The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking (Rotman-UTP Publishing - Business and Sustainability)

The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking (Rotman-UTP Publishing - Business and Sustainability) Author Suhas Apte
ISBN-10 9781442650688
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Publisher Rotman-UTP Publishing
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Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth bring their expertise from practice and from academia to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way.


Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Apte and Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. The Sustainability Edge enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission.



The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability Author James Gustave Speth
ISBN-10 9780300151152
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Publisher Yale University Press
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How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels―they are accelerating, dramatically―and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification. In this book Gus Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning and a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are now at the edge of catastrophe.

 

Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today’s destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that.



The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future Author Bill Maclay
ISBN-10 9781603584487
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Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it’s net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design’s new frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral.

 In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously–among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding.

Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more.

The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences.  Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. 

The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.



Homesteading From Scratch: Building Your Self-Sufficient Homestead, Start to Finish

Homesteading From Scratch: Building Your Self-Sufficient Homestead, Start to Finish Author Steven Jones
ISBN-10 9781510712904
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Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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Homesteading From Scratch is for people who want to do things differently—the type of people who want to eat real food, grow herbs, make cheese, raise baby animals, hunt mushrooms, pick blackberries, unschool their children, can jelly, ferment kraut, farm organically, connect to nature, live intentionally, and more.

Guiding readers from desire to full-blown off-the-grid living—and everything in between—this book covers farming, animal husbandry, food preparation, homeschooling, fiber arts, and even marketing. It provides inspiration from other homesteaders, with operations from small to large, who have made a go of it, outlining their successes and failures throughout the process. It helps to democratize the homesteading movement, by providing “ins” for nearly every level of dedication, from the container gardener to full-time farmers. It provides the knowledge necessary to discover homesteading as a movement and as a lifestyle.

Inspired by From Scratch magazine, an online publication devoted to homesteading and intentional living, this book provides readers with continued support and community for information and resources online. This book serves as a reference, as well as a cheerleader, for those who want a bit more control and responsibility over where their food comes from, what they consume, and how they live their lives.



At the Edge: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century (Sustainability and the Environment)

At the Edge: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century (Sustainability and the Environment) Author Ann Dale
ISBN-10 9780774808378
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Publisher UBC Press
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Ann Dale argues that hope for the future lies in sustainable development - the fundamental human imperative of the 21st century - but what is first required is a new framework for governance based on human responsibility and a recognition of the interconnectedness of human and natural systems.



The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability [Paperback]

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability [Paperback] Author James Gustave Speth
ISBN-10 8601401223320
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Publisher Yale University Press
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Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet Author Frances Moore Lappe
ISBN-10 9781585422371
Release 2003-04-28
Publisher TarcherPerigee
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Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one of the most urgent issues of our time: whether we can transcend the rampant consumerism and capitalism to find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives as well as the planet.

 

Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.

 



The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability

The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability Author Andres Carvallo
ISBN-10 9781608071272
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Publisher Artech House
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Placing emphasis on practical 'how-to' guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider's perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. Professionals gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology's evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.



Foundations of Business

Foundations of Business Author William M. Pride
ISBN-10 9781111580155
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Publisher South-Western College Pub
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Foundations of Business, 3E gives students the comprehensive preparation they'll need to SUCCEED in today's competitive business world. By providing a brief survey of the major functional areas of business, including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, and information technology, this text introduces the reader to core business practices. In addition, the authors address other important concepts such as ethics and social responsibility, forms of ownership, small business and entrepreneurship, and international business. This edition is filled with cutting-edge content, including up-to-date information on the economic crisis, social networking, competition in the global marketplace, and the green movement, as well as suggestions on how to manage a business in the midst of economic ups and downs. An abundance of study aids is also available within the text and on the student companion website to help you achieve SUCCESS in the course and today's competitive business world.



Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living, The

Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living, The Author
ISBN-10 9781626360938
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Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection you'll see that going off the grid, adapting to your surroundings, and depending on yourself and your land is really not as challenging as one may think. With the information and tips you learn in this book, you'll easily find success as a modern-day homesteader. The essays featured in this book were written by some of today's most respected outdoorsmen/women, nature enthusiasts, agricultural professionals, and successful homesteaders. Learn the best techniques and approaches concerning: Hunting, fishing, and trapping, Foraging, Growing and preparing your own food, Animal husbandry, Living off the grid, Building barns and outbuildings Green living, Alternative energy, such as solar panels and windmills, Primitive survival skills, such as making fires and finding shelter Specifications:- Number of Pages: 800- Size: 8" x 11"- Type: Softcover.



The Sustainability Edge

The Sustainability Edge Author Suhas Apte
ISBN-10 9781442650688
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 264
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Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth bring their expertise from practice and from academic to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way. Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Apte and Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. The Sustainability Edge enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission.



The Sustainable Edge

The Sustainable Edge Author Ron Carson
ISBN-10 9781626342156
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 240
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a Week to a Richer Entrepreneurial Life was written for business owners who are seeking a fuller, more rewarding work-life balance. In this easy-to-reference, practical guide authors and entrepreneurs Ron Carson and Scott Ford share personal anecdotes to their own career successes. Each chapter is designed to inspire entrepreneurs to define and sustain a competitive edge in the complex, fast-changing world of business. Relying on insights and proprietary tools based on decades of experience, the authors teach you how to achieve your goals across four key areas: your business, your teams, your clients, and your personal lives. In this book you will learn the authors’ trademarked Business Implementation Quotient (IQ) Grower process that appears in the form of end-of-chapter exercises. These easy-to-perform exercises can be completed in as little as 15 minutes per week to help your company boost its own Business IQ. This work is an important read for entrepreneurs in search of achieving the sustainable edge in their careers and their lives.



On The Edge of Scarcity

On The Edge of Scarcity Author Michael N. Dobkowski
ISBN-10 0815629435
Release 2002
Pages 204
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These essays address one of the most pressing and significant issues that humanity has confronted to date - the lack of life-sustaining resources. Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann establish a disturbing but realistic scenario of the disastrous future that awaits humankind as surplus populations collide with dwindling resources. Authors consider a number of cause-and-effect situations on industrialization, biophysical limits, exponential population growth, and genocide, to name a few. This volume is a critical contribution to the field and will serve as an ideal introduction to courses in the environment, population, resources, genocide, and social conflict.



Sustainability in the Global City

Sustainability in the Global City Author Cindy Isenhour
ISBN-10 9781316195345
Release 2015-01-31
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Cities play a pivotal but paradoxical role in the future of our planet. As world leaders and citizens grapple with the consequences of growth, pollution, climate change, and waste, urban sustainability has become a ubiquitous catchphrase and a beacon of hope. Yet, we know little about how the concept is implemented in daily life - particularly with regard to questions of social justice and equity. This volume provides a unique and vital contribution to ongoing conversations about urban sustainability by looking beyond the promises, propaganda, and policies associated with the concept in order to explore both its mythic meanings and the practical implications in a variety of everyday contexts. The authors present ethnographic studies from cities in eleven countries and six continents. Each chapter highlights the universalized assumptions underlying interpretations of sustainability while elucidating the diverse and contradictory ways in which people understand, incorporate, advocate for, and reject sustainability in the course of their daily lives.



The Advanced Smart Grid

The Advanced Smart Grid Author Andres Carvallo
ISBN-10 9781608071289
Release 2011
Pages 268
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Placing emphasis on practical how-to guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides you with a first-hand, insiderOCOs perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0). You gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technologyOCOs evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.The Advanced Smart Grid uses the design and construction of the first citywide smart grid in the US as a case study, sharing the many successes and lessons learned. You gain working knowledge of successful tools and best practices that are needed to overcome diverse technological and organizational challenges as you strive to build a next-generation advanced smart grid (smart grid 2.0). Additionally, this unique book offers a glimpse at the future with interconnected advanced smart grids and a redesigned energy ecosystem (smart grid 3.0)."



