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The Transition To Sustainable Living And Practice

Author : Liam Leonard
ISBN : 9781849506410
Genre : Nature
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Offers a series of insights into real alternatives to the economic malaise, with an examination of key themes such as transition towns, traditional villages, new green financial concepts, the sustainable utopia, sustainability and activism, ecofeminism, green protectionism, intentional communities and a green philosophy of money.
Category: Nature

Sustainable Living

Author : Mick Winter
ISBN : 9780965900058
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Sustainable Living for Your Home, Neighborhood and Community is about your home?inside and outside?and how you can use less energy, spend less money, and enjoy it more. It's about your neighborhood and how you and your neighbors can benefit from working and sharing together. And it's about your community and how all of its neighborhoods and residents can benefit from cooperative effort.This book isn't about buying greener things; it's about buying fewer things. It's about spending less money, and getting more out of life. And helping the planet at the same time.Most of all, Sustainable Living is a guide to saving money, improving your life, and giving you the tools you need to be adaptable to deal with an future.
Category: Health & Fitness

Healthy Sustainable Living

Author : Tom Bougsty
ISBN : 9781475963984
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Today, humanity faces the ultimate challenge: creating a sustainable future. It’s natural that everyone wants to live a long, meaningful life in optimal health. Because of this universal desire, we can integrate health and sustainability to create a proverbial North Star to guide our future development. Twelve dimensions of life synergize and balance into healthy living, while sustainable living depends on understanding and acting in integrity with reality. An ethical living model introduces a map of reality, so we can evaluate the consequences of our actions and choose how to live in harmony with other people, the environment, and evolutionary processes. The health dimensions, as well as global ethics, apply to all levels of human activity. Therefore, we now have universal tools to work to create healthy sustainable living for individuals, families, businesses, nations, and the entire global community.
Category: Health & Fitness

Learning For Sustainable Living

Author : Werner J. Sattmann-Frese
ISBN : 9781409251026
Genre : Environmental health
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With the election of Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the USA, billions of people worldwide are now holding out hope that the new Administration will be committed to creating a more sustainable society. Yet, to institute the promised changes he will need millions of people ready to transform their consciousness and to further develop their abilities to lead emotionally, psychosocially, and environmentally sustainable lives. This book has been written to provide a theoretical framework and practical tools to enable all of us to play effective roles in this transformation process. Together with an associated learning program - available at www.lfsl.com.au - it explores the complex psychological underpinnings of our ecological crises and outlines the steps involved in changing from the currently dominating growth and consumption-driven ego consciousness towards a wellness, maintenance, and relationship-oriented eco consciousness.
Category: Environmental health

Sustainable Living

Author : Sustainable Stevie
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Genre : House & Home
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Eclectic Collection of Chapters in this book include: Chapter 1 - eCycling - Your Contribution to a Green Environment Chapter 2 - Green Cleaning 101 - DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have Chapter 3 - Organic Gardening 101 - "How To" Essentials and Tips for Starting an Outdoor or Indoor Organic Vegetable Garden Chapter 4 - Green Feminine Hygiene - Sustainable Female Alternatives Chapter 5 - Natural Baby Products - Green Surroundings for Your Baby Chapter 6 - What is "Greenwashing"? (No Relation to Laundry) - Are You Being Greenwashed? Chapter 7 - Reusable Shopping Bags - An Eco-Friendly Alternative Chapter 8 - Organic Cosmetics - A Rising Preference Chapter 9 - Solar Power for Sustainable Living - What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route Chapter 10 - Hybrid Electric Vehicles - What You Should Know About Them! Chapter 11 - Magnetic Electricity for Sustainable Living _______________________________________ There is more interest in self-sufficiency during this 21st century than ever before. That blatantly tells you that people are feeling the effects of the environment around them. We're not talking about "good" effects either. We're talking about chemicals in the food we eat, pollution of land, water and the air we breathe. This also includes finite natural resources that's becoming scarce thus driving the cost up as demand for it continues, etc. In general, health issues have been on the rise due to a combination of all these things which drives the desire to make certain changes in one's lifestyle. This is why "Sustainable Living - Practical Eco-Friendly Tips for Green Living and Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century - [Special Edition Collection]" had to be written. Sustainable living or some like to call it green living allows for a natural and as much as possible eco-friendly lifestyle. But this involves being educated on what it all means and finding out as much as possible about how to actually do it and make it a way of life. This Special Edition Collection covers a wide variety of subject matters to get you on the path to a healthier and eco-friendly environment. It's kept basic enough so that it's educational, interesting and easy to understand; including pictures and illustrations. There are things mentioned that you probably weren't aware of which I think makes it a fun read. That's why I suggest reading every chapter; even the ones that you don't think you have an interest in because you're going to be surprised and learn something that can be shared with someone else you know. It inspires you to try doing some of the things mentioned. There are many references and sources to help you do that. From there you can take it to the next level. So, if you're not sure where to begin or just want to get more insight into sustainable living for you, your family and the environment overall, "Sustainable Living - Practical Eco-Friendly Tips for Green Living and Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century - [Special Edition Collection]" is exactly what you need as a good reference guide!
Category: House & Home

Sustainable Living

Author : Nalanie Mithraratne
ISBN : 9780750680639
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Achieving a sustainable building is not just a matter of design and construction: what happens once the building is occupied is absolutely critical. This book shows how the choices designers, developers and building users make impact on sustainability over the life span of the building. The authors show how a holistic approach considering costs, energy use, environmental impact, global warming potential as well as items which a usually disregarded such as finishes, furniture and appliances is needed to achieve best practice. * How-to assess life-time costs and environmental impact of buildings * Predict and assess the impact of user behaviour on sustainability * Uses case studies to illustrate the importance of different factors
Category: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Living Ideas And Tips Beginners Book

Author : Chandra B Singh
ISBN :
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“Sustainable Living Ideas and Tips – Beginners Book” is written for those who are beginning to live a sustainable living and want a stress-free life. They want to be completely dependent of their own resources. These days’ people face a lot of stress due to hectic lifestyle, job insecurity and sharp increase in expenditure for day to day works. Everyone is searching for peace of mind and ways to relieve the stress. This book will guide you to start sustainable living from beginning and make you completely sustainable. Here in this EBook you will find: -The definition of sustainable living where you will learn why we should a sustainable life. - Best Sustainable living ideas and tips - How to Grow Vegetables, Food and Fruits – Here you will learn about how your life may become simple and independent from all worries. -You will plenty of ideas and complete procedure to make your own compost fertilizer to get high productivity in organic way. - Poultry Farming for Meat and Eggs of Chickens – You can discover here all about having chickens in your courtyard for fresh eggs and tasty meat. - How to Raise Livestock with simple ideas – You will have plenty of ideas and tips from start to full-fledged livestock raising. - How to Generate Power – Power is our basic requirement and you can get here the ideas about generating power at your home. - How to save energy – Saving energy can save lot of money for your wallet. You may get plenty of ideas here. For a sustainable living you should have your own source of power. - How to Get Water – Everybody needs water for living and for sustainable living you need your own source of water. Here you will learn how to get fresh water, without contamination, bacteria free. -How to Earn Money – Here you will get plenty of ideas about earning money without proper job. We have many other tips that you will need while living sustainable. Click the buy link and get all the ideas and tips about sustainable living.
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Sustainable Living With Environmental Risks

Author : Nobuhiro Kaneko
ISBN : 9784431548041
Genre : Science
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We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to find a mechanism that minimizes environmental risks for human sustainably. This is the idea of the interdisciplinary framework of “environmental risk management” theory, which advocates harmony between economic development and environmental conservation. Based on this theory, the Sustainable Living with Environmental Risk (SLER) programme, adopted by the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) as one of its strategic programmes, has been training graduate students at the Yokohama National University, Japan, from 2009 to 2013 to become future environmental leaders who will take the initiative in reducing the level of environmental risks and in protecting natural resources in the developing nations of Asia and Africa. This book provides students and teachers of this new academic field with a comprehensive coverage of case studies of environmental risks and their practical management technologies not only in Japan but also in developing nations in Asia and Africa.
Category: Science

