Live Sustainably Now

In Live Sustainably Now, Karl Coplan shares his personal journey of attempting to cut back on carbon without giving up the amenities of a suburban middle-class lifestyle.


Author: Karl Coplan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231549165

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Any realistic response to climate change will require reducing carbon emissions to a sustainable level. Yet even people who already recognize that the climate is the most urgent issue facing the planet struggle to understand their individual responsibilities. Is it even possible to live with a sustainable carbon footprint in modern American society—much less to live well? What are the options for those who would like to make climate awareness part of their daily lives but don’t want to go off the grid or become a hermit? In Live Sustainably Now, Karl Coplan shares his personal journey of attempting to cut back on carbon without giving up the amenities of a suburban middle-class lifestyle. Coplan chronicles the joys and challenges of a year on a carbon budget—kayaking to work, hunting down electric-car charging stations, eating a Mediterranean-style diet, and enjoying plenty of travel on weekends and vacations while avoiding long-distance flights. He explains how to set a personal carbon cap and measure your actual footprint, with his own results detailed in monthly diary entries. Presenting the pros and cons of different energy, transportation, and lifestyle options, Live Sustainably Now shows that there does not have to be a trade-off between the ethical obligation to maintain a sustainable carbon footprint and the belief that life should be fulfilling and fun. This powerful and persuasive book provides an individual-level blueprint for a carbon-sustainable tweak to the American dream.


We all want to make a difference, but what can we do? Minimal makes simple and sustainable living attainable for everyone, using practical tips for all areas of everyday life to reduce your impact on the earth.


Author: Madeleine Olivia

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473573666

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 206

Love yourself. Love the planet. We are facing an urgent climate crisis and we must all take action now. However, it can be difficult to know where to start when bombarded with overwhelming facts and statistics every day. We all want to make a difference, but what can we do? Minimal makes simple and sustainable living attainable for everyone, using practical tips for all areas of everyday life to reduce your impact on the earth. Leading environmentalist Madeleine Olivia shares her insights on how to care for yourself in a more eco-friendly way, as well as how to introduce a mindful approach to your habits. This includes how to declutter your life, reduce your waste and consumption, recipes for eating seasonally and making your own natural beauty and cleaning products. Learn how to minimise the areas that aren’t giving you anything back and discover a happier and more fulfilled life, while looking after the Earth we share.


Sustainability and innovation are two intrinsically connected elements; the scenarios that characterize human existence are continuously evolving, and what is necessary to live sustainably today is not going to be sufficient to live ...


Author: Corrado Sommariva

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351115803

Category: Nature

Page: 140

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The book describes mechanisms whereby the Earth naturally thrives towards energy and resources abundance and how unsustainable industrial practices alter this trend. The role of technology in addressing sustainably mankind demand for affluence reversing the environmental damage are illustrated along with the feasibility of the related economics.

Living Sustainably

Approximately 23.5 million urban and rural residents live in food deserts, defined by the USDA as “urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, ... Now let us consider the freedom of growing your own food.


Author: A. Whitney Sanford

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813168647

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 473

In light of concerns about food and human health, fraying social ties, economic uncertainty, and rampant consumerism, some people are foregoing a hurried, distracted existence and embracing a mindful way of living. Intentional residential communities across the United States are seeking the freedom to craft their own societies and live based on the values of nonviolence, self-sufficiency, equality, and voluntary simplicity. In Living Sustainably, A. Whitney Sanford reveals the solutions that such communities have devised for sustainable living while highlighting the specific choices and adaptations that they have made to accommodate local context and geography. She examines their methods of reviving and adapting traditional agrarian skills, testing alternate building materials for their homes, and developing local governments that balance group needs and individual autonomy. Living Sustainably is a teachable testament to the idea that new cultures based on justice and sustainability are attainable in many ways. Sanford's engaging work demonstrates that citizens can make a conscious effort to subsist in a more balanced, harmonious world.

An Introduction to Sustainability

ARGUMENTS FOR HOPE In thinking about sustainability at a global level it is hard to avoid feeling rather ... Weknow alotabout the changes we needto make to live more sustainably on this planet; we now need to summon the global will to ...


Author: Martin Mulligan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134548828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Aimed at those studying the subject for the first time, it is unique in giving students from different disciplinary backgrounds a coherent framework and set of core principles for applying broad sustainability principles within their personal and professional lives. These include: working to improve equality within and across generations, moving from consumerism to quality of life goals and respecting diversity in both nature and culture. Areas of emerging importance such as the economics of happiness and wellbeing stand alongside core topics including: Energy and society Consumption and consumerism Risk and resilience Waste, water and land. Key challenges and applications are explored through international case studies and each chapter includes a thematic essay drawing on diverse literature to provide an integrated introduction to fundamental issues. Launched with the brand-new Routledge Sustainability Hub, the book’s companion website contains a range of features to engage students with the interdisciplinary nature of Sustainability. Together these resources provide a wealth of material for learning, teaching and researching the topic of sustainability. This textbook is an essential companion to any sustainability course.

