Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming
Steinman. Safe Trip to Eden draws the connection between personal health and a healthy environment and argues both that global warming is a greater threat to national security than terrorism and that a "sound environmental policy" will enhance our standing in the world and strengthen our economy. It explains how reliance on petroleum-based products and chemical pesticides impacts health, national security and the planet, and it provides clear, simple steps we can take to make responsible environmental choices. As Kindle | More
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| Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry. By Michael Speegle. Covers the rapidly changing and often challenging safety and regulatory issues that every worker in the chemical processing industry should be familiar with, such as OSHA regulations. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms in that chapter and their definitions, a chapter summary, and review questions. Several appendices include reprints of important OSHA regulations. As Kindle | More...
Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth.
MacEachern. This guide offers simple suggestions on how to conserve the Earth's resources. It is divided into chapters corresponding to where we lead our lives. There is one chapter each for home, garden, garage, supermarket, school, office, and community. A section for renters and apartment dwellers has been included, as well as one on vacations that will give you – and the planet – a break. The Appendix lists additional books, catalogs, agencies, and organizations that you can join or from which you can get more information. More...
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Cities Saving Money. By John Hart. Cities and towns, large
and small, can extend resources, improve environmental quality,
and save money all at the same time. More...
the Planet: How to Shape an Environmentally Substainable Global
Brown, Christopher Flavin, and Sandra Postel. The authors of the highly acclaimed State of the World series elaborate on their vision of a global economy that does not destroy its own natural support systems. Authoritative yet extremely readable, this book addresses control of energy resources, population, poverty, transportation, taxes, and other issues necessary to create an environmentally sound global economy. More
Planning Handbook: Developing Strategies in Uncertain Times.
By Ian Wilson and Bill Ralston. This handbook for developing and
using scenarios guides you step-by-step through the sequence and
intricacies of a scenario project and subsequent strategic decision
making. It discusses the uses and benefits of scenarios, what they
are and are not, and when they are needed. In addition, it deals
with the cultural and organizational changes that an organization
must undertake to maximize the benefits of scenario-based planning. More...
Planning: The Link Between Future and Strategy.
By Mats Lindgren and Hans Bandhold. This book uses examples and
case studies to develop a new model for scenario planning that is
closely integrated with strategy and innovation. More...
Scenario Planning: Managing for the Future.
By Gill Ringland. Takes a conceptual rather than mathematical approach
to scenario planning. It is a hands-on guide to help you use scenarios,
not as predictions or forecasts, but as powerful tools to manage
the uncertainties of the future. It includes many case studies,
checklists, early indicators and examples. More...
of Another Summer. By Beth Powning. At once resonant and
new, Seeds of Another Summer is a soulful exploration of
the connection between humans and the earth, and of the everlasting
search for the spirit of home in nature. More...
| Seeds of Change: The Green Revolution and Development in the 1970's. By Lester Brown. The “Green Revolution” of the 1960s involved new seed varieties, new irrigation strategies, and greater use of fertilizers and pesticides. Brown details the Green Revolution's successes and shortcomings and predicts future developments (all from the perspective of 1970). More...
the Stage for Sustainabilty: A Citizen's Handbook.
Maser, Charles R. Beaton, and Kevin M. Smith. This invaluable text looks at resolving environmental conflicts through a "transformative" rather than a "problem-solving" approach. The transformative approach emphasizes the capacity of facilitation for personal growth, and it helps create a sense of "place" where it did not previously exist. The text analyzes good and bad institutionalized social patterns in an ecological sense. The authors explain that through positive thinking and the willingness to take risks, we can become creative forces in our communities and in the world. More
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Shards & Circles: Artistic Adventures in Spirit and Ecology.
Dancer. As his stories unfold, Daniel Dancer reflects on spirituality, indigenous knowledge, quantum physics, psychology, and ecological principles. Humor, synchronicity, delight, and heartfelt struggle are all present in these tales. The result is a breath of wholeness, a gift for our apocalyptic times and for a culture that has forgotten its connection to nature. Entertaining, full of surprise at every turn, and beautifully illustrated, Shards & Circles helps map the way home to our authentic selves. More
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Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.
Wann. In his bestseller Affluenza, Wann and his co-authors diagnosed the disease of over-consumption. In Simple Prosperity, he shows how we can overcome this disease by investing in “real wealth” sources. He draws on the latest research to document how social connections, good health, contact with nature, stimulating work, leisure time, and great neighborhoods represent our real wealth. By rethinking monster houses, excessive airplane travel, feedlot meat, and suburbs-without-stores, we can reduce our "ecological footprint." As Kindle | More
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New Bicycle Maintenance Manual. By Eugene A. Sloane. The
most comprehensive guide to bicycle care and repair. With more
than 250 photos, many detailing step-by-step processes, Sloane’s
New Bicycle Maintenance Manual is a must for cyclists. As Kindle | More...
