Permaculture

Permaculture
Author: David Holmgren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Permaculture Book Excerpt:

In this challenging work, leading permaculture expert David Holmgren questions whether mainstream concepts of sustainability dodge the critical issue of global energy peak, and asks if there are ways to live within nature's limits whilst providing a secure future for our children and justice for everyone.

Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

Permaculture   Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Future Scenarios

Future Scenarios
Author: David Holmgren
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2012-04-04
ISBN: 1603582061
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Scenarios Book Excerpt:

In Future Scenarios, permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of “energy descent” that faces us. “Scenario planning,” Holmgren explains, “allows us to use stories about the future as a reference point for imagining how particular strategies and structures might thrive, fail, or be transformed.” Future Scenarios depicts four very different futures. Each is a permutation of mild or destructive climate change, combined with either slow or severe energy declines. Probable futures, explains Holmgren, range from the relatively benign Green Tech scenario to the near catastrophic Lifeboats scenario. As Adam Grubb, founder of the influential Energy Bulletin website, says, “These aren’t two-dimensional nightmarish scenarios designed to scare people into environmental action. They are compellingly fleshed-out visions of quite plausible alternative futures, which delve into energy, politics, agriculture, social, and even spiritual trends. What they do help make clear are the best strategies for preparing for and adapting to these possible futures.” Future Scenarios provides brilliant and balanced consideration of the world’s options and will prove to be one of the most important books of the year.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5 10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5 10
Author: Robin Kundis Craig,John Copeland Nagle,Bruce Pardy,Oswald J. Schmitz,William K. Smith,Norman L. Christensen Jr,Janet Neuman
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN: 1933782099
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5 10 Book Excerpt:

Ecosystem Management and Sustainability analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments. Experts explain the complex ecosystem relationships that result from invasive species, roads, fencing, and even our homes by addressing topics such as fire and groundwater management, disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. Because most people in the 21st century live in urban environments, the volume pays special attention to the ecology of cities, with detailed coverage on topics ranging from urban agriculture to landscape architecture. The volume focuses on how ecosystems across the world can be restored, maintained, and used productively and sustainably.

21st Century Homestead Sustainable Agriculture I

21st Century Homestead  Sustainable Agriculture I
Author: Marlon Henkel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1312939532
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Homestead Sustainable Agriculture I Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Graphic Design

Sustainable Graphic Design
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN: 9780470640272
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Graphic Design Book Excerpt:

The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice
Author: Cameron La Follette,Chris Maser
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 0429000391
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice Book Excerpt:

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice is the much-needed complementary volume to Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction (CRC Press, May 2017). The first book laid out the international precursors for the Rights of Nature doctrine and described the changes required to create a Rights of Nature framework that supports Nature in a sustainable relationship rather than as an exploited resource. This follow-up work provides practitioners from diverse cultures around the world an opportunity to describe their own projects, successes, and challenges in moving toward a legal personhood for Nature. It includes contributions from Nepal, New Zealand, Canadian Native American cultures, Kiribati, the United States and Scotland, amongst others, by practitioners working on projects that can be integrated into a Rights of Nature framework. The authors also tackle required changes to shift the paradigm, such as thinking of Nature in a sacred manner, reorienting Nature’s rights and human rights, the conceptualization of restoration, and the removal of large-scale energy infrastructure. Curated by experts in the field, this expansive collection of papers will prove invaluable to a wide array of policymakers and administrators, environmental advocates and conservation groups, tribal land managers, and communities seeking to create or maintain a sustainable relationship with Nature. Features: Addresses existing projects that are successfully implementing a Rights of Nature legal framework, including the difference it makes in practice Presents the voices of practitioners not often recognized who are working in innovative ways towards sustainability and the need to grant a voice to Nature in human decision-making Explores new ideas from the insights of a diverse range of cultures on how to grant legal personhood to Nature, restrain damaging human activity, create true sustainability, and glimpse how a Rights of Nature paradigm can work in different societies Details the potential pitfalls to Rights of Nature governance and land use decisions from people doing the work, as well as their solutions Discusses the basic human needs for shelter, food, and community in entirely new ways: in relationship with Nature, rather than in conquest of it

