In Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs shows us that we need a new economic paradigm-global, inclusive, cooperative, environmentally aware, and science-based-because we are running up against the realities of a crowded planet. Jeffrey Sachs points out that if we take the right measures there will be room for all on the planet. He points the way to the global course correction we must embrace for the sake of our common future.
Choosing meals prepared with fresh, natural ingredients isnt just healthy, its good for the earth. In Dont Cook the Planet, author Emily Abrams and an all-star collection of chefs and ecoactivists share more than 70 delicious recipes as well as tips on how to minimize your carbon footprint. Each contributorincluding Stephanie Izard, Top Chef star and executive chef at Girl the Goat, Chevy Chase, MasterChef judge and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot, actor Joshua Henderson, and many othersprovides easy, everyday ideas that will save you money and stock your kitchen with fresh, delicious foods while preserving the planet for generations to come. The author, an 18-year-old activist, approaches sustainability from a personal perspective, striving to make changes that will impact her generation, and in so doing, has created a cookbook that explains how positive food choices significantly impact ones environment as well as ones health.
Few organizations have been as influential as The Natural Step in empowering and inspiring people to design a more sustainable world. In The Natural Step Story, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robert describes first hand the evolution of the Natural Step framework comprised of four system conditions essential for the maintenance of life on Earth, together with a robust methodology for how to apply them strategically.
Learn to live the self-sustaining, self-sufficient, and self-fulfilling life. This practical guide gives you all the information you need to move off the grid. Whether you want to live an eco-friendly life, or just want to incorporate a few key aspects, this is your comprehensive introduction to homestead sustainability.
If you bring your own reusable grocery bag to the supermarket, or buy green" products, you're already engaging in sustainable living practices. But you might not be aware of other steps you could be taking to make an impact and save money. Every aspect of life can be reconsidered in terms of sustainability, from your choice of home and mode of transportation, to city design and the provenance of your produce-and you'll learn about them all in Fundamentals of Sustainable Living.
From his unique vantage point as editor in chief of Make magazine, the hub of the newly invigorated do-it-yourself (DIY) movement, Mark Frauenfelder takes listeners on an inspiring and surprising tour of the vibrant world of DIY. The Internet has brought together large communities of people who share ideas, tips, and blueprints for making everything from unmanned aerial vehicles to pedal-powered iPhone chargers to an automatic cat feeder jury-rigged from a VCR.DIY is a direct reflection of our basic human desire to invent and improve, long suppressed by the availability of cheap, mass-produced products that have drowned us in bland convenience and cultivated our most wasteful habits. Frauenfelder spent a year trying a variety of offbeat projects, such as keeping chickens and bees, tricking out his espresso machine, whittling wooden spoons, making guitars out of cigar boxes, and doing citizen science with his daughters in the garage. His whole family found that DIY helped them take control of their lives, offering a path that was simple, direct, and clear. Working with their hands and minds helped them feel more engaged with the world around them.Frauenfelder reveals how DIY is changing our culture for the better. He profiles fascinating "alpha makers" leading various DIY movements and grills them for their best tips and insights.Beginning his journey with hands as smooth as those of a typical geek, Frauenfelder offers a unique perspective on how earning a few calluses can be far more rewarding and satisfying than another trip to the mall.
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