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Choosing a sustainable future : ideas and inspiration from Ithaca, NY

Author: Liz Walker
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The City of Ithaca, New York has embraced the sustainability revolution with incredible enthusiasm. From co-ops and carshares to credit unions and community health care, Ithaca is rising to the challenges of the day with practical, real-world solutions. Choosing a Sustainable Future explores all aspects of the city's emerging green culture, introducing a rich variety of successful innovators and ideas ..."--Page 4  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Walker
ISBN: 9780865716759 0865716757
OCLC Number: 662578706
Description: 272 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface- why I [Liz Walker] wrote this book --
Introduction: another world is possible --
Learning from the First Nations --
Growing a local food culture --
Green building/green energy --
Building alivable city: smart land use and transportation alternatives --
Local, living economy --
Educating for a sustainable future --
Getting the word out: alternative media --
Health and wellness for all --
Addressing racism --
Ithaca is Gorges --
Turning waste into gold --
Local government and institutional change --
Changing culture, changing lives --
Art at the heart- Ithaca celebrates! --
Bringing it all together- what have we learned?
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In Ithaca, NY a fresh culture is blossoming - one that values co-operation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice and creativity. Featuring inspiring examples, this book  Read more...

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