Green: How to Implement Sustainable Business Practices in Any Industry
- and Make Money.
By Jonathan Estes. A book for entrepreneurs and anyone interested
in business, the environment, and how they interact. It discusses
building a strategic plan to achieve sustainability, the benefits
of marketing green initiatives to customers, the key issues entrepreneurs
will face in achieving sustainability, and how to lessen the tension
and create cooperation between the business and environmental communities.
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Change and Sustainable Transport.
Edited by William R. Black and Peter Nijkamp. Contributors from
a wide range of disciplines addresses important global transportation
issues, including enviromental impacts, business and economic
considerations, society's reliance on the automobile, and the
effects of e-commerce and other new technologies. More...
Marketing: Influencing Behaviors for Good.
Lee and Philip Kotler. A valuable resource that uses concepts
from commercial marketing to influence social action. Provides
a solid foundation of fundamental marketing principles and techniques
then expands on them to illustrate principles and techniques specific
to practitioners and agencies with missions to enhance public
health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and motivate
community involvement. More
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| Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day. By Dave Evans. Demonstrates how to manage the details of starting a social media marketing campaign, and describes how you can track your results. Provides case studies, step-by-step guides, checklists, quizzes and hands-on tutorials to help you execute a social media marketing campaign in just one hour a day. Teaches how to integrate social media metrics with traditional media measurements and how to leverage blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, and user-generated content sharing sites like YouTube. As Kindle | More...
Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling.
Chiras. Passive solar heating and cooling can reduce or eliminate the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Now that energy efficiency has become standard, it is easier to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate. This book explains how builders can succeed with solar designs and how ventilation and filtering techniques can complement solar strategies. As Kindle | More
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| Sparing Nature: The Conflict between Human Population Growth and Earth's Biodiversity. By Jeffrey K. McKee. Explores the cause-and-effect relationship between human population growth and the mass extinction of countless species of plants and animals. It probes the past to find that humans and their ancestors have had negative impacts on species biodiversity for nearly two million years, and that extinction rates have accelerated since the origins of agriculture. Argues that the most effective measure to save Earth’s biodiversity is to slow population growth. As Kindle | More...
Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart and Protecting
S. Gottlieb. This powerful book speaks to anyone who has ever wondered how to be happy when there is so much suffering in the world – anyone who seeks a peaceful heart in a dark time. Its unique combination of spiritual insight, political commitment, and environmental knowledge reveals the ties between spiritual aspiration and ecological activism. By connecting personal fulfillment to activism, it shows how a peaceful heart is only possible if we devote some of our energies to resisting the forces of destruction. More...
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Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment. By Arthur C.
Upton & Eden Graber. This guide, by experts from the New York
Medical Center’s Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, can
help you understand the connections between environment and health.
How to Build an Eco-friendly Little Guesthouse.
Roy. “Stoneview” is an octagonal, cordwood masonry timber-framed guesthouse with a living roof located in upstate New York, fully constructed and finished for just $6,000. In response to the enormous interest in this unique little home, Rob Roy has written Stoneview. Over 130 clear line drawings and step-by-step images provide the reader with all the information needed to build an octagonal cordwood masonry timber-framed guesthouse with a living roof. A full-color section shows off the design features of this charming "green" cabin. As Kindle | More
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Stork and the Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma.
Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Gretchen C. Daily. Focusing on the issue of equity (between nations, classes, and genders), this book confronts the nexus of population, environmental decline, and global resource control. It looks at the interaction between population size and food supply, and offers strategies for achieving a balance between the two. These strategies include improving the status of women, reducing racism and religious prejudice, reforming the agricultural system, and shrinking the growing gap between rich and poor. More
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By Guy Dauncey and Patrick Mazza. Deals head-on with our most
urgent environmental challenge yet, and is the only book to put
simple, effective solutions to global warming in the hands of
ordinary citizens. More...
| A Strategy for American Power: Energy, Climate and National Security. By Sharon Burke et al. Argues that with a comprehensive strategy to change both our supply of fuels and our demand, the United States can win the energy war. This report gives an overview of the nature of the energy challenge, describes the main elements of a strategy for energy security, and offers a plan of action for how to execute that strategy. More...
Bale Building. By Chris Magwood and Peter Mack. Leads
the builder through the practical issues. Offers a wide variety
of aesthetic and building options, from multi-story to simple.
