The Sustainable Self

Autore: Paul Murray
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136540687
Grandezza: 58,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8985

Achieving a sustainable society is the biggest issue of our time. It is not an issue confined to a particular subject area or to certain jobs. It is a way of thinking and behaving that will need to be embedded in all aspects of all of our lives. The Sustainable Self is the perfect resource for lecturers, trainers, students and professionals of any discipline who need to teach or learn about sustainability. There is widespread agreement that we need to live more sustainable lives. But when up against entrenched habits and everyday obstacles, it can be difficult to turn good intentions into action. This book presents a complete ?curriculum? for effecting a personal transformation towards sustainability, showing you how to align your personal and professional actions with your values and beliefs. Full of activities that can be done individually or in groups, it is supported by additional resources online including downloadable worksheets and directories of sustainability organisations. Recommended readings at the end of each chapter enable readers to pursue areas of personal or professional interest.

Indigenous Peoples Sustainable Self Determined Development Ipssdd

Autore: Helen Biangalen Magata
ISBN: 9789710186211
Grandezza: 50,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2878

Nigerian Legislature And The Sustainable Development Goals

Grandezza: 50,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6688

The Sustainable City Xiii

Autore: S. Mambretti
Editore: WIT Press
ISBN: 1784663557
Grandezza: 26,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4219

Containing papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, this volume includes latest research providing solutions that lead towards sustainability. The series maintains its strong reputation and contributions have been made from a diverse range of delegates, resulting in a variety of topics and experiences.

Education For Sustainable Happiness And Well Being

Autore: Catherine O'Brien
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317248546
Grandezza: 23,96 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3358

In this innovative and cogent presentation of her concept of sustainable happiness, Catherine O’Brien outlines how the leading recommendations for transforming education can be integrated within a vision of well-being for all. Solution-focused, the book demonstrates how aspects of this vision are already being realized, and the potential for accelerating education transitions that enable people and ecosystems to flourish. Each chapter assists educators to understand how to apply the lessons learned, both personally and professionally. The aim is to support educators to experience themselves as change-makers with growing confidence to implement new teaching strategies and inspire their students to become change-makers as well—engaged in deep learning that develops character, connections with life, and invigorating collaborations that revitalize the very purpose of education.

Routledge Handbook Of Higher Education For Sustainable Development

Autore: Matthias Barth
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 131791810X
Grandezza: 73,16 MB
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Vista: 619

The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connecting theoretical aspects of the range of relevant methodologies, showing the interdisciplinary aspects of the research field and illustrating the breadth of research directions. With a team of international authors from leading universities in research and teaching in higher education for sustainable development this Handbook brings together a broad range of research approaches and shows how these approaches are reflected in the research practice in higher education for sustainable development. Key topics include: Research Paradigms and Methodologies Ongoing and Future Directions of Research Meta-Analysis and Reviews Policy and Politics Challenges for Implementation Action Research and Transdisciplinary Perspective Gender, Diversity and Post-Colonial Perspectives Operationalising Competencies Outcome-Oriented Research Curriculum Change Organisational Change and Organisational Learning Community and Partnerships University Appraisal Systems and Indicators Evaluation Approaches Engaging Academic Teachers Good Practice Learning and Teaching Transformative Leadership and Change Strategies This Handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for all those working in higher education for sustainable development.

Practical Self Sufficiency

Autore: Dick Strawbridge
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241444551
Grandezza: 68,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7907

Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, and his son James. We can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and be more self-sufficient. For some, that might mean upping sticks and living off the land. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: cutting back on plastic or food waste, growing vegetables, preserving meat and fish, preparing jams and chutneys, baking sourdough bread, making your own plant-based milks, or keeping a chicken or two. Dick and James Strawbridge know what it's like to make these changes. Between them, they've lived on a smallholding, in a terraced house, and even a chateau. In this updated edition of Practical Self-sufficiency they share everything they've learned, and give you the tools you need for a more rewarding and environmentally conscious life.

Voluntary Initiatives For Sustainable Tourism

Autore: World Tourism Organization
Editore: World Trade Organization
Grandezza: 46,45 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6546

Voluntary initiatives play an important role in regulating tourism operations to address sustainable development issues, and there are an increasing number and variety of these voluntary schemes. Examples include eco-labels and certification schemes, awards, environmental management systems, and codes of conduct. This study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of existing schemes, based on the analysis of 104 voluntary initiatives worldwide. It identifies similarities and differences, and highlights factors that make them successful in terms of sustainable tourism development. Recommendations for good practice are made for companies wishing to adopt any of these voluntary schemes, organisations that run these initiatives, as well as to provide governments and NGOs with guidelines for the support and supervision of such initiatives.

