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My Green Manifesto

Author : David Gessner
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 34,73 MB
Release : 2011
Category : Nature
ISBN : 1571313249

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Gessner makes a frank and funny case for a new environmentalism, cautioning us against the modern pitfalls of holier-than-thou posturing, capitalist green vendors, and fractured special-interest groups. He also suggests that global problems, though real, are disempowering, arguing instead for a movement focused on local issues and grounded in a more basic defense of home.

Hard Green

Author : Peter W Huber
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 28,58 MB
Release : 2008-08-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0786723432

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This book sets out the case for Hard Green, a conservative environmental agenda. Modern environmentalism, Peter Huber argues, destroys the environment. Captured as it has been by the Soft Green oligarchy of scientists, regulators, and lawyers, modern environmentalism does not conserve forests, oceans, lakes, and streams - it hastens their destruction. For all its scientific pretension, Soft Green is not green at all. Its effects are the opposites of green. This book lays out the alternative: a return to Yellowstone and the National Forests, the original environmentalism of Theodore Roosevelt and the conservation movement. Chapter by chapter, Hard Green takes on the big issues of environmental discourse from scarcity and pollution to efficiency and waste disposal. This is the Hard Green manifesto: Rediscover TAR. Reaffirm the conservationist ethic. Expose the Soft Green fallacy. Reverse the Soft Green agenda. Save the environment from the environmentalists.

Manifesto

Author : Dale Vince
Publisher : Random House
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 25,18 MB
Release : 2020-11-26
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1473579007

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"Revealing, inspiring and funny. This book is a joy to romp through, which is good, because its final chapter is the important truth we all need to hear and understand if we are to survive this mess we've made" - Chris Packham "I found Manifesto enthralling, thought-provoking and I learnt so much from it. Nor had I any idea that we had our own Archimedes living in The Cotswolds." - Jilly Cooper How one maverick entrepreneur took on UK energy... and won. Dale Vince never intended to start a business. Driven by a passion for sustainability, he left school aged 15 and became a New Age traveller, living for free in a wind-powered double decker bus. But after building his first wind turbine, he realised that to change the world he needed to be on the grid, not off it. In 1996 he founded green energy company Ecotricity based on principles of social, financial and environmental sustainability, and changed the landscape of UK energy forever. Since then, Dale has been appointed a UN ambassador for climate issues, become the owner of the first ever vegan football club, and amassed a fortune of over £120 million built on sustainability. He has also been a vocal supporter of Extinction Rebellion which, like Ecotricity, is based in Stroud. In this book, he shares his single-minded and uniquely purpose-orientated approach to business, with lessons learned from experience that will speak to any fledgling entrepreneur. This is the story of a man whose unwavering mission to help save the environment has driven him all the way to the top, and a powerful manifesto for anyone who wants to change the world.

Mobilizing the Green Imagination

Author : Anthony Weston
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 17,18 MB
Release : 2012-05-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0865717095

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Elegant and audacious possibilities that push the boundaries of contemporary environmentalism

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Author : Bill Gates
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 201 pages
File Size : 28,99 MB
Release : 2021-02-16
Category : Science
ISBN : 0385546149

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions—suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

The Green Marketing Manifesto

Author : John Grant
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 12,62 MB
Release : 2009-08-11
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0470687312

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We are currently eating, sleeping and breathing a new found religion of everything ‘green’. At the very heart of responsibility is industry and commerce, with everyone now racing to create their ‘environmental’ business strategy. In line with this awareness, there is much discussion about the ‘green marketing opportunity’ as a means of jumping on this bandwagon. We need to find a sustainable marketing that actually delivers on green objectives, not green theming. Marketers need to give up the many strategies and approaches that made sense in pure commercial terms but which are unsustainable. True green marketing must go beyond the ad models where everything is another excuse to make a brand look good; we need a green marketing that does good. The Green Marketing Manifesto provides a roadmap on how to organize green marketing effectively and sustainably. It offers a fresh start for green marketing, one that provides a practical and ingenious approach. The book offers many examples from companies and brands who are making headway in this difficult arena, such as Marks & Spencer, Sky, Virgin, Toyota, Tesco, O2 to give an indication of the potential of this route. John Grant creates a ‘Green Matrix’ as a tool for examining current practice and the practice that the future needs to embrace. This book is intended to assist marketers, by means of clear and practical guidance, through a complex transition towards meaningful green marketing. Includes a foreword by Jonathon Porritt.

Green Supply Chains

Author : Stuart Emmett
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 26,82 MB
Release : 2010-05-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0470689412

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This book answers the following five fundamental questions: What are the tangible and intangible benefits of moving towards a green supply chain? What are the costs, both direct and indirect? What influence do we have over our suppliers, their suppliers and our customers that would allow us to jointly work together and move the supply chain towards a green supply chain? How will we communicate and measure our progress towards the green supply chain to the key stakeholders? How will we engage them? What barriers to green supply chains can be expected and how can these be overcome? For all those responsible for steering supply chain decisions this book will be an invaluable asset, particularly as the 'greening of business' grows ever important.

Stop Saving the Planet!: An Environmentalist Manifesto

Author : Jenny Price
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 17,39 MB
Release : 2021-04-20
Category : Nature
ISBN : 039354088X

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"Pithy, funny, exasperated, and informed…You cannot read a more important hundred pages than Stop Saving the Planet!" —Richard White, author of The Republic for Which It Stands We’ve been "saving the planet" for decades!…And environmental crises just get worse. All this hybrid driving and LEED building and carbon trading seems to accomplish little to nothing—and low-income communities continue to suffer the worst consequences. Why aren’t we cleaning up the toxic messes and rolling back climate change? And why do so many Americans hate environmentalists? Jenny Price says Enough already! with this short, fun, fierce manifesto for an environmentalism that is hugely more effective, a whole lot fairer, and infinitely less righteous. She challenges you, corporate sustainability officers, and the EPA to think and act completely anew—and to start right now—to ensure a truly habitable future.

America the Possible

Author : James Gustave Speth
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 42,6 MB
Release : 2012-09-25
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 0300184689

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In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that we can still realize. The book identifies a dozen features of the American political economy--the country's basic operating system--where transformative change is essential. It spells out the specific changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy--one in which the true priority is to sustain people and planet. Supported by a compelling "theory of change" that explains how system change can come to America, the book also presents a vision of political, social, and economic life in a renewed America. Speth envisions a future that will be well worth fighting for. In short, this is a book about the American future and the strong possibility that we yet have it in ourselves to use our freedom and our democracy in powerful ways to create something fine, a reborn America, for our children and grandchildren.

The Geek Manifesto

Author : Mark Henderson
Publisher : Random House
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 20,87 MB
Release : 2012-05-10
Category : Science
ISBN : 1446438848

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Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Yet from the way we're governed to the news we're fed by the media we're let down by a lack of understanding and respect for its insights and evidence. In The Geek Manifesto Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society. A new movement is gathering. Let's turn it into a force our leaders cannot ignore. This edition includes an appendix: 'A Geek Manifesto for America' by David Dobbs.