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference in Sustainability on Energy and Buildings (SEB'18) Prasad Kaparaju, Robert J. Howlett, John Littlewood, Chandima Ekanyake, Ljubo Vlacic. “It's easier to live more sustainably now.


Author: Prasad Kaparaju

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030042936

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 238

This book contains selected papers from SEB-18, the Tenth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, which was organised by KES International and Griffith University and held in Gold Coast, Australia in June 2018. SEB-18 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and renewable energy, and explored innovative topics regarding intelligent buildings and cities. Applicable areas included the sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities; green information communications technology; and a broad range of solar, wind, wave and other renewable energy topics. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective. In addition, SEB-18 offered an exciting opportunity to present, interact, and learn about the latest research in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

Lessons from Nature

Learning to Live Sustainably on the Earth Daniel D. Chiras. growth . It is hoped that such growth ... 15 In areas where people live sustainably now , a hands - off policy may be required . If assistance is needed , it should seek to ...


Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559631066

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 818

Citizens concerned about the environment are taking up the call for a new, sustainable lifestyle. "Lessons from Nature" tells us what sustainability really is, and how we can achieve it. Daniel Chiras brings the concept of sustainability to life, defining it in a variety of contexts -- economic, biological, political, and ethical -- and exploring creative, practical ways to apply the principles of sustainability to nearly all aspects of modern life.

Emergent Urbanism

Ideology Lures: the Problematic of sustainability to date, attempts to solve climate change at Kyoto, Cancun, brussels, ... the biosphere before it sinks and only the rich will afford to live sustainably (Monbiot 2012). So we now have ...


Author: Assoc Prof Tigran Haas

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472407467

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 412

In the last few decades, many European and American cities and towns experienced economic, social and spatial structural change. Strategies for urban regeneration include investments in infrastructures for production, consumption and communication, as well as marketing and branding measures, and urban design schemes. Bringing together leading academics from across a range of disciplines, including Douglas Kelbaugh, Ali Madanipour, Saskia Sassen, Gregory Ashworth, Nan Elin, Emily Talen, and many others, Emergent Urbanism identifies the specific issues dominating today’s urban planning and urban design discourse, arguing that urban planning and design not only results from deliberate planning and design measures, but how these combine with infrastructure planning, and derive from economic, social and spatial processes of structural change. Combining explorations from urban planning, urban theory, human geography, sociology, urban design and architecture, the volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview, highlighting the complexities of these interactions in space and place, process and design.

Urban Sustainability through Smart Growth

... however, sustainability asks more anthropologically how our economic systems can be managed so that we might live off ... the material and immaterial requirements of a now predominantly urbanized and interconnected human population.


Author: Yonn Dierwechter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319544489

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 518

This book investigates the new urban geographies of “smart” metropolitan regionalism across the Greater Seattle area and examines the relationship between smart growth planning strategies and spaces of work, home, and mobility. The book specifically explores Seattle within the wider space-economy and multi-scaled policy regime of the Puget Sound region as a whole, ‘jumping up’ from questions of city politics to concerns with what the book interprets as the “intercurrence” of city-regional “ordering." These theoretical terms capture the state-progressive effort to promote smarter forms of regional development but also the societal/institutional tensions and outright contradictions that such urban development invariably entails, particularly around problems of social equity. Key organizing themes in the text include: the historical path-dependencies of uneven economic and social development, particularly between Tacoma-Pierce County and Seattle-King County; current patterns of high-wage, medium-wage, and low-wage jobs; the emerging spatial and social structure of recent residential changes, especially with respect to class and race composition; and, finally, transit trends and new urban spaces associated with policy efforts to mitigate highway congestion and car-dependency. Greater Seattle, then, is mapped as a key US urban region inscribed spatially by the uneven search for a more sustainable order. Historically-sensitive, theoretically-informed and empirically topical, this book is of interest to scholars and students at all levels in regional planning, urban geography, political science, sustainability studies, urban sociology and public policy.

Ecological Public Health

Implication 8: Unify natural and human sustainability 'How can humans live sustainably on the planet and do so in a way ... Thejournal was now reviving a much older and more important debate, one forever indelibly associated with the ...


