The Little Green Handbook

Author: Ron Nielsen, D.Sc.
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429901086
Size: 59.77 MB
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Published for the first time in the United States, The Little Green Handbook is a unique reference work that illustrates the most important global developments facing us today, explains them, and suggests area for positive change. It relates physical trends to social and political repercussions, drawing together evidence from many interrelated fields to explain the science behind the news stories, sound bytes, and cocktail-party banter. Just how serious are our environmental problems? Are we doing enough to deal with them? How many people can the planet sustain? What are the long-term effects of continued environmental damage? How fast is the process of global warming? What are the implications of our continued dependence on fossil fuels? The Little Green Handbook has the answers. This user-friendly sourcebook is filled with up-to-date facts and figures, making complex but vitally important ideas simple. It is our duty to ensure a sustainable future for our children; The Little Green Handbook gives us the information we need to make this possible.

Car Troubles

Author: Jim Conley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317169816
Size: 38.42 MB
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Car Troubles central premise is that the car as the dominant mode of travel needs to be problematized. It examines a wide range of issues that are central to automobility by situating it within social, economic, and political contexts, and by combining social theory, specific case studies and policy-oriented analysis. With an international team of contributors the book provides a coherent and comprehensive analysis of the global phenomenon of automobility from the Anglo world to the cases in China and Chile and all the elements that relate to it.

The Bridge At The Edge Of The World

Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300151152
Size: 33.78 MB
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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.

Green Architecture Greensource Books

Author: Osman Attmann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071625012
Size: 51.31 MB
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The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings. Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance buildings are discussed. This architectural resource includes details on green building rating systems, energy generation and retention, water and waste management, and green building materials. In-depth case studies highlight advanced green buildings; active and passive solar buildings; self-sufficient, off-the-grid modular and mobile systems; and solar-decathlon competition projects. Green Architecture covers: Definitions, operationalizations, and history of green architecture Green building rating systems, including LEED and BREEM Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and other green energy generation technologies Green insulation, HVAC, water, and waste management technologies Passive solar design methods Green materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and composites Thermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materials Nanomaterials More than 100 case studies

Essentials Of Business Ethics

Author: Denis Collins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470486238
Size: 43.59 MB
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The essential guide to creating an organization ofhigh integrity and superior performance With the high-profile corporate scandals that have taken place in recent years, corporate ethics are more important to a business than ever before. The failure of ethical leadership in an organization is very destructive-it demoralizes the workforce, breeds public distrust, and ultimately results in organizational decay. Based on more than two decades of consulting, teaching, and research, Denis Collins's Essentials of Business Ethics is designed with appreciation for your demanding professional obligations, with easy-to-find, at-your-fingertips information. Its nuts-and-bolts presentation provides you with practical "how-to" examples and best practices on every area of managing ethics inside your organization in a handy, concise format. This brief yet powerful guide presents executives and leaders with timely discussion on: Human nature and unethical behavior in organizations Determining the ethics of job candidates The differences between a Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct The best practices for managing diversity Using Management-by-Objectives to establish work goals that encourage ethical behavior Performance appraisals that reward ethical behaviors Aligning community outreach with the company's mission and assets Handling the environmental change process How to manage three internal communication mechanisms for employees to report potentially unethical or illegal behaviors: an Ethics & Compliance Office, Ombudsman, and Ethics Hotlines Providing a five-step ethics job-screen process and an ethical decision-making framework, as well as guidelines for conducting a variety of business ethics workshops, Essentials of Business Ethics is the only guide you will need containing all the relevant facts on business ethics, all in one place.

The Little Green Handbook

Author: Ron Nielsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781920769307
Size: 42.34 MB
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A unique reference work that draws together scientific evidence across a range of inter-related fields to present a clear, and often alarming, picture of the state of the planet. Dr Ron Nielsen persuasively argues that radical action is need to avoid catastrophic consequences.