported by a pupil eco-group and a governor with specific responsibility for sustainability. The school demonstrates its concern for the environment nursery and reception classes which are heated by warmth from the ground and insulated by recycled material. It's all part of the school's determination to teach children they can make a difference for the sake of the planet.A finalist in the How Green is Your School Teachers TV competition.
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1 online resource (27 min.).
We challenged one school to go green in one term. Can the head, Clive Owen, and his NQT green champion, Jordan Kelly, get the staff and pupils to stay on track and deliver on the quick wins?For Castle Vale Secondary School in Birmingham being environmentally friendly hasn't been high on their agenda to date, but now, with our help, this is all about to change.In this the final programme we see that the school has managed to make some real changes in the drive to become more sustainable. NQT Jordan Kelly visits a primary school in Oxfordshire that has recently installed a Wind Turbine to find out if Castle Vale should get one too. He works with a group of pupils helping to reduce their carbon footprint, and energy champion Ken Heaton returns to the school to check on progress, discuss their long term objective, and offer some much needed green christmas cheer.
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1 online resource (27 min.).
We challenged one school to go green in one term. Can the head, Clive Owen, and his NQT green champion, Jordan Kelly, get the staff and pupils to stay on track and deliver on the quick wins? For Castle Vale Secondary School in Birmingham being environmentally friendly hasn't been high on their agenda to date, but now, with our help, this is all about to change.In today's episode it seems that attitudes are beginning to chang within the school community. Pupils are charged with the responsibility of switching lights off and recycling paper, and a system of 'naming and shaming' teachers who waste energy is put in place. But it becomes apparent that what seems easy on paper is harder in practice, and after an energy report arrives it's clear they need some guidance before they invest in any energy and water saving measures.
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1 online resource (7 min.).
How one Secondary school has made a national impact with a twin approach to the environment: promoting sustainability and encouraging bio-diversity.Dorothy Stringer School in Brighton has both a sustainability coordinator and a bio-diversity coordinator. Together they've overseen a major environmental project to turn a derelict building into an eco-centre surrounded by managed woodland. The wood, which also has a large pond, provides locations for lessons on bio-diversity. The school has also contoured a stretch of chalk grassland to make a butterfly haven linked to the national Big Butterfly Count. The eco-centre, lit by a sun pipe and heated by solar power, provides opportunities for experiments on insulation. The whole school has gone green from textile classes creating fashions from recycled material to art students painting a huge mural to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity. A finalist in the How Green is Your School Teachers TV competition.
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1 online resource (17 min.).
California is one of the top surf locations in the world but threats to California's coastline have presented new challenges to surfers - and they ve developed their own unique response to sustaining the coastline. The Surfrider Foundation was set up 25 years ago in California and now has almost 60,000 activists and volunteers across the United States, and 80 chapters across the world.Universal Studios is one of the oldest and biggest film studios, and on an average summer's day 30,000 visitors take tours of the studio sets and sound stages, and enjoy rides on themed attractions in the park. Alongside its mission to entertain, Universal has recently adopted a number of environmental initiatives including cleaner, greener rides, like the new Simpsons ride.

