1 online resource (xiv, 192 pages) : illustrations, digital file.
[New York, N.Y.] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2013.
What do we want from sustainable energy? What is possible to achieve and when? Energy professionals and political leaders need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy--the limits of that energy--and what must change in the future if we are to have a more environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technologically-based civilization. This book sheds some much needed light on that conundrum.
New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2013.
Speaks to modern managers in all functions as well as to IT professionals. Implementing an effective IT sustainability strategy is essential for organizations pursuing sustainability as a means of business advantage and this book shows how to do it. The critical first step is getting clear about the ends of the IT sustainability program -- the mission must be to further the company ' s sustain- ability objectives and strategic intents should include: (a) making IT operations as sustainable as possible; (b) partnering with other functions to leverage IT in making their business processes more sustainable and to grow the business; and (c) building a culture of sustainability within the IT organization.
"The definitive sourcebook on all aspects of sustainable fashion - not only the environmental issues presented by fast-moving fashion, but also the social impact of the industry. Packed with authoritative facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is an indispensable reference for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation. Sandy Black, one of the world's pioneering authorities on sustainable fashion, has assembled perspectives ranging from designers and technical experts to academics and journalists, environmental and social action campaigners, craft specialists and artists, and representatives of global corporations. Includes illustrated articles and essays by leading writers and thinkers, interviews and statements from designers such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Hussein Chalayan and case studies on everything from the life-cycle of jeans to smart textiles and fair trade schemes. The book covers every aspect of contemporary fashion: fashion cultures and patterns of consumption from couture house blogosphere; design and innovation; working conditions and corporate transparency; the eco-footprint of the industry; and the role of technology in greening fashion." -- Publisher's website.
New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2014.
We live in an increasingly global economy in which the effects of shrunken economies, broadened communication, and widespread meteorological incidents associated with climate change are leaving virtually no one untouched. As a result, a working knowledge of concepts such as the triple bottom line and sustainability have become mandatory. Systems thinking, foundational for grasping these concepts, is based on transdisciplinary theories, deriving in part from biology, physics, economics, philosophy, computer science, engineering, geography, and other sciences. Specifically it is the study of systems, including all life-forms, climate phenomena, and even in human learning and organizational processes, that regulate themselves through feedback.
Great Barrington, Massachusetts : Berkshire Publishing Group, 
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
"Energy Industries and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, covers the exploitation of energy resources--such as coal, petroleum, and wood--and the innovations that can provide the energy we need for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future. Forty expert authors explain concepts such as "materials substitution" and the "polluter pays principle" and examine the industries and practices that bring us energy from the sun, water, and wind. This concise handbook offers a broad view of positive steps being taken to make responsible energy use a priority around the globe, and is designed for use in classrooms at the high school and college level. The book will be helpful to engaged citizens as well as to business people, policy makers, and environmental professionals. Controversial topics such as nuclear power and fracking are explained clearly and impartially, with a view to promoting thoughtful discussion and informed decision-making"--
"Common Ground explores the shifting relationship between human society and the landscapes that bear it. Examining the changing understandings of the natural world and its management and exploitation, environmental activist Mark Everard presents solutions in the nature of ecosystem services. Notwithstanding our total dependence on the Earth's natural resources, the relationship between humanity and the land has shifted significantly and frequently throughout our tenure, brief as it is relative to the evolution of planetary life. Appropriating increasing proportions of nature's resources to meet our shifting and growing demands, we have been degrading the quality and extent of ecosystems, nearly destroying their capacities to meet the needs of a burgeoning population. The book offers a fresh and vital whole-system approach to the key under-pinning the issue of sustainability. Everard looks ahead to what is required to live sustainably, respecting the central role of landscapes in supporting human wellbeing into the long-term future"--Publisher description.
"Common Ground explores the shifting relationship between humanity and the land, examining the changing understandings of the natural world and its management and exploitation. Environmental activist Mark Everard presents solutions from the perspective of ecosystem services and looks ahead to what is required to live sustainably"--from publisher.