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

Author: Liz Walker
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2010] ©2010
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We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there' In Ithaca, New York, a new culture is blossoming-one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice, and creativity. Ithaca is showing the way to meet the challenges of the day with a wide variety of practical, real-world solutions. Filled with inspiring examples, Choosing a Sustainable Future  Read more...
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Walker, Liz, 1953-
Choosing a sustainable future.
Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, 2010
(DLC) 2010362599
(OCoLC)662578706
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Walker
ISBN: 9781550924640 1550924648
OCLC Number: 698590704