Includes drawings, photos and plans. More...
Reclaiming. By David Engwicht. Provides a step-by-step
process to reclaim streets, starting with a six-week program to
reduce traffic by 30 to 50 percent. An excellent resource for
both community activists and planners. More...
31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods.
Chiras and Dave
Wann. Practical ideas for creating more socially, economically,
and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. Shows how suburbs
fail to meet many peoples' needs, then describes how existing
neighborhoods can be transformed, offering cohousing and new urbanist
communities as examples. More
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Sustainability Advantage. By Bob Willard. In the pragmatic
language of business leaders, The Sustainability Advantage
shows that the business benefits of sustainable development strategies
are quantifiable and real. More...
Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable.
By Simon Bell and Stephen Morse. Examines the origins and development
of the Systemic Sustainability Analysis. Also looks at Systemic
Prospective Sustainability Analysis (SPSA) and IMAGINE (other
indicator assessment tools), and provides an assessment of the
strengths and weaknesses of sustainable development projects.
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Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift.
By Andres R. Edwards. Sustainability has become a buzzword in
the last decade, but its full meaning is complex. This book analyzes
sustainability in terms of the principles, declarations and intentions
that have emerged from conferences and publications, and which
serve as guidelines for policy decisions and future activities.
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Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns.
By Sim Van der Ryn and Peter Calthorpe. Our old patterns of growth
promote isolation from the environment, between activities, and
ultimately between individuals. This classic text is a practical
vision of how different types of communities can make the transition
to a sustainable way of life that balances production and consumption,
reduces resource waste, and produces long-term social and ecological
The Sustainable Company: How To Create Lasting Value Through Social And Environmental Performance. By Chris
Laszlo. About companies whose policies have enhanced their bottom line by way of reduced waste and cleanup costs, fewer regulatory conflicts, new business opportunities and greater appeal to socially conscious investors and green consumers. The Sustainable Company shows how to create value for shareholders while balancing responsibilities to society and the environment. Its step-by-step approach and tool-kit for managers make it the solutions manual for twenty-first-century managers. As Kindle | More… | Chris
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| Sustainable Forestry: From Monitoring and Modelling to Knowledge Management and Policy Science. Edited by K. Renolds et al. In the context of forest sustainability, presents the issues related to both global climate change and conservation of biodiversity. It highlights four methodologies and shows how they contribute in overcoming ecological challenges. The practical experience presented can be applied to the implementation of successful sustainable forestry policies. More...
| Sustainable Managment of Mining Operations.
Edited by J.A. Botin. Provides a holistic, practical approach to enhance corporate reputations, achieve higher operational efficiency, improve planning and control, gain access to mineral resources, build trust with stakeholders, attract financing, recruit and retain a quality workforce, and lower costs. Each section of this book focuses on sustainable management from a different perspective, management level, or stage of the mine life cycle. Includes real-life, practical insights from 27 internationally respected authors whose job titles have encompassed everything from CEO to master mechanic. More...
| Sustainable Minerals Operations in the Developing World.
Edited by B. R. Marker et al. Gives examples from developing countries at all scales of mineral extraction. Reviews environmental, economic, health and social problems, and highlights the need to solve these problems before sustainability can be achieved. Argues that the best solutions require full involvement of all stakeholders, education, training and investment to help small-scale and artisanal mines grow into well-managed operations. More...
| Sustainable Mining Practices: A Global Perspective.
By Vasudevan Rajaram et al. Provides a basic overview of international sustainable mining practices since 1992, with particular emphasis upon practices in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Addresses issues such as the volume of waste generated by mining, mine closure planning and the associated environmental impacts. Also goes into blasting impacts and their control in the US, minimizing surface water impacts, minimizing groundwater impacts, use of environmental indicators in mining, and emerging mining technologies. Contains relevant examples and case histories, and also includes a chapter on "best mining practices for sustainable mining" and sections on small-scale mining, tailings pond management and hazardous waste management. More...
By Anna Nagurney. Addresses the question as to whether transportation
networks are sustainable. Nagurney provides solutions such as
tolls and tradable pollution permits. This book will be of great
value to students, researchers, and practitioners of transportation
studies, environmental economics, regional science and urban planning.
Value: How the World's Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing
Laszlo. Illustrates how the competitive strategies of
some of the world's largest businesses are changing as their leaders
take on important social, environmental, and economic challenges.
Outlines how and why these challenges are becoming huge business
opportunities. Designed to provide managers with the means to
build sustainable value and compete effectively in the twenty-first
century. As Kindle | More
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