Packaging Sustainability

Packaging Sustainability
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 111910386X
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Packaging Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Packaging Sustainability Take the lead with sustainable package design solutions The classic role of packaging is to “Protect, Inform, and Sell.” Today, packaging must do all that—but with minimal eco-impact. Packaging Sustainability: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Package Design is a comprehensive guide to thinking outside the box to create practical, cost-effective, and eco-responsible packaging. With a broad range of contributions from pioneers of sustainability, Packaging Sustainability not only describes the concepts of sustainability but reveals the logic behind them, providing you with the tools to sift through and adapt to the ever changing barrage of materials, services, regulations, and mandates. The book: Enables the designer to make smart, informed decisions at all points throughout the packaging design process Offers a comprehensive overview of sustainable packaging design issues from leading practitioners, designers, engineers, marketers, psychologists, and ecologists Describes materials and processes in current use and helps the reader understand how they interconnect With solid information and actionable ideas, Packaging Sustainability gives you all the tools for maximizing a product’s shelf impact—while minimizing its ecological footprint.

Pathways to Our Sustainable Future

Pathways to Our Sustainable Future
Author: Patricia M. DeMarco
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 0822983001
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways to Our Sustainable Future Book Excerpt:

Pittsburgh has a rich history of social consciousness in calls for justice and equity. Today, the movement for more sustainable practices is rising in Pittsburgh. Against a backdrop of Marcellus shale gas development, initiatives emerge for a sustainable and resilient response to the climate change and pollution challenges of the twenty-first century. People, institutions, communities and corporations in Pittsburgh are leading the way to a more sustainable future. Examining the experience of a single city, with all of its social and political complexities and long industrial history, allows a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to a changing world. Choices for more sustainable pathways for the future include transforming the energy system, restoring infertile ground, and preventing pollution through green chemistry production. Throughout the book, case studies responding to ethical challenges give specific examples of successful ways forward. Inspired by Rachel Carson’s voice of precaution in protecting the Earth, this is a book about empowerment and hope.

Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World

Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World
Author: Andrea J. Nightingale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 1317501829
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World Book Excerpt:

From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this student-friendly text follows a two-pronged approach to help readers understand the globalizing processes relating to environment and sustainability, which are examined in a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, global studies, political science, international affairs, comparative politics, and other disciplines. First, it presents foundational material that gives students the conceptual underpinnings required for rigorous analysis. Following the Introduction and Overview, Part One presents a brief historical overview of the concerns revolving around environmental sustainability in the modern era. The text then covers key concepts and theoretical constructs that define the global context for sustainable environmental practices, such as the key thinkers and theories pertaining to sustainable environmental practice, and the key international agencies and treaties involved in global discussions. The first part then explores the various models and ways to measure sustainability, the range of environmental domains at play in the sustainability dialogue, and the controversies surrounding them. Part Two employs case studies to examine theory and practice at work in particular situations. The case studies have been selected with an eye toward comprehensiveness of coverage across disciplines and across regions.

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise
Author: Cameron La Follette,Chris Maser
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN: 0429000383
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise Book Excerpt:

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice is the much-needed complementary volume to Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction (CRC Press, May 2017). The first book laid out the international precursors for the Rights of Nature doctrine and described the changes required to create a Rights of Nature framework that supports Nature in a sustainable relationship rather than as an exploited resource. This follow-up work provides practitioners from diverse cultures around the world an opportunity to describe their own projects, successes, and challenges in moving toward a legal personhood for Nature. It includes contributions from Nepal, New Zealand, Canadian Native American cultures, Kiribati, the United States and Scotland, amongst others, by practitioners working on projects that can be integrated into a Rights of Nature framework. The authors also tackle required changes to shift the paradigm, such as thinking of Nature in a sacred manner, reorienting Nature’s rights and human rights, the conceptualization of restoration, and the removal of large-scale energy infrastructure. Curated by experts in the field, this expansive collection of papers will prove invaluable to a wide array of policymakers and administrators, environmental advocates and conservation groups, tribal land managers, and communities seeking to create or maintain a sustainable relationship with Nature. Features: Addresses existing projects that are successfully implementing a Rights of Nature legal framework, including the difference it makes in practice Presents the voices of practitioners not often recognized who are working in innovative ways towards sustainability and the need to grant a voice to Nature in human decision-making Explores new ideas from the insights of a diverse range of cultures on how to grant legal personhood to Nature, restrain damaging human activity, create true sustainability, and glimpse how a Rights of Nature paradigm can work in different societies Details the potential pitfalls to Rights of Nature governance and land use decisions from people doing the work, as well as their solutions Discusses the basic human needs for shelter, food, and community in entirely new ways: in relationship with Nature, rather than in conquest of it

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol 10 10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol  10 10
Author: Ray C. Anderson,Ian Spellerberg,Daniel E. Vasey
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN: 1933782757
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol 10 10 Book Excerpt:

The Future of Sustainability, the tenth and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, brings together essays from a group of renowned scholars and well-known environmentalist thinkers. Crucial topics are considered in terms of the future of humanity and its relationship with the natural world, from the outlook for nuclear energy, cities, energy, agriculture, water, food security, mobility, and migration; the role of higher education; and the concept of collective learning. The volume concludes with a resource guide for teaching materials at several levels, a directory of leading undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in sustainability, and a combined index of the 10-volume set.

The Sustainability Revolution

The Sustainability Revolution
Author: Andres R. Edwards
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-06-01
ISBN: 1550923250
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainability Revolution Book Excerpt:

Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the fastest and most profound social transformation of our time—the sustainability revolution. The Sustainability Revolution paints a picture of this largely unrecognized phenomenon from the point of view of five major sectors of society: Community (government and international institutions) Commerce (business) Resource extraction (forestry, farming, fisheries etc.) Ecological design (architecture, technology) Biosphere (conservation, biodiversity etc.) The book analyzes sustainability as defined by each of these sectors 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. Common themes are then explored, including: An emphasis on stewardship The need for economic restructuring promoting no waste and equitable distribution An understanding and respect for the principles of nature The restoration of life forms An intergenerational perspective on solutions Concluding that these themes in turn represent a new set of values that define this paradigm shift, The Sustainability Revolution describes innovative sustainable projects and policies in Colombia, Brazil, India and the Netherlands and examines future trends. Complete with a useful resources list, this is the first book of its kind and will appeal to business and government policymakers, academics and all interested in sustainability.

Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability

Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability
Author: Phoebe Godfrey,Denise Torres
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN: 1317570170
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability Book Excerpt:

It must be acknowledged that any solutions to anthropogenic Global Climate Change (GCC) are interdependent and ultimately inseparable from both its causes and consequences. As a result, limited analyses must be abandoned in favour of intersectional theories and practices. Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability is an interdisciplinary collection which addresses global climate change and sustainability by engaging with the issues of race, gender, and class through an intersectional lens. The book challenges readers to foster new theoretical and practical linkages and to think beyond the traditional, and oftentimes reductionist, environmental science frame by examining issues within their turbulent political, cultural and personal landscapes. Through a variety of media and writing styles, this collection is unique in its presentation of a complex and integrated analysis of global climate change and its implications. Its companion book, Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change, addresses the social and ecological urgency surrounding climate change and the need to use intersectionality in both theory and practice. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and both undergraduate and post-graduate students in the areas of Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Gender Studies and International studies as well as those seeking a more intersectional analysis of GCC.

Planet Savers

Planet Savers
Author: Kevin Desmond
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351280309
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planet Savers Book Excerpt:

Protecting the planet is everyone's work. But we all have our own heroes in whatever area we are working. Planet Savers brings together the varied stories of the hundreds of movers and shakers that have spoken up throughout history and taken action to defend the world from pollution, deforestation, species loss and climate change. From Theodore Roosevelt to Al Gore; from Francis of Assisi to David Attenborough – and from hundreds more men and women that you will know little, if anything, about. Scientists, artists, business people, priests, lawyers, poets, politicians, activists and more, from every continent of the world. Their work has enthused us about the natural world and warned us that we must do much more to preserve it. The Indian woman who became the world's first environmental martyr; the Baptist Reverend who asked "What Would Jesus Drive?"; the Quaker big game hunter who set up the first conservation organisation; the Shakespearian actor who revolutionised organic gardening; and the housewife whose campaign against toxic waste forced a President to act. The book is a cornucopia of people who from time immemorial have put their careers, reputations and lives on the line to protect our planet from its governing inhabitants – the human race. Today, as thousands of species of animals and plants are faced with extinction, thousands of years of indigenous knowledge is lost in the face of technological advance, and we become more and more aware of the potential doomsday scenario of a warming world, we need Planet Savers more than ever. Our inspiration can be the 301 environmental lives portrayed in this book. These people cared enough to do something about it. Planet Savers is both a tribute and a catalyst: a tribute to the people that loved the planet enough to want to act to save it, and a catalyst for the people who will be inspired to act after reading it. New Planet Savers are at work right now in rainforests and megacities; in community centres and boardrooms; at road protests and in courtrooms, all over the world. If this book has one great aim it is to inspire you, the reader, to join them. It is a book that every home should own.

Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability

Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1364
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN: 1668453533
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Agriculture has been an enduring human tradition key to survival and civilization. However, after the advent of industrialization and agricultural growth, the industry has been met with several challenges including pollution, land use, and food insecurity. With the agricultural industry contributing to pollution and emissions, many have found it imperative to investigate the causes and seek out solutions. The Research Anthology on Strategies for Achieving Agricultural Sustainability discusses the issues that the agricultural industry currently faces and the technological opportunities that can be explored to help protect and predict crop growth and achieve more resilient agricultural processes. It analyzes the impact of agricultural pollution and food insecurity on a global scale, but also proposes solutions to promote agricultural sustainability. Covering topics such as bio-farming, smart farming, and population growth, this book is an indispensable resource for government officials, agricultural scientists, farmers, students and professors of higher education, activist groups, researchers, and academicians.

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development
Author: Danish, Mir Sayed Shah,Senjyu, Tomonobu Shah
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN: 1799849163
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

Rapid changes in technology and lifestyle have led to a dramatic increase in energy demand. Growing energy demand is the main cause of environmental pollution, but the efficient use of renewable resources and technologies for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors offers the opportunity to diminish energy dependence, ensure efficiency and reliability, reduce pollutant emissions, and buoy national economies. Eco-friendly energy processes are the key to long-term sustainability. Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development is a collection of innovative research that identifies sustainability pillars such as environmental, technical, social, institutional, and economic disciplines and explores the longevity of these disciplines through a resource-oriented approach. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including environmental policy, corporate accountability, and urban planning, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, urban planners, engineers, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

The Moment Of It All

The Moment Of It All
Author: Tamara Francis
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 1257764039
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moment Of It All Book Excerpt:

Using Learned and a Majority Self Taught Ins and Outs to get by in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City - the years encompassing 1989-2011 and 1975-1989.

Building Sustainability with the Arts

Building Sustainability with the Arts
Author: David Curtis
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN: 1527504255
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Sustainability with the Arts Book Excerpt:

Environmental art or ‘ecoart’ is a burgeoning field and includes a wide variety of practices, some of which are exemplified in this collection: from sculptures or installations made from discarded rubbish to intimate ephemeral artworks placed in the natural environment, or from theatrical presentations incorporated into environmental education programs to socially critical paintings. In some cases, the artworks aim to create indignation in the viewer, sometimes to educate, sometimes to create a feeling of empathy for the natural environment, or sometimes they are built into community building projects. This timely book examines various roles of the arts in building ecological sustainability. A wide range of practitioners is represented, including visual and performing artists, scientists, social researchers, environmental educators and research students. They are all united in this text in their belief that the arts are vital in the building of sustainability – in the way that they are practiced, but also the connections they make to ecology, science and indigenous culture.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 27

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 27
Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 3319751905
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 27 Book Excerpt:

This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. This series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions.