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LCA of an Ecolabeled Notebook - Consideration of Social and Environmental Impacts Along the Entire Life Cycle By Juliane Franze & Andreas Ciroth
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This study investigates social and environmental impacts caused by an ecolabeled notebook along its entire life cycle. In order to analyse the divers effects of the laptop, a social life cycle... More > assessment and an environmental life cycle assessment were performed in parallel. Both assessments together provide a holistic overview of positive and negative impacts in regard to social and environmental sustainability. This book contains the complete final report written by GreenDeltaTC on behalf of the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service Sustainable Development. It comprises the methodological background, the social inventory, process modifications with regard to the environmental inventory, and detailed results of the impact assessment phase. Further, a newly developed social impact assessment method is presented and applied. In addition, recommendations on company and policy level were derived.< Less
EDRA49 Conference Proceedings By Environmental Design Research Association
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Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 6-9, 2018. EDRA advances and disseminates behavior and design... More > research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments.< Less
Environmentalism vs Capitalism: Which side is winning? By Mickey Somsanith
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Can you really place a price on the air that we breathe, or the water that we drink? Who is to say that the Polar Bear is worth more than the Panda Bear? Is it okay to grow wealthy when your neighbor... More > is poor and starving? Do we, as Americans, live wasteful lifestyles? What are the alternatives to our lifestyle? Does it make sense to give to the poor? Or are we just continuing their dependence on our goodwill? These and many other questions will be discussed in this amazing book. Take a walk down a controversial path as we explore what is fair for everyone and if people have a right to their basic needs? If so, should the wealthy, like you and I, have to suffer so that the poor can have their basic needs? Isn’t that Socialism? I thought we were capitalists? Are you a socialist or a capitalist? Does it even matter?< Less
Ecofamilism: Women, Religion, and Environmental Protection in Taiwan By Wan-Li Ho
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Ecofamilism proposes a new analytical framework, moving beyond ecofeminism, based on Western feminism and Christian theology, to illuminate Taiwanese women’s motivations and how they understand... More > their role in the environmental movement. Based on extensive interviews with women founders, leaders, and members of six non-governmental, often religious-based, organizations from 1990-2015, the work presents contemporary issues in Taiwan from the perspectives of social anthropology, geography, inter-religious cooperation, and global ethics. Ecofamilism offers a new way of approaching life in contemporary Asia, engaging more precisely with while authentically portraying the experiences of Taiwanese women—whose gender roles are ancillary to motivations of family, religion, and society.< Less
Ecofamilism: : Women, Religion, and Environmental Protection in Taiwan By Wan-Li Ho
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Based on extensive interviews with women founders, leaders, and members of six non-governmental, often religious-based, organizations from 1990-2015, the work presents contemporary issues in Taiwan... More > from the perspectives of social anthropology, geography, inter-religious cooperation, and global ethics. Ecofamilism offers a new way of approaching life in contemporary Asia, engaging more precisely with while authentically portraying the experiences of Taiwanese women—whose gender roles are ancillary to motivations of family, religion, and society. Its key concept of ecofamilism pairs the notions of ecology and family while drawing on Chinese religio-cultural traditions of responsibility to the family to illuminate ecologically responsible positions toward society, environment, and all living beings.< Less
First Nations Integrated Watershed Planning: Volume 3. Knowing Your Watershed: All of Our Relations By Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
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The First Nations Watershed Planning Guidebooks are plain language guides that introduce the watershed planning process, with a focus on community engagement and use of Indigenous Knowledge. The... More > guidebooks present examples of First Nations’ perspectives on water, including examples from our First Nation partners’ own experiences. They are broad enough to apply to watershed planning in any region of Canada and may be used at any stage in the watershed planning process. These guidebooks present and explore key tasks you need to consider for your planning process. The third volume, Knowing Your Watershed: All Our Relations, assists with determining the current state of the watershed – including all our relations (people, plants, animals) living in and connected with the watershed. It will help you to bring together information on the environment, economy, social elements, cultural elements and relationships to understand the history and the current health of the area.< Less
Form of Social Urbansim By Cody Rapai
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William McDonough brought up in his book, Cradle to Cradle the idea to design for the “safety and well being of all children of all species for all time.” In the book, McDonough and his... More > co-author, Michael Braungart, focus mainly on chemical engineering and architectural practices. In order to obtain any kind of environmental sustainability this world must also strive for social and economic sustainability. These forms of sustainability create positive feedback loops that ensure economical solutions for health and happiness of all people. The solution to these flawed design decisions cannot be solved entirely through the change in components or materials. Through insights and design principles from people like Jane Jacobs, Wendell Berry and Andres Duany, a form-based design focused around agriculture in devastated post-industrial cities can create vibrant dense neighborhoods with employment and food security.< Less
How Effective Is The Current Stage One In Preparing Environmental Science Students For Higher Education? By Alexander Waite
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This final year research project investigates the perceptions of staff and students on the BSc (Hons) Environmental Science course at the University Of Plymouth, UK. This investigates the... More > preparedness with respect to academic and social aspects of the first year students.< Less
How Effective Is The Current Stage One In Preparing Environmental Science Students For Higher Education? By Alexander Waite
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This final year research project investigates the perceptions of staff and students on the BSc (Hons) Environmental Science course at the University Of Plymouth, UK. This investigates the... More > preparedness with respect to academic and social aspects of the first year students.< Less
Big Picture Perspectives and A Pursuit of Social Activism By Tiffany Twain
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This Book Eight of the Earth Manifesto contains incisive essays, including "The True State of the Union" and "A Clarion Call for Common Sense Action and "Climate Change... More > Considerations", along with provocative Pope Francis-inspired "Views on High from an Angular Unconformist", and "Sad Implications of the Two Dueling Santa Claus Strategies in Political Economics". It also contains renewed assessments of optimum economic and social planning for the United States and nations around the world. And it contains an interesting Open Letter to President Obama and the American People, written back when he was president, which articulates ways to achieve political reforms that would contribute to the common good over the long run. And there is a provisional Film Script for this manifesto.< Less

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