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xviii, 607 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in "Sustainability" how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability - the corner-stone of environmental policy - using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse. Emphasizing cooperation and adaptation through social learning, Norton provides a practical framework that encourages an experimental approach to language clarification and problem formulation, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions. By moving beyond the scientific arena to acknowledge the importance of public discourse, "Sustainability" offers an entirely novel approach to environmentalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226595214 20160528
Green Library
xiv, 176 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction 1. A Brief History: The Early Debates that Shaped Sustainability 2. A Brief History: International Sustainable Development Events, Agreements, and Commitments 3. Multidisciplinary Ways of Defining Sustainability 4. Government Responses to the Sustainability Challenge 5. Non-governmental Institutions and Sustainability 6.Neo-Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415783545 20160612
Humans are not living within our ecological means. We are using the earth's resources at a pace that cannot be maintained. We have already seen evidence of the fallout associated with ecological overconsumption and continued abuse of environmental systems will create increasing challenges both today and into the future. Our depletion of natural systems minimizes the possibilities available to future generations who are expected to somehow rely on innovation and ingenuity for their survival. Yet, despite the challenges we face, governments, individuals, non-profits, educational institutions, and corporations are all heralding the promise of sustainable development to save our environmental systems from collapse while allowing for uninterrupted economic growth. Today, the concept of sustainability is a widespread goal that nearly everyone supports. At the same time, almost no one means the same thing when they use the term. Sustainability is so broad and overly used that it seems to mean everything to everyone. The result is that the concept has lost its meaning. In this book, the authors examine the misuses and abuses of "sustainability" and seek to refine and clarify the concept. The authors offer a new definition of sustainability - what they call neo-sustainability - to help guide policies and practices that respect the primacy of the environment, the natural limits of the environment, and the relationship between environmental, social, and economic systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415783545 20160612
Green Library
1 online resource (363 pages) : color illustrations
Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics and personal care industry. Rising ethical consumerism and the need for resource efficiency are making cosmetic companies small, independent firms to global giants take steps towards sustainable development. Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up discusses the growing importance of sustainability in the cosmetics industry, highlighting the various ways organisations can address the economic, environmental and social aspects. How can the cosmetics industry make a difference in terms of ingredients, formulations, packaging, CSR, operations, and green marketing? Topics covered include: * Environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products * Ethical sourcing and biodiversity * Renewable energy and waste management * Green formulations and ingredients * Green marketing issues and consumer behaviour * Green standards, certification schemes and indices in the cosmetics industry Industry experts share their experiences on how they are tackling the challenges of sustainability: from raw material procurements, manufacturing, business processes, to distribution and marketing to consumers. The book concludes with some future growth projections; what are some of the shortcomings in sustainability in the cosmetics industry and what can we expect to see in the future? Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up discusses business and technical issues in all areas of sustainable product development, from sourcing ingredients, to formulation, manufacture and packaging. Covering a diverse range of subjects, this book appeals to professionals in many key sectors of the cosmetics and personal care industry; cosmetic chemists, formulation scientists, R&D directors, policy makers, business and marketing executives. It is also of relevance to academic researchers working in cosmetic chemistry and sustainable process development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119945543 20160618
xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • ContributorsPART I: INTRODUCTION1 An introduction to the sustainable corporationDexter Dunphy and Jodie Benveniste2 Sustainability and sustainable developmentMark Diesendorf3 Sustainability---doing itPaul GildingPART II: TOWARDS HUMAN SUSTAINABILITY4 Human resources, capabilities and sustainabilityPaul Gollan5 Technologies and processes for human sustainability Viv Read6 Quality of work, home and community lifeJodie BenvenistePART III: TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY7 Building corporate capabilities to promote ecological sustainability: a 'case study'Philip Sutton8 Technologies and processes for ecological sustainability Alan Pears9 The technology strategy of the sustainable corporationHardin TibbsPART IV TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE CORPORATION10 New organisational architectures: creating and retrofitting for su.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781865082288 20160527
This study explores two of the major challenges faced by organizations in the 21st century: the successful management of human resources in a time of increasing staff turnorver; and the growing pressure for environmentally friendly operations. It offers a framework of principles and practices which should contribute to a renewable, sustainable workforce and environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781865082288 20160527
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Medical Library (Lane)
1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations (some color).
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848218925 20170502
1 online resource.