The Green Edge

The Green Edge Author Tom Bowman
ISBN-10 0991570308
Release 2014-02-24
Pages 180
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Myth busting green practices for the exhibit and events industries. Successful businesses are learning that "going green" creates stronger brands by inspiring innovation, building trust with customers, reducing costs and increasing shareholder value. Green initiatives that start at the top with corporate-wide goals often break down when the goals must be translated into everyday decisions. Where can managers turn for advice on implementing sustainability in their work? The Green Edge targets this challenge by delivering high quality information about environmental performance to the choices managers are already making. The Green Edge delivers advice where the rubber meets the road to help companies get moving and improve the triple bottom line.



Innovation and Disruption at the Grid s Edge

Innovation and Disruption at the Grid   s Edge Author Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
ISBN-10 9780128117637
Release 2017-05-10
Pages 460
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Innovation and Disruption at the Grid’s Edge examines the viable developments in peer-to-peer transactions enabled by open platforms on the grid’s edge. With consumers and prosumers using more electronic platforms to trade surplus electricity from rooftop solar panels, share a storage battery, or use smart gadgets that manage load and self-generation, the grid's edge is becoming crowded. The book examines the growing number of consumers engaging in self-generation and storage, and analyzes the underlying causes and drivers of change, as well as the implications of how the utility sector—particularly the distribution network—should/could be regulated. The book also explores how tariffs are set and revenues are collected to cover both fixed and variable costs in a sustainable way. This reference is useful for anyone interested in the areas of energy generation and regulation, especially stakeholders engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of power. Examines the new players that will disrupt the energy grid markets Offers unique coverage of an emerging and unpublished topic Helps the reader understand up-to-date energy regulations and pricing innovations



2nd IWA Leading edge Conference on Sustainability

2nd IWA Leading edge Conference on Sustainability Author M. Bruce Beck
ISBN-10 9781843395072
Release 2006
Pages 226
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Summary: "This book represents the outcome of the Second IWA Leading-Edge Conference held in Sydney, Australia in November 2004. The papers presented here provide insight into the innovative thinking and practical projects undertaken across the globe that move us from patently unsustainable conditions to those in which our economic activity, impact on ecosystems and desire for positive social outcomes are in better balance."--Publisher description.



Sustainability at the Cutting Edge

Sustainability at the Cutting Edge Author Peter Smith
ISBN-10 9781136360831
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 196
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Sustainability at the Cutting Edge is an essential guide to understanding the future direction of sustainable technology. This fully updated new edition deals not only with current best practice and state of the art case studies, but with the very latest emerging technologies which will transform the relationship between buildings and energy. Professor Smith describes how buildings can be made to significantly reduce their reliance on fossil-based energy by the use of solar and geothermal resources. He also describes a range of renewable energy generating technologies. As sustainable building becomes increasingly essential with the advance of climate change, government legislation and international treaties, this is valuable knowledge for every architect, engineer and designer. This immensely practical book is packed with useful diagrams, charts and colour photographs to illustrate a variety of the most recent case studies, including the education building, the Core, at the Eden Project in Cornwall. As well as exploring cutting edge developments in photovoltaics (PV) this revised edition also includes the latest data from the 2006 Carbon Trust report on wave and tide, and new material on the latest advances in bioenergy and marine technologies. Buildings are currently a major part of the carbon emissions problem. This book indicates how they may become part of the solution.



The Bridge at the Edge of the World

The Bridge at the Edge of the World Author James Gustave Speth
ISBN-10 9780300151152
Release 2008
Pages 295
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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.



