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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
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.
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

24. Design as politics [2011]

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)
xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility in graphic design
  • Sustainability in architecture
  • Inderdisciplinary works.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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.'
vi, 295 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Paradigms, scales, and jurisdictions
  • pt. 2. Lessons from the Canadian food system.
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • section 1. Asphalt materials
  • section 2. Non asphalt materials
  • section 3. Asphalt pavements
  • section 4. Pavement surface properties
  • section 5. Railways
  • section 6. Equipments
  • section 7. Case studies.
Worldwide there is a growing interest in efficient planning and the design, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities and infrastructure assets. The 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure ICTI 2014 (Pisa, April 22-25, 2014) contains contributions on sustainable development and preservation of transportation infrastructure assets, with a focus on eco-efficient and cost-effective measures. Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management includes a selection of peer reviewed papers on a wide variety of topics: * Advanced modeling tools (LCA, LCC, BCA, performance prediction, design tools and systems) * Data management (monitoring and evaluation) * Emerging technologies and equipments * Innovative strategies and practices * Environmental sustainability issues * Eco-friendly design and materials * Re-use or recycling of resources * Pavements, tracks, and structures * Case studies Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management will be particularly of interest to academics, researchers, and practitioners involved in sustainable development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure assets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315757124 20160614
170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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.
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
viii, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
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.
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.

35. Ética y ecología [2008]

319 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Genealogias de la ética / Leonardo Boff
  • Discurso del Cacique Seattle de los Duwamish ante el gobernador Isaac Stevens (1856)
  • La carta de la Tierra / UNESCO
  • La ética de la tierra / Aldo Leopold
  • La vida al servicio de la vida. Algunos criterios para una ética ecológica / Geiko Müller Fahrenhoh
  • Ética ambiental: valores en el mundo natural y deberes para con él / Holmes Rolston III
  • La ética ambiental / Robert Elliot
  • Ética y medio ambiente / Jaime González Dobles
  • Una visión ecológica sobre la ética ambiental / Jose Sarukhan
  • La ética y la viabilidad del futuro / Carlos Molina Jiménez
  • El paradigma ecológico / Adela Cortina
  • La conservación, una deuda del hombre con su planeta / Alexander F. Skutch
  • Papel de la ética en la patentización de la biodiversidad / Silvia Rodríguez Cervantes
  • El biologismo: ¿Ciencia ambiental o moral ecológica sustituta? / Rodia Romero Sepúlveda.
Green Library
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.
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.
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.
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.

40. Sustainability [2015]

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


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