Solar Power For Sustainable Living

Author : Sustainable Stevie
ISBN : 9781630220655
Genre : House & Home
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NOTE: This book is written for those COMTEMPLATING getting a solar panel system if they don't know enough about it yet. A good, basic understanding of what you need to know "before" diving into it is what you will learn in order to make an informed decision; especially if you are in the United States (or Canada). So if you are considering do it yourself solar panels for your home, or solar panel installation through a contractor, "Solar Power for Sustainable Living - What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route" is a great reference guide to make sure you've considered the most important avenues or prerequisites of getting into do-it-yourself solar panels before you get started and then realize that you should've considered these aspects first, which are very important in decision making. It is informative and detailed to give you a good understanding of how it all works and what's really involved when it comes to obtaining a PV solar power system for sustainable living. Charts and illustrations are also included for easy reference. You'll get information, terminology, advice, things you'd better be aware of or consider beforehand, education, valuable tips that's going to literally help you, what exact items you'll need to buy and what it cost, how to connect with other people doing the same thing that you are (which is huge), and much more. If you need to find out what the latest and up to date information is for what your state (in USA) is currently offering for rebates and incentives on using solar power for your home or office, there's a reference conveniently provided for that. There's also reference to a handy calculator that you can use to help estimate the size and cost of installing a PV system. For the US and CANADA, going by zip code, just in case you need to check out or prescreen solar contractors in your area to get an estimate or just to ask some questions, there's a reference that provides that information as well. You'll get surprise information that most people haven't thought about before or are simply not aware of. "Solar Power for Sustainable Living - What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route" provides the kind of due diligence you need for sustainable living through a solar power system.
Category: House & Home

Community Campaigns For Sustainable Living

Author : Liam Leonard
ISBN : 9781780523811
Genre : Nature
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"This book is based on research and observations undertaken for the author's PhD thesis at the National University of Ireland, and represents a case study of national and regional campaigns against both the Irish state's Regional Waste Management Plans and the corporate sector's attempts to develop waste incinerators or dumps in various parts of Ir
Category: Nature

Enabling Solutions For Sustainable Living

Author : Ezio Manzini
ISBN : 9781552382363
Genre : Architecture
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Sustainability, environmental impact, green design, urban sprawl -- all buzzwords we have become familiar with in the ongoing dialogue about climate change and global warming. This book presents student work that explores these issues and exemplifies the application of Ezio Manzini's theories of "enabling solutions". Students from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design worked together to identify some of the challenges of suburbia with respect to sustainable design. Exploring such issues as the local quality of life, community cohesiveness, and environmental impacts of suburban areas, the workshop participants presented posters, tables, matrices, and other graphic materials that illustrate key concepts, the resources required, and the main players involved in their implementation. In addition to the student work showcased here, "Enabling Solutions" also includes essays by Manzini, Walker, and Wylant that contextualise the key issues and elaborate on the theoretical basis for the student workshop.
Category: Architecture

The Global Challenge Of Encouraging Sustainable Living

Author : Shane Fudge
ISBN : 9781781003756
Genre : Business & Economics
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This fascinating book will prove a thought-provoking read for academics, researchers and students in the fields of environmental studies _ particularly sustainability _ and public policy. Practitioners and policymakers concerned with achieving sustaina
Category: Business & Economics

New Green Home Solutions Renewable Household Energy And Sustainable Living

Author : Stephen Snyder
ISBN : 9781423610380
Genre : House & Home
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Green living begins at home, and New Green Home Solutions tells you how. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes - how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well-lit and full of things that make our lives so comfortable. The good news is that we have tremendous power to create change. Renewable energy design, better insulation and more efficient appliances could reduce energy demands by 60 to 80 percent. By embracing conservation and renewable energy, we can win our energy independence and help save the planet. Dave Bonta, president and founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest alternative energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about alternative energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer and The Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America and is a tireless advocate for green living. Also president of BioQuantum, Inc., a bio-fuels company, Bonta is the creator of BackHome chapters in America and is president of a renewable energy community organization, The Sustainable Valley Group. Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, left New York City in 1995 to start an organic herb farm in Vermont with his wife, Melissa. He holds a degree in radio, television and motion picture communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has broad experience in communications, public affairs, and media relations. He also works as a freelance writer and has published The Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), The Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and The Brewmaster's Recipe Manual.
Category: House & Home

