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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
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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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1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations
"A compelling analysis of the meaning of sustainability and development of the modern concept...Well researched and written...I recommend it to all environmentally-minded readers." - Paul Fitzpatrick, Green World From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be 'sustainable'. But the word's currency should not obscure its origins: sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept deeply rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage. In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi's thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, Grober reveals that sustainability is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realisation that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations. This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857840462 20160612
Book
1 online resource.
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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
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viii, 356 p.
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xvi, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Section 1 Overview: interpreting Sustainability, G. Heal-- global environmental risks, G. Chichilnisky, G. Heal. Section 2 Dynamics: sustainable use of renewable resources, A. Beltratti, et al-- north south trade and the dynamics of the environment, R. Abraham, et al-- trade, migration and the environment - a general equilibrium analysis, G. Chichilnisky, M. Di Matteo-- a simple model of optimal sustainable growth, G. Cazzavillan, I. Musu-- environmental externalities-- disconnected generations and policy, G. Marini, P. Scaramozzino-- stochastic sustainability, M.P. Tucci-- sustainability of economics development and the freedom of future generations, A. Vercelli. Section 3 Uncertainty: hard uncertainty and environmental policy, A. Vercelli-- environmental option values, uncertainty aversion and learning, M. Basili, A. Vercelli-- environmental bonds - a critical assessment, L. Torsello, A. Vercelli-- uncertain future preferences and conservation, G. Heal, et al-- catastrophe futures - financial markets and changing climate risks, G. Chichilnisky, G. Heal-- stochastic sustainability in the presence of unknown parameters, M.P. Tucci-- climate change and emission permits, A. Beltratti.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792346982 20160611
Sustainable development, albeit a fashionable phrase, covers several substantive issues. In essence, as the Bruntlandt Report has it, it is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Underlying this concern is the issue of modelling and evaluating alternative long-term dynamic paths open to an economy which, in an essential way, is dependent on environmental inputs. section one of this book presents two non-technical surveys of some of the questions in the areas of dynamics and uncertainty. The papers in section two then go on to model and evaluate alternative development paths of an economic - environmental system, especially with reference to their long-run properties. Of course, many of the processes and relationships underlying such models are uncertain, and the types of uncertainty and how to model them are considered in section three. There are many complex and interesting economic issues that arise when we consider how best to manage the "global commons" as privately produced public goods, and the present book deals with many of the related issues in an informative way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792346982 20160611
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource.
Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics andpersonal care industry. Rising ethical consumerism and the need forresource efficiency are making cosmetic companies small, independent firms to global giants take steps towardssustainable development. Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Updiscusses the growing importance of sustainability in the cosmeticsindustry, highlighting the various ways organisations can addressthe economic, environmental and social aspects. How can thecosmetics 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 thecosmetics industry Industry experts share their experiences on how they aretackling the challenges of sustainability: from raw materialprocurements, manufacturing, business processes, to distributionand marketing to consumers. The book concludes with somefuture growth projections; what are some of the shortcomings insustainability in the cosmetics industry and what can we expect tosee in the future? Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Updiscusses business and technical issues in all areas of sustainableproduct development, from sourcing ingredients, to formulation, manufacture and packaging. Covering a diverse range of subjects, this book appeals toprofessionals in many key sectors of the cosmetics and personalcare industry; cosmetic chemists, formulation scientists, R&Ddirectors, policy makers, business and marketing executives. It is also of relevance to academic researchers working in cosmeticchemistry and sustainable process development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119945543 20160612
This book addresses the growing importance of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the cosmetics industry, highlighting the need to consider, evaluate and implement approaches which balance economic, environmental and consumer demands throughout all aspects of sustainability; ingredients, formulations, packaging, ethics and certification organisms. The overriding purpose of this book is to outline methods of reducing environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products by highlighting industry best-practices. Topics covered include environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products, energy and waste Management, green formulations and ingredients, and green standards, certification schemes and indices in the cosmetics industry. Case studies are incorporated looking at ethical sourcing of raw materials, biodiversity, sustainable packaging, and marketing green brands. The book concludes with a summary of the key findings in the book and some growth projections. What are some of the shortcomings in sustainability in the cosmetics industry and what can we expect to see in the future? This is the first book on the market to focus on sustainability in the cosmetics industry, presenting both business and technical perspectives. Covering a diverse range of subjects, this book will appeal to many key sectors of the beauty industry that are increasingly concerned about ethical and ecological issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118676516 20160612
Book
258 p.
Green Library
Book
vi, 193 p. : ill., maps. ; 24 cm.
This book examines the links between people's livelihoods and life chances and the concept of sustainability in both the developed and developing worlds. It does so by examining the way in which social and economic processes complement and compound environmental change. It explores the main components of sustainable development - health, economic policy, land use, ethics and education, in both the north and south and demonstrates the way in which the life chances of individuals both effect and are affected by, their environments. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods shows that the scope of sustainability thinking needs to be widened to embrace public policies and experiences in both developed and developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415196178 20160527
The concept of sustainability is traditionally viewed in exclusively environmental terms. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods links peoples livelihoods and life chances to the concept of sustainability by examining the way in which social and economic processes complement and compound environmental change. Looking at the main ingredients of sustainable development - health, economic policy, land use, ethics and education, in both the north and south, this book demonstrates the way in which the life chances of individuals both effect and are affected by, their environments. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods shows that the scope of sustainability thinking needs to be widened to embrace public policies and experiences in both developed and developing countries.By providing a comparative focus, both spatially and temporally, the contributors demonstrate how the environmental concerns of the northern developed world are culturally translated into the south, often into immediate survival questions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415196185 20160528
Green Library
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xiv, 218 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Study with reference to arid zones of western Rajasthan, India.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 80 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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168 p.
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1 online resource ([12] p.).
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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
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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
Book
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

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