39. Sustainability [2015]

Book
235 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • The Concepts of Sustainability
  • Sustainability and the Roots of Controversy
  • Sustainability and Consumption
  • Sustainability in the Private Sector : The Role of Business and Industry
  • Sustainability and Governments : The Importance of Public Policies
  • The Special Case of Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainability and the Future.
A concise and accessible examination of sustainability in a range of contemporary contexts, from economic development to government policy.The word "sustainability" has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible guide to the meanings of sustainability, Kent Portney describes the evolution of the idea and examines its application in a variety of contemporary contexts -- from economic growth and consumption to government policy and urban planning.Portney takes as his starting point the 1987 definition by the World Commission on Environment and Development of sustainability as economic development activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." At its heart, Portney explains, sustainability focuses on the use and depletion of natural resources. It is not the same as environmental protection or natural resource conservation; it is more about finding some sort of steady state so that the earth can support both human population and economic growth. Portney looks at political opposition to the promotion of sustainability, which usually questions the need for sustainability or calls its costs unacceptable; collective and individual consumption of material goods and resources and to what extent they must be curtailed to achieve sustainability; the role of the private sector, and the co-opting of sustainability by corporations; government policy on sustainability at the international, national, and subnational levels; and how cities could become models for sustainability action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262528504 20171017
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
xv, 511 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xix, 355 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
  • ISSUES. Environmental education in Nigeria / Michael Adetunji Ahove
  • Environmental economics : issues and applications / Musa A. Ajisegiri
  • Sustainable forest management / Abiodun Tajudeen Afolabi
  • Understanding environmental issues for better environmental protection / Ayo Tella
  • Environmental finance : carbon trading and carbon offset / Babajide Olakunle
  • POLICIES. Learning for a sustainable future / Babatunde M. Lawal
  • Climate change, ethics, policy and development / Francisca E. Nlerum
  • Environmental law, legislation and policy making in Sub-Saharan Africa / Olanrewaju Fagbohun
  • Reconciling the challenges of sustainable city planning in the 21st century / Abiola Labisi
  • Environment and human health : towards an etiological classification / Oluwaseun Olusegun Babalola
  • The effects of the structural adjustment programme on the African environment : a historical review / Ayo Omotayo.
  • CONTENTIONS. Environmental politics and governance / Suraj Muda
  • Popular education for environmental and social justice / Adewale Olumuyiwa Noah
  • Women, the environment and justice : climate change in North-east Ghana / Patricia Glazebrook & Rebecca Tiessen
  • Environmentalism and environmental movements in Nigeria / John Agbonifo
  • Gender differentials in environmental disaster management / Emmanuel Ajiboye and Adesumbo Elizabeth Omotayo
  • Energy, militarization and security in the Niger Delta / Sylvester Odion Akhaine and Kenneth Akali
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability / Anthony Kola-Olusanya.
Green Library
Book
xix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Sustainability - seeking clarity in the mist 1. The 'old' sustainability: A story of listening and harmony 2. The 1960s to the present: Key conferences and statements 3. Rise of the 'new' sustainability - the weak and the strong 4. Economic sustainability - Coming to grips with endless growth 5. Ecological sustainability - essential but overlooked 6. Social sustainability - Utopian dream or practical path to change? 7. Overpopulation and overconsumption 8. Worldview and ethics in 'sustainability' 9. An unsustainable denial 10. Appropriate technology for sustainability 11. Solutions for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms 'sustainability' and 'sustainable development' over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify sustainability so that the layperson can understand the key issues, questions and values involved. Accessible and engaging, the book examines the 'old' sustainability of the past and looks to the future, considering how economic, ecological and social sustainability should be defined if we are to solve the entwined environmental, economic and social crises. It considers if meaningful sustainability is the same as a 'sustainable development' based on endless growth, examining the difficult but central issues of overpopulation and overconsumption that drive unsustainability. The book also explores the central role played by society's worldview and ethics, along with humanity's most dangerous characteristic - denial. Finally, it looks to the future, discussing the 'appropriate' technology needed for sustainability, and suggesting nine key solutions. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive discussion of what sustainability means for students, policy makers and all those interested in a sustainable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
Green Library
Book
xlii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xxiv, 423 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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 (pages ; cm.) :
  • Entries are listed in alphabetical order.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690837 20170612
The Dictionary of Sustainability provides clear and accurate definitions of the extensive vocabulary that has developed in this emerging and interdisciplinary field, saving considerable time from searching through the massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality that is available through the Internet. Providing authoritative definitions of standard terms used by scholars and practitioners it provides a clear and thorough conceptual framework and ensures those delving into topics for the first time, or returning to them, can quickly find what they need. It also contains careful use of cross-references, and includes several expanded entries to provide readers with nuanced understanding of important topics. The dictionary will be essential reading for all students studying sustainability topics, as well as a handy reference for practitioners wanting to make a sustainable difference in the workplace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690837 20170612
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
Book
1 online resource (166 pages)
  • Entries are listed in alphabetical order.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690820 20180521
The Dictionary of Sustainability provides clear and accurate definitions of the extensive vocabulary that has developed in this emerging and interdisciplinary field, saving considerable time from searching through the massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality that is available through the Internet. Providing authoritative definitions of standard terms used by scholars and practitioners it provides a clear and thorough conceptual framework and ensures those delving into topics for the first time, or returning to them, can quickly find what they need. It also contains careful use of cross-references, and includes several expanded entries to provide readers with nuanced understanding of important topics. The dictionary will be essential reading for all students studying sustainability topics, as well as a handy reference for practitioners wanting to make a sustainable difference in the workplace. ã .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690820 20180521
Book
1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations, graphs.

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