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848218925 20170502
1 online resource (xiv, 232 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"The book and the Forum from which it is derived are about global sustainability. The first section discusses climate change and adaptation. The second section discusses the international drivers as aspects of sustainability. The third section discusses the issues relative to the development of sustainable communities. The Afterword brings the focus to water as the key underlying worldwide sustainability issue"--From volume detail page.
285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Section 1: Tourism impact and strategies Possibilities and limitations in the development of selective forms of tourism in the Croatian archipelago: case study of the Istrian islands-- Selection, design and dissemination of Fuerteventura's projected tourism image (Canary Isles)-- How far does tourism stress coral reef environment in island states: case studies of Indian Ocean and Caribbean islands-- Tourism valorisation of lighthouses on Croatian islands and along the coast Section 2: Community issues Scales and scenarios of change in the anthropology-landscape relationship: models of cultural tourism in Fuerteventura (Canary Isles)-- Development of sustainability indices for the wider area of Troodos in Cyprus-- The attitudes of the island local community towards sustainable tourism development - the case of Stari Grad, island Hvar-- The socio-cultural impacts of visiting friends and relatives on hosts: a Samoan study-- Traditional medicinal knowledge in Cuba Section 3: Changing climate and environment Is it really happening here? A study of climate change perception in the Azores-- Future sea level rise implications on development of Lazarus Island, Singapore Southern Islands-- Rising sea level and long term sustainability of near-shore islands of the United Arab Emirates: an approach to establishing setback lines for Abu Dhabi-- Coastal erosion in the archaeological area of Selinunte-- Coastal monitoring with high resolution synthetic aperture radar-- 3-D process modelling of ancient storm-dominated deposits by an event-based approach Section 4: Infrastructures Infrastructure maintenance and disaster prevention measures on isolated Islands: the case of the Izu Islands near Tokyo-- Responsive demand in isolated energy systems-- Innovative shore protection for island communities-- Designing of protective seaside wall composite elements for protection of roads along the seashore-- Application of composite materials for the protection of sea shores and engineering structures against the impact of waves-- A new approach to estimate armourstone abrasion: modified slake durability test Section 5: Transport issues Travelling towards and from minor islands through non-conventional air transport: demand and cost analysis-- Development of nautical tourism: islands development motivator-- Fast charging stations for electric vehicles infrastructure.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845644345 20160604
Current global socio-economic trends call attention to the endangered conditions of relatively confined environments all over the world. Many of these regions face problems of depopulation and lack of adequate infrastructures. The problems are aggravated for the case of islands, which have limited resources and few possibilities of developing different types of supporting infrastructures. Many islands depend on tourism for their economic survival. Most of them however, cannot provide all the resources required to maintain a large seasonal population and in many cases basic requirements such as water and energy, as well as agricultural produce, need to be imported. The impact of large seasonal population increases in the community and the resulting socio-economic factors need to be carefully evaluated, as well as issues related to transportation and communication, all of which should be part of an overall strategy. Of primary importance in many cases is to ensure all year round economic activities in order to achieve a permanent and completely sustainable use of the islands' potential. This book contains papers dealing with projects, initiatives and experiences related to different island issues. By using the experience of economically developed island environments, it is possible to learn how to ensure the development of other island communities, not only to prevent depopulation but to encourage new settlement. Those projects will serve as guidelines for other initiatives in less developed islands, adapting those experiences to specific regional, cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845644345 20160604
Green Library
1 online resource.