Managing Natural Resources For Sustainable Livelihoods

Autore: Cynthia McDougall
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136561838
Grandezza: 77,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6768

Management of local resources has a greater chance of a sustainable outcome when there is partnership between local people and external agencies, and agendas relevant to their aspirations and circumstances. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods analyses and extends this premise to show unequivocally that the process of research for improving natural resource management must incorporate participatory and user-focused approaches, leading to development based on the needs and knowledge of local resource users. Drawing on extensive and highly relevant case studies, this book presents innovative approaches for establishing and sustaining participation and collective decision-making, good practice for research, and challenges for future developments. It covers a wide range of natural resources - including forests and soils, and water and management units, such as watersheds and common property areas - and provides practical lessons from analysis and meta-analysis of cases from Asia, Africa and Latin America. It offers insights on how to make research participatory while maintaining rigour and high-quality biological science, different forms of participation, and ways to scale up and extend participatory approaches and successful initiatives. This book will be invaluable for those professionally involved in natural resource management for sustainable development and an essential resource for teachers and students of both the biophysical and social science aspects of natural resource management.

The Blueprint For Personal Transformation

Autore: Ronald Robertson
ISBN: 9781735081601
Grandezza: 17,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6068

It is a self-help book about personal transformation.

Learning For Sustainable Living

Autore: Werner J. Sattmann-Frese
ISBN: 1409251020
Grandezza: 39,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 341

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 - 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.

Sustaining Executive Performance

Autore: Steven P. MacGregor
Editore: FT Press
ISBN: 0133987183
Grandezza: 26,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3106

Thousands of executives have discovered a powerful truth: the best way to improve your performance is to improve your health and well being. Now, top executive coach Steven MacGregor helps you leverage this truth in your life and your business. MacGregor brings together breakthrough insights and techniques he's honed through seven years pioneering the internationally-renowned Sustaining Executive Performance (SEP) program, and working with hundreds of leading executives worldwide. In Sustaining Executive Performance , he reveals the profound connections between living a more sustainable, happy, and productive life and improving your organization on metrics ranging from innovation to resilience. MacGregor addresses core business themes including design thinking, continuous innovation, and corporate social responsibility. Next, he shows how to apply all five elements of the SEP program in your own life: MOVE, RECOVER, FOCUS, FUEL, and TRAIN. Finally, he offers specific guidance for changing your own habits in areas ranging from sleep to meetings and communication. Throughout you'll find interviews with leading executives and experts. Each interview offers specific takeaways you can use to become a more effective leader — and a more fulfilled human being.

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

Autore: Stephen Maxwell Wheeler
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415311878
Grandezza: 51,14 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4329

Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.

Leading The Sustainable School

Autore: Debra Massey
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441180982
Grandezza: 11,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6679

When Debra Massey took over as Head of Howe Dell it had a deficit budget, falling numbers on roll, poor SATs results and an ever-delayed new school build. Within a year the school was oversubscribed and attendance significantly improved - and the pupils say it's down to the school's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) curriculum. In Leading the Sustainable School, Debra explains how making leadership the right - and responsibility - of every stakeholder, taking a few risks and using common sense can improve school attainment and enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a challenge or initiative, followed by action points to apply to your own setting. From developing a team of leaders, to self-evaluation tools, this book offers practical advice on raising standards in an efficient and sustainable way. The companion website for the book features training tools to use with staff and links to useful websites, making this a complete package for current or aspiring leaders.

The Sustainable Global Marketplace

Autore: Mary Conway Dato-on
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319108735
Grandezza: 11,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6715

Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science. This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2011 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Coral Gables, Florida, entitled The Sustainable Global Marketplace.

Organic Agriculture For Sustainable Livelihoods

Autore: Niels Halberg
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1849712956
Grandezza: 59,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4666

This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with developed countries. It covers market-oriented approaches and challenges for OA as part of high value chains and as an agro-ecologically based development for improving food security. It demonstrates the often unrecognised roles that organic farming can play in climate change, food security and sovereignty, carbon sequestration, cost internalisations, ecosystems services, human health and the restoration of degraded landscapes. The chapters specifically provide readers with: an overview of the state of research on OA from socio-economic, environmental and agro-ecological perspectives an analysis of the current and potential role of OA in improving livelihoods of farmers, in sustainable value chain development, and in implementation of agro-ecological methods proposed strategies for exploiting and improving the potential of OA and overcoming the constraints for further development a review of the strengths and weaknesses of OA in a sustainable development context

Regenerating Agriculture

Autore: Jules N. Pretty
Editore: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853832277
Grandezza: 69,39 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6497

The author looks at the challenge facing agriculture today and details the concepts and characteristics of alternative, sustainable agricultural practices. Empirical evidence from a diverse range of agro-ecological and community setting show the impact of more sustainable practices. In addition existing policy frameworks and institutional processes are considered and alternatives, which are known to work, are presented

Environmental And Natural Resources Economics

Autore: Steven C. Hackett
Editore: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765606822
Grandezza: 60,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1652

With over 25% new material, this new edition of Environmental and Natural Resources Economics offers an accessible and balanced treatment of economic theory and policy relating to the environment, as well as a thorough overview of the economics of sustainability. Intended for both students and practioners, the book has been completely updated to include discussion and analysis of the latest U.S. and international environmental policy initiatives -- such as the Kyoto Protocol--and how they affect the global economy. Fully-integrated web source linkages have also been added throughout to enable all readers to make better use of the book's own website and a myriad of other available internet resources for research and supplemental reading on this crucial subject