Eco Pioneers

Author: Steve Lerner
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621243
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Eco Pioneers from the Author: Steve Lerner. Lerner has spent four years searching out what he calls "eco-pioneers"--people who are working to reduce the pace of environmental degradation. Here he provides case studies of eco-pioneers who are exploring sustainable ways to log forests, grow food, save plant species, clean up cities, conserve water, protect rivers and wildlife, treat hazardous waste, and reduce both waste and consumption. 45 illustrations.

Eco Pioneers

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Eco Pioneers from the Author: . The town of Bega, on the south coast of NSW is working to transform their town into a sustainable community. Through the work of "Clean Energy for Eternity", this program follows Dr Matthew Nott as he charts their journey into solar PV, wind power and the local council's exploration of tidal energy. This program provides a useful case study on environmental sustainability for senior geography students. -- Publisher's website.

O Pioneers

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417617036
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O Pioneers from the Author: Willa Cather. A young Norwegian immigrant girl works hard for her young brother and their Nebraska land at the expense of everything else.

Little Changes

Author: Kristi Marsh
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0984009604
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Little Changes from the Author: Kristi Marsh. Little Changes is a succulent swirling lollipop of lessons about the products we smother on our skin, foods we devour, and surroundings in which we immerse ourselves. A gut-wrenching roller coaster of emotions, her adventure involves a Western Grebe, farm stand spinach, a meaty love story, a rock in Wyoming, and some pioneers--which eventually captured national attention. With a cup of humor, a smidgeon of sarcasm, and a wallop of mainstream motherhood, Little Changes enlightens readers about the simmering, swelling, epic transformation of our generation; becoming self-advocates for their own environmental health. Diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at age thirty-six and with three young children at home, Kristi started on a quest to eliminate harmful chemicals from her life and environment. Now a proponent for environmental health, Kristi's passion is to share her knowledge and journey with others. "So many people are reluctant to make changes in their lives because they think it's going to be expensive or time consuming. But making little changes over time in the products we smother on our skin, foods we devour, and surroundings we immerse ourselves, doesn't have to be difficult." Kristi's dynamic message empowers her audiences to choose wiser products with kinder, simpler ingredients, giving themselves the gift of the best life possible.

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Natural Prophets

Author: Joe Dobrow
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 162336180X
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Natural Prophets from the Author: Joe Dobrow. The e-book edition includes 46 exclusive photos and expanded content! From a handful of idealistic farmers and local co-ops in the 1960s to the domination of juggernauts like Whole Foods, the wild success of the natural and organic foods industry proves that principled business is not just possible, but profitable. With nearly unfettered double-digit annual growth, the development of this now-$88 billion industry is one of the most remarkable untold stories in American business history. Trailblazers like Mo Siegel of Celestial Seasonings, Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farms, and John Mackey of Whole Foods openly challenged the interests of Big American Agribusiness, transformed food manufacturing and retailing, and re-wrote the playbook for small entrepreneurs. Joe Dobrow, a 20-year veteran of the natural foods industry who had a front row seat (and backstage pass) to much of the upheaval and expansion he describes, characterizes the radical vision of these "natural prophets" as one part anti-industrial activism, one part bold opportunism, and one part new-era marketing genius. The triple bottom line--people, planet, profit--emerged as a major new lodestone for successful, values-based business practices. Natural Prophets is a fascinating narrative account of these upstart Davids--their failures and their unprecedented successes--that distills lessons about management, marketing, and entrepreneurial growth, and offers a lively, urgent profile of an industry that continues to change the way we eat, the way we live, and the way we think about ourselves.

Once Upon A Greenpeace

Author: William E. Jackson
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741473769
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Once Upon A Greenpeace from the Author: William E. Jackson. The funniest and perhaps final onboard view of life on the 1975 Greenpeace Anti-whaling Expedition, facing Soviet whalers with eco pioneers who put the environmental movement on the front page to stay.

The Nature Of Economies

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 140003308X
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The Nature Of Economies from the Author: Jane Jacobs. From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy. Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as ecology, evolution, and cell biology. Written in the form of a Platonic dialogue among five fictional characters, The Nature of Economies is as astonishingly accessible and clear as it is irrepressibly brilliant and wise–a groundbreaking yet humane study destined to become another world-altering classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alternative Urban Futures

Author: Raquel Pinderhughes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742523678
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Alternative Urban Futures from the Author: Raquel Pinderhughes. Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment. The book focuses on how planners and policy makers can develop and manage essential urban infrastructures in ways that support sustainable development in the areas of waste management, water supply and management, energy production and use, building design and construction, land-use, transportation, and food systems. Each chapter features case studies that provide concrete examples of how ecologically and socially responsible urban and sustainable development planning and policy approaches have been successfully implemented in cities around the world. The book is especially effective in its emphasis on recently published statistics and writing supporting new planning and policy recommendations. Each chapter ends with a summary, accompanied by a list of questions that can be addressed with information provided in the text.