A new, holistic transdisciplinary endeavour born in the 21st century, Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to provide conceptual and practical approaches to sustainable development that help us to grasp and address uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and dynamic change. Four aspects that permeate our contemporary world and undermine much of our traditional ways of thinking and doing. The concepts of risk and resilience are central in this endeavour to explain, understand and improve core challenges of humankind. Sustainability and sustainable development are increasingly important guiding principles across administrative levels, functional sectors and scientific disciplines. Policymakers, practitioners and academics continue to wrestle with the complexity of risk, resilience and sustainability, but because of the necessary transdisciplinary focus, it is difficult to find authoritative content in a single source. Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development presents the state of the world in relation to major sustainability challenges and their symptomatic effects, such as climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, disease and disasters. It then continues by elaborating on ways to approach and change our world to make it a safer and more sustainable place for current and future generations. The natural, applied and social sciences are woven together throughout the book to provide a more inclusive understanding of relevant processes, changes, trends and events. * Shows how disturbances, disruptions and disasters have always been intrinsic byproducts of the same human-environment systems that supply us with opportunities, as well as what implications that has for policy and practice towards sustainable development today* Introduces a new approach for grasping and addressing issues of risk and resilience in relation to sustainable development that is firmly rooted in a comprehensive philosophical and theoretical foundation and clearly linking the conceptual with the practical* Presents a holistic agenda for change that includes a more explicit role of science, reinforced focus on capacity development and the overall necessity of fundamental social change* Features more than 150 figures, full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations to highlight major themes and aid in the retention of key concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444627094 20160616

33. Suburban sustainability [2013 - ]

1 online resource (243 pages)
In Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment, Delaney and Madigan approach the study of the environment from two academic disciplines - sociology and philosophy. Both sociologists and philosophers have concerns about our environment's ability to not only sustain itself, but also reach a point where it can actually thrive. It is especially important to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. In this book we examine the differences between "sustainability" and "thrivability" and discuss such topics as sociological and philosophical environmentalism, the ecosystem, and mass extinctions. We provide a review of some of the major human causes (e.g., hydro-fracking, the use of plastics, food waste, deforestation, and poor agriculture practises), that will likely bring about the sixth mass extinction. We take a look at the skepticism toward humans as the cause of a deteriorating environment and detail nature's adverse role in harming the environment. We examine ways to help the environment thrive, and discuss the concept of "environmental happiness." Finally, we give reasons why choosing a thrivability approach is not only possible but beneficial, and discuss practical ways in which thrivability can be taught, both in academic settings such as in college courses, as well as through community efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786479597 20160704
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
1 online resource (211 pages) : color illustrations

37. Lake sustainability [2013]

196 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Contents Preface Chapter 1 Structurally Dynamic Models of Lakes Introduction-- How to Construct Sdms and Definitions of Eco-Exergy?-- Biomanipulation-- Development of Sdm to Describe the Competition between Phytoplankton and Submerged Vegetation-- Summary and Conclusions-- References Chapter 2 Ecodynamic Assessment of the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Okeechobee, Florida under Natural and Anthropogenic Stress Introduction-- Water Quality Analysis-- Ecological Impact Assessment-- Expansion of Loem-- Ecodynamics of Sav Associated with Event-Based Loem Modeling Analysis-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 3 Assimilative Capacity Modeling using Integrated Watershed and Lake Models in Support of the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Plan Introduction-- Models Used-- Lake Water Quality Standards-- Modeling Scenarios-- Lake Oconee Case Study-- Conclusions-- Acknowledgements-- References Chapter 4 Fish-Based Assessment of the Ecological Status of the Kis-Balaton - Balaton Reservoir - Lake System, Hungary Introduction-- Materials and Methods-- Results and Discussion-- Acknowledgement-- References Chapter 5 Small-Scale Best Management Practices to Protect Lake Water Quality Introduction-- Loss of Clarity Results from Urbanization of Watershed-- Comprehensive Lake Protection Measures of the Last 40 Years-- Infiltration Bmps keep Runoff from Leaving the Property-- Source Control Bmps are used to Prevent Soil Erosion-- Results and Needed Research-- Conclusion - Applicability in other States and Countries-- References Chapter 6 Outlet Work Optimization in Flood Control Reservoirs Introduction-- General Criteria for Planning Outlet Works-- Notes on Outlet Works and Flood Management-- Outlet Works Studied on a Physical Model-- Discussion and Results-- Conclusion-- References Chapter 7 Monitoring of Transnational Lakes Using Geomatic Techniques: A Case Study for Prespa Lakes Introduction-- Study Area-- Data and Methods-- Analysis of the Surface of the Lake-- Water Quality-- Lake Hydraulics-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 8 Some Ecological Effects of Underwater Self-Explosion of Ammunition in Lake Lomtjarn, Sweden: The Impact from Mercury Introduction-- Experimental, Material and Methods-- Results-- Discussion-- Conclusions-- Acknowledgements-- References Chapter 9 Maritime Antarctic Lakes as Sentinels of Climate Change Introduction-- Lakes as Sensors of Climate Change: Why Remoteness?-- Some Biological Studies on Sub-Antarctic and Maritime Antarctic Lakes-- A Model Study Area, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Maritime Antarctica-- Biological Invasions-- Conclusions and Forecast-- References Chapter 10 Socio-Ecological Barriers to Adaptive Management of Lake Fuquene, Colombia Introduction-- Lake Fuquene as a Socio-Ecological System-- Imbalance of Ecosystem Services-- Socio-Ecological Misfits-- Is there a Way Out from Pathologcal Management?-- Acknowledgments-- References Chapter 11 Socioeconomic versus Natural System in a Dynamic Lake Landscape: A Case Study of Jeziorak Lake in Poland Introduction-- Area-- Background and Scope of Research-- Methods and Materials-- Results and Discussion-- Recommendations-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 12 Physical Circulation and Spatial Exchange Dynamics in a Shallow Floodplain Wetland Introduction-- Methods-- Results-- Discussion-- Conclusions-- Acknowledgements-- References Chapter 13 Worldwide Environmental Threats to Salt Lakes Introduction-- Environmental Impacts to Salt Lakes-- Similar Experiences in the World-- Orumieh Lake-- Discussion and Conclusion-- References Chapter 14 Water Quality Modeling Using Artificial Intelligence-Based Tools Introduction-- Materials and Methods-- Results and Discussion-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 15 Prediction of Water Quality Parameters in a Reservoir using Artificial Neural Networks Introduction-- Materials and Methods-- Results and Discussion-- Conclusions-- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845646691 20160610
This book contains extended versions of papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Lake Sustainability held at the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) campus in the New Forest. The meeting is a natural link in the chain of sustainability conferences that WIT regularly arranges. A wide spectrum of contributions focusing on lake sustainability and many up-to-date aspects of lake management and limnology are covered by the fifteen papers selected for publication The papers draw an excellent picture of the recent developments in lake modelling, limnology of lakes and lake management. Readers will find useful the sustainability image of lakes presented in this volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845646691 20160610
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (240 p.)
  • 1. Theories, Concepts and Methodologies in Sustainability Science.- 2. Global Field Exercises.- Resilience Exercises.- 3. Sustainability Science Field Exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319329291 20160912
This book builds up on the experience and lessons learnt by academics at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) at the University of Tokyo. A number of scholars in the new field of sustainability science describe how field methods and exercises are carried out in this discipline, together with the theoretical basis for such exercises. Case studies of various countries around the world where these exercises are carried out are showcased, emphasizing the various socio-economic considerations and problems facing humanity and possible ways forward to build more sustainable and resilient societies. The final objective is to enrich the field of sustainability science by describing the novel aspects used in the field exercises carried out by practitioners of this cross-disciplinary field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319329291 20160912
xviii, 522 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).
  • Human Ecological Sustainability Introduction Is It Possible to Model Human Ecological Sustainability? Why Human Sustainability Is a Complex Issue Chapter Summary Review of Complexity and Complex Systems Introduction to Complexity Human Responses to Complexity Signal Flow Graphs and Mason's Rule Modularity Chapter Summary Multidimensional Challenges to Human Sustainability Introduction The Challenge of Population Growth Global Warming Water and Sustainability Bees, Pollination, and Food Crops Species Size Reduction Due to Habitat Warming: Another Challenge to Our Food Supply FF Energy and Sustainability Chapter Summary Mitigations of Human Impacts through Technology Introduction Biofuels Desalination Carbon-Free Energy Sources Carbon-Neutral Energy Sources Energy Storage Means Fusion Power Nuclear Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Water Vapor Engineering Energy Efficiency Chapter Summary Sustainable Agriculture Introduction Animal Husbandry: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Industrial Agriculture Loss of Genetic Diversity Genetically Modified Organisms Sustainable Agriculture Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? Competition for Cropland Chapter Summary Unconventional Foods: Insects, Plankton, Fungi, and In Vitro Meat Introduction Nutritional Value of Insects Can Insects Be Farmed? Plankton as a Source of Human Food Fungi: Food and More Food from Tissue Culture Using Animal Stem Cells Chapter Summary Complex Economic Systems and Sustainability Introduction to Economic Systems Basic Economics-- Steady-State S&D Introduction to ABMs and Simulations of Economic and Other Complex Systems Economic Challenges to Human Sustainability Chapter Summary Application of Complex Systems Thinking to Solve Ecological Sustainability Problems Introduction Dorner's Approaches to Tackling Complex Problems Frederic Vester's "Paper Computer" Sensitivity Model of Vester Can We Learn From Our Mistakes? Chapter Summary What Will Happen to Us? FAQs on Sustainability Introduction Will Technology Sustain Us? FAQs Concerning Sustainability Chapter Summary Glossary Bibliography and Recommended Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466565135 20160612
Complex Systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy, desalination, carbon capture, recycling, etc. It considers the relationships and balance between environmental engineering and science, economics, and human activity, with regard to sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466565135 20160612
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


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