Author: Geof Rayner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781844078318

Category: Medical

Page: 409

View: 109

"What is public health? To some, it is about the infrastructure for health - drains, water, food, housing. These require engineering and expert management. To others, it's about the State using medicine or health education to prevent the public harming itself through poor lifestyles. This book, part historical, part prospective, argues that public health needs an overhaul. It should return to and modernize itself around ecological principles. Ecological public health thinking addresses what are described as four levels of existence: the material, biological, social and cognitive worlds. The long tradition of public health has always been reactive, responding to and transforming the relationship between people, their circumstances and the biological world of nature and bodies. The authors show how twenty-first century public health is being shaped by a number of long-term transitions, some long recognized, others not. These transitions are demographic, epidemiological, urban, energy, economic, nutrition, biological, cultural and democracy itself. Facing them all is required if the health of people and the planet are to be integrated. Ecological public health thinking, the authors argue, has been marginalized partly because it has lacked clear analysis, and partly because of the scale and complexity of the issues which need to be addressed. Public health thinking has partly lost its way because it has been subsumed into the problems rather than championing solutions. Often linked to the State, it has adapted to consumerism rather than championing citizenship. Returning to ecological public health requires stronger and more daring combinations of interdisciplinary work, movements and professions, and a reinvigoration of institutional purpose"--Provided by publisher.

Living Well Now and in the Future

We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? In this book Randall Curren, a philosopher, and Ellen Metzger, a scientist, clarify normative aspects of sustainability.


Author: Randall Curren

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262339117

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 560

A philosopher and a scientist propose that sustainability can be understood as living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future. Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it. We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? In this book Randall Curren, a philosopher, and Ellen Metzger, a scientist, clarify normative aspects of sustainability. Combining their perspectives, they propose that sustainability can be understood as the art of living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future. Curren and Metzger lay out the nature and value of sustainability, survey the problems, catalog the obstacles, and identify the kind of efforts needed to overcome them. They formulate an ethic of sustainability with lessons for government, organizations, and individuals, and illustrate key ideas with three case studies. Curren and Metzger put intergenerational justice at the heart of sustainability; discuss the need for fair (as opposed to coercive) terms of cooperation to create norms, institutions, and practices conducive to sustainability; formulate a framework for a fundamental ethic of sustainability derived from core components of common morality; and emphasize the importance of sustainability education. The three illustrative case studies focus on the management of energy, water, and food systems, examining the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Australia's National Water Management System, and patterns of food production in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

China s Environmental Crisis

“How should we live so wedo not putthe environment at risk?” Orfinally, “Howcanwe humans, all 6.6 billion ofus, live sustainably now, and in the future, whenthe numbers of humanswill be substantially higher?”I quickly would like to add ...


Author: J. Kassiola

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230114364

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 591

This path-breaking collection covers the significance of China's extreme environmental challenges for both Chinese society and the world, how these challenges are impacting domestic Chinese society and its political institutions, and how these institutions are responding in their efforts to address the environmental problems.

Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools

As a teacher concerned that students develop dispositions to live sustainably, how can you implement a history ... sure that they consider the implications of what they find out about the past and how that relates to how they live now.


Author: Neil Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463000468

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 990

Education for Sustainability is a key priority in today’s schools, as our society seeks to find a balance between environmental, social, cultural, political and economic imperatives that affect our future. As young children will become the next generation of adults, it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues, so that they can learn to make informed decisions and take positive action for a sustainable world. Teachers are ideally placed to educate for sustainability issues, and indeed have a responsibility to do so. However, they often lack support and experience in this area, and constraints of current curriculum priorities can inhibit Education for Sustainability being taught effectively in many classrooms. Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future addresses this problem by showing how Education for Sustainability can be developed within and across all areas of the primary curriculum in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. The book provides a range of educational approaches and examples of activities to support teachers in addressing national requirements for teaching the major primary curriculum learning areas, while simultaneously educating for sustainability. This integrative approach to primary education can promote knowledge of, positive attitudes towards and suitable action for sustainability in relevant, meaningful, enjoyable and creative ways. This book is a valuable resource for all primary teachers who wish to make a real difference to educating children for the future.

The Implementation and Sustainability of the New Government administered Community Living Assistance Services and Supports CLASS Program

Disabling conditions are not respecter of political party , age , socioeconomic status , living venue , background , genetics , what have you . It is the 20 - year - old that took the dive at beach week and is now a paraplegic .


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health


ISBN: MINN:31951D03405326K

Category: Long-term care insurance

Page: 135

View: 170

Im perfectly Zero Waste

In (Im)Perfectly Zero Waste, ardent practitioners of sustainable lifestyles Srini and Shubhashree a¬ffirm that living a zero-waste life is neither as difficult nor as pocket-unfriendly as it is made out to be!


