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Eco-pioneers : practical visionaries solving today's environmental problems

Author: Steve Lerner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea for this text came to the author while he was attending the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Moved by the vision of sustainable development evoked by officials at the summit, he felt a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Biografía
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Lerner
ISBN: 0262122073 9780262122078 026262124X 9780262621243
OCLC Number: 36656387
Description: xii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The search for low-impact building materials and techniques / Pliny Fisk III --
Bringing native plants back to the American lawn / Lorrie Otto --
Greenhouse treatment of municipal sewage / John Todd --
The new frugality movement promotes living better by consuming less / Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez --
Environmental solutions to inner-city problems / Scott Bernstein --
A utility company switches from nuclear power to energy conservation, renewable energy, and electric vehicles / S. David Freeman --
Breeding naturally colored organic cotton eliminates the need for toxic dyes and pesticides / Sally Fox --
Mining the discard supply / Daniel Knapp --
Returning to selective forestry after the failure of clearcutting / Walton Smith --
Transforming hazardous wastes into useful industrial materials / Christopher Nagel and William Haney III --
Urban rooftop agriculture / Paul Mankiewicz --
Transforming Chattanooga into an environmental city / David Crockett --
Redesigning buildings and building materials for environmentally intelligent architecture / William McDonough --
Moving out of the flood plain and designing an environmentally sustainable community / New Pattonsburg, Missouri --
Promoting ecologically sustainable businesses in west coast temperate rain forests / Alana Probst --
Students swap protests for practical work building an ecologically sustainable campus / Daniel Einstein and David Eagan --
Western cattle rancher experiments with sustainable techniques / Jack Turnell --
The mothers of East Los Angeles conserve water, protect the neighborhood, and create jobs / Juana Beatriz Gutierrez --
Sustainable agriculture takes root among family farmers in Iowa / Ron Rosmann --
Zunis launch a sustainable action plan to manage tribal resources / James Enote --
Saving the seed : rescuing important foods and medicinal crops from extinction / Kenny Ausubel --
Cleaning up and reusing abandoned and contaminated industrial sites / Eco-Justice Activists --
Helping families minimize environmental impact one household at a time / David Gershon --
Two approaches to restoring trashed urban rivers / Thomas Schueler and Robert Boone --
A green priest preaches about the need to protect God's creation / The Reverend Jeffrey Golliher.
Responsibility: Steve Lerner.

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-- Paul Hawken, author of "The Ecology of Commerce" " For sustainability to move from theory to practice, it requires the dedication and creativity Steve Lerner discovered in his 10,000 mile odyssey. Read more...

 
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