Sustainability Made Simple

Small Changes for Big Impact
Author: Rosaly Byrd,Laurèn DeMates
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538135442
Category: Self-Help
Page: 210
View: 8992
Sustainability Made Simple is an introduction to sustainability and sustainable living that explores the relationship between everyday life and the intricate global environmental issues of today, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change. Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates offer an optimistic yet realistic perspective on our impact on the environment, giving much needed guidance to those who are interested in finding new and relatively easy ways to incorporate sustainability into daily life. An excellent resource for those who are interested in learning what sustainability is about and picking up habits to be more sustainable, Sustainability Made Simple shows that adopting a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t require “going off the grid” or making drastic life changes that take time and cost money. Instead, Byrd and DeMates focus on the advantages and transformative changes associated with sustainability, demonstrating that although society is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, working towards sustainability is an opportunity to do things differently and do things better, enhancing aspects of life, such as health, work and community.

Ecological Sustainability

Understanding Complex Issues
Author: Robert B. Northrop,Anne N. Connor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466565136
Category: Nature
Page: 548
View: 5516
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: 2326
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.

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: 5401
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

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: 5945
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

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: 9398

Sustainable Management for Dams and Waters

Author: William R. Jobin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574440621
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 2473
Category Ecology Subcategories Civil Engineering/Water Pollution/Public Health

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: 3712
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.

Knowledge for sustainable development

an insight into the encyclopedia of life support systems
Author: Unesco
Publisher: Bernan Assoc
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 3580
View: 7079
This three volume set presents a multidisciplinary examination of the global life support systems on which we depend by providing a selection of articles on sustainable development issues written by international experts. Volume 1 focuses on the earth and atmospheric sciences, mathematical, biological and medical sciences, social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, engineering and technology resources. Volume 2 covers chemical sciences, energy science and water engineering, as well as the main issues related to environmental sciences and ecological resources. Volume 3 offers a comprehensive view of food and agricultural engineering resources, the management of human and natural resources, economic and institutional resources, information technology and systems management, as well as a regional overview of sustainable development issues. Each article includes a bibliography, a glossary and a guide to further information available as part of the on-line Encyclopedia version (

Climate Changes the Water Rules

How Water Managers Can Cope with Today's Climate Variability and Tomorrow's Climate Change
Author: Pavel Kabat,Henk van Schaik
Publisher: WaterandClimate
ISBN: 9032703218
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 106
View: 2399