Living A Sustainable Lifestyle For Our Children S Children

Author : R. Warren Flint
ISBN : 9780595200139
Genre : Business & Economics
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Global population growth is putting our children and grandchildren at risk. Living a Sustainable Lifestyle for Our Children's Children shows how sustainable development is a process of living that cuts across many of the major concerns facing society today and establishes how we can move beyond these present risks. It presents an easy to understand description of sustainability, where humans find the means to coexist in a manner that maintains biodiversity, wildlands, and decent environments while also achieving economic prosperity and equality, present and future. The book challenges people to transform their awareness of human-nature interactions into a deeper commitment to both protecting and wisely using our global natural resources. Going beyond science, technology, and politics, this book discusses how we live and why we live the way we do, while addressing the basics of life: how to know what is in our water, air, food, and land. The good news is, a shift to sustainable development is occurring. Ordinary people living ordinary lives, looking at how they live, how that in turn affects nature, and how fundamental nature is to our existence, is the beginning. And, this book poses tough questions, not for another debate, but to initiate reader awareness, understanding, and motion. We hope to advance understanding of what people can do differently to alter the surging tide of material inequity and declining resources by offering numerous alternatives for the individual considering their ability to make a difference.
Category: Business & Economics

Across Disciplinary Boundaries Towards A Sustainable Life

Author : Elmar A. Stuhler
ISBN : 9783866182059
Genre : Business & Economics
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The contributions in this book are fairly heterogeneous. They belong to a relatively large number of disciplines and / or sub-areas of certain disciplines. They contain problems and practical aspects of their possible solutions, strategies, methodologies and concepts as well as theories (see Part 1 – 8). We all know that it is difficult to link such problem solving processes to bigger units. It needs the steady development of an appropriate aware-ness of a problem or conflict, i.e. consciousness. Such “network-ing” should not be left to journalists alone, but should rather be integrated into higher education and research related to Sustain-able Development or Sustainable Life, in short Sustainability. Our survival seems to be threatened by various developments and complex problems. The Climate Change System and its con-sequences for ecology, economics and society, for example, is proclaimed to be one of our new enemies (Part 9). Experts suggest that stopping such negative trends could be possible through a change in human behaviour and through “reversals” in the con-nected systems or sub-systems. Attempts to get closer to this far reaching goal can be found in the articles of this book. But how can people be persuaded to change their behaviour?Changes of behaviour (human action) depend on human motivation. How can motivation be diagnosed in relation to Sustainability? One can assume that the theory of achievement motivation, its estab-lishment according to learning rules, its activation depending on associations and its adaptation to reality through the experience of success or failure in motivated actions is a valid platform to build on. The sustainability-imaginative stories written by stu-dents, for example, demonstrate the manner in which the struc-tured rules of motivated learning and acting are put in concrete terms (Part 10). We consider them to be an innovation, worthy of being tested and further developed so as to contribute to the creation of new motivation in and for Sustainability. Solving complex problems and conflicts is the content of another paper. Applying and testing the underlying psychological theory to economic / agribusiness problems / conflicts and their action programmes has been intended (see also Part 10).
Category: Business & Economics

Water Resources Sustainable Livelihoods And Eco System Services

Author : Indian Society for Ecological Economics. Conference
ISBN : 8180690598
Genre : India
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Papers In The Volume Address Issues Relating To Water Resources Sustainable Livelihoods And Eco-System Sciences In India-Emerging Problems Of Urban And Industrial Pollution, Analyse Institution Of Water Management And Aquatic Eco-System. Also Point Out Future Challenges And Directions For Policy Makers.
Category: India