Sustainability Made Simple

Small Changes for Big Impact
Author: Rosaly Byrd,Laur Demates
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442269095
Category: Political Science
Page: 220
View: 2406
Sustainability Made Simple explores the relationship between everyday life and the intricate global environmental issues of today, illustrating how small changes in daily routines and mentalities can add up to a big impact.

Ecological Sustainability

Understanding Complex Issues
Author: Robert B. Northrop,Anne N. Connor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466565136
Category: Nature
Page: 548
View: 8760
Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy, desalination, carbon capture, recycling, etc. It considers the relationships and balance between environmental engineering and science, economics, and human activity, with regard to sustainability.

Materials for Sustainable Sites

A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Meg Calkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470418923
Category: Architecture
Page: 464
View: 9076
This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

Author: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317232194
Category: Architecture
Page: 538
View: 3868
The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaining our shared planet. In addressing issues of design for global impact, behavior change, systems and strategy, ethics and values, this handbook presents a unique and powerful design perspective. Just as there are multiple definitions of design, so there are several definitions of sustainability, making it difficult to find unity. The term can sometimes be seen as a goal to achieve, or a characteristic to check off on a list of criteria. In actuality, we will never finish being sustainable. We must instead always strive to design, work, and live sustainably. The voices throughout this handbook present many different characteristics, layers, approaches, and perspectives in this journey of sustaining. This handbook divides into five sections, which together present a holistic approach to understanding the many facets of sustainable design: Part 1: Systems and Design Part 2: Global Impact Part 3: Values, Ethics, and Identity Part 4: Design for Behavior Change Part 5: Moving Forward This handbook will be invaluable to those wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainable design and students and practitioners of Environmental Studies, Architecture, Product Design and the Visual Arts.

Sustainable Graphic Design

Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470640272
Category: Design
Page: 528
View: 5257
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

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption

Author: Lucia A. Reisch,John Th_gersen
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783471271
Category: Political Science
Page: 488
View: 1689
This Handbook compiles the state of the art of current research on sustainable consumption from the world�s leading experts in the field. The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities we are fac

Private Investment in Agriculture: Why it's essential, and what's needed

Author: Erinch Sahan,Monique Mikhail
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 1780771878
Category: Agriculture
Page: 16
View: 7336

Sustainable Management for Dams and Waters

Author: William R. Jobin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574440621
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 3062
Category Ecology Subcategories Civil Engineering/Water Pollution/Public Health

Let's Do Audit!

A Practical Guide to Improving the Quality of Medical Care through Criterion-Based Audit
Author: Andrew Weeks,Katie Lightly,Sam Ononge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1906985359
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 104
View: 5459
Aimed at everyone who wants to improve the quality of the medical care they provide - nurses, doctors, managers, healthcare assistants, laboratory clinicians - this book demonstrates how to examine quality of care using simple steps.

Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Change: Impact assessment and decision making

Author: Stewart W. Franks
Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN: 9781901502084
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 356
View: 7245
First considers the assessment of the hydrological impacts of future climate and then addresses decision making for mitigation/adaptation strategies, given the uncertainties associated with predictions by water resources and hydrological extremes models.