Author: Srini Swaminathan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9789391028527

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 987

Research indicates that by 2048 India is set to be the largest waste contributor in the world. The time for us to do something about it is NOW! But how can Indians, especially those living in urban areas, live sustainably? Is a zero-waste lifestyle really possible? In (Im)Perfectly Zero Waste, ardent practitioners of sustainable lifestyles Srini and Shubhashree a¬ffirm that living a zero-waste life is neither as difficult nor as pocket-unfriendly as it is made out to be! In this refreshing, jargon-free guide, you will discover: how to host zero-waste events and sustainable gifting ideas; budget-friendly recipes and easy cleaning substitutes; simple and practical advice to manage and reduce the waste around your home...and more! Filled with information on the growing garbage crisis and peppered with DIYs and easily doable tips, (Im)Perfectly Zero Waste will be the perfect companion on your journey to a more eco-conscious life and will help you contribute to the planet's well-being. After all, little steps go a long way!

Packaging Sustainability

And for the growing number of people who express values in line with environmental sustainability, “green” is also good because it implies “the ... Now, more than ever before, trying to live sustainably is viewed as socially acceptable.


Author: Wendy Jedlicka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119103868

Category: Design

Page: 368

View: 374

How to take the lead with sustainable packaging designsolutions With initiatives like the Wal-Mart Scorecard in the U.S. and theE.U.'s Packaging Directive, delivering sustainable packaging is nowan integral part of today's global competitive market. Written byexperts from a wide variety of fields, here is a comprehensive,single source of actionable information that enables everyoneinvolved in the design and development process to make smart,informed decisions, opening new possibilities for creating trulyinnovative solutions. Wendy Jedlicka, CPP (Roseville, MN) is President of Jedlicka DesignLtd. and a member of the faculty at Minneapolis College of Art andDesign's groundbreaking Sustainable Design Certificate Program. ACertified Packaging Professional, she serves as Upper MidwestChapter Chair (, as well as U.S. co-coordinator for theo2 Global Green Design Network (, and contributes frequentlyto Packaging Design magazine's "Sustainability Update" featurecolumn.

Successes and Challenges of Meeting Sustainability Goals in Hawaii and the Pacific

We have the technology to live sustainably here in Hawaii . Now we need the political will . As Vice President Al Gore said yesterday , political will is a renewable resource . So Senator Schatz , the people of Hawaii trust you to be ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Water and Power


ISBN: MINN:31951D03653973P

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 54

View: 898

Young Children and the Environment

However, I believe the Convention is no longer sufficient for thinking about children's rights given the necessity to live sustainably, now and into the future. Communal rights and the rights of all living things on the planet must also ...


Author: Julie Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107636347

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 296

This is an essential text for students, teachers and practitioners in a range of early childhood education and care settings.

The Living Universe

consciousness extends beyond our biological bodies and into the further reaches and depths of the living universe. ... We now confront the supreme test of living sustainably on the Earth, in harmony with one another, and in communion ...


Author: Duane Elgin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605099040

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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By the bestselling author of Voluntary Simplicity (over 150,000 sold) • Brings together cutting-edge science and ancient spiritual wisdom to demonstrate that the universe is a living, sentient system and that we are an integral part of it • Explores the power of this new paradigm to move humanity toward a sustainable and promising future Science has traditionally regarded the universe as mostly made up mostly of inert matter and empty space. At one time this point of view was liberating, part of the Enlightenment-born rationalism that helped humanity free itself from superstition and fear and achieve extraordinary intellectual and technological breakthroughs. But this paradigm has outlived its usefulness. It has led to rampant materialism and environmental degradation—if the universe is essentially dead and we are alive, then the inanimate stuff of the universe should be ours to exploit. But we now know that not only is the view of a dead universe destructive, it is also inaccurate and misleading. In The Living Universe, Duane Elgin brings together evidence from cosmology, biology, physics, and even his participation in NASA-sponsored psychic experiments to show that the universe is permeated by a living field and that we are always in communion with that field of aliveness whether we are conscious of it or not. This is a world-view that, as Elgin explains, is shared by virtually every spiritual tradition, and the implications of it are vast and deep. In a living system, each part is integral to the whole, so each of us is intimately connected to the entire universe. Elgin eloquently demonstrates how our identity manifests itself on a whole series of levels, from subatomic to galactic. We are, he writes, “far more than biological beings—we are beings of cosmic connection and participation.” To confront our ongoing planetary crisis of dwindling resources and escalating conflict, we need to move past an ideology of separation, competition, and exploitation. Duane Elgin asks us to see humanity sharing in the same field of aliveness, to discover how to live sustainably and harmoniously within the living universe.