The Future of Value

The Future of Value Author Eric Lowitt
ISBN-10 9781118078259
Release 2011-08-04
Pages 224
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Enhance business performance by using sustainability for competitive advantage The Future of Value reveals what it takes for companies to grow and outperform the competition in today's growth-constrained, sustainability conscious world. The author shows leaders how to use sustainability as a powerful, pragmatic lens to enhance business performance. He also explores how to craft and oversee a portfolio of effective tools, develop competitive strategies, and adjust value chain activities, talent management practices, and corporate policies to help organizations execute powerful sustainability strategies. He provides a systematic, yet instantly familiar, model all companies can use to connect sustainability with their growth and competitive strategies. In this way, the author shows leaders how to shape, color, and own The Future of Value. Outlines the keys to implementing sustainability in organizations to achieve business success today and tomorrow Reveals how to engage stakeholders in day to day sustainability management as a means to shape and fuel efforts to continuously renew their sustainability strategies The author is a 15-year veteran of sustainability and strategy management consulting, having worked with clients in the US, Japan, Australia, and Europe. He has an MBA in Strategic Management from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and writes a regular column for Sustainable Life Media and GreenBiz, two of the world's most heavily trafficked sustainability news and thought leadership portals The author draws useful and accessible conclusions from a rich, diverse set of corporate interviewees. A core part of his research was the selection and interrogation of more than 25 Global Fortune 500 companies' sustainability, strategy, and finance leads.



How Business Works

How Business Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241217023
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 352
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Defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance and company management. With the right knowledge, business does not have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business. This unique guide explains complex business concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language while defining hundreds of business terms such as stocks and shares, limited companies, partnerships and bond issues. Essential know-how is offered on everything from starting a small business to marketing your company and building your teams. No other business book explains the subject visually and in such a concise and immediate manner.



At the Edge

At the Edge Author Ann Dale
ISBN-10 0774808373
Release 2001
Pages 212
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At the Edge is a rich and evocative call to action at a timewhen new ideas are urgently needed. Mandatory reading for policyanalysts and decision makers in the public, private, and volunteersectors, it will be equally useful to scholars, teachers, students, andothers interested in creating sustainable societies. Throughout theworld, biophysical evidence is mounting that human growth and activitypatterns are slowly destroying the earth. This ecological deteriorationis accompanied by similar social and economic decline, with potentiallygrave consequences for the continued existence of human societies.



Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry

Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry Author Louise Summerton
ISBN-10 9781782624677
Release 2016-03-14
Pages 272
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Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry book for free.



World on the Edge

World on the Edge Author Lester Brown
ISBN-10 9781136540752
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 144
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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.



Pursuing Sustainability

Pursuing Sustainability Author Pamela Matson
ISBN-10 9781400881215
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 248
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Sustainability is a global imperative and a scientific challenge like no other. This concise guide provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development, and serves as an invaluable companion to more narrowly focused courses dealing with sustainability in particular sectors such as energy, food, water, and housing, or in particular regions of the world. Written by leading experts, Pursuing Sustainability shows how more inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches and systems perspectives can help you achieve your sustainability objectives. It stresses the need for understanding how capital assets are linked to sustainability goals through the complex adaptive dynamics of social-environmental systems, how committed people can use governance processes to alter those dynamics, and how successful interventions can be shaped through collaborations among researchers and practitioners on the ground. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students and an invaluable resource for anyone working in this fast-growing field, Pursuing Sustainability also features case studies, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading. Provides a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action Draws on the latest cutting-edge science and practices Serves as the ideal companion text to more narrowly focused courses Utilizes interdisciplinary approaches and systems perspectives Illustrates concepts with a core set of case studies used throughout the book Written by world authorities on sustainability An online illustration package is available to professors



Woman on the Edge of Time

Woman on the Edge of Time Author Marge Piercy
ISBN-10 9781473529717
Release 2016-08-11
Pages 448
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Hailed as a classic of speculative science fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time will speak to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie Ramos is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a utopian future of sexual and racial equality and environmental harmony. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a dystopian society of grotesque exploitation. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow... The classic feminist science fiction novel – reissued on its 40th anniversary with a new introduction by the author. Harrowing and prescient – and often compared to The Handmaid’s Tale – Woman on the Edge of Time will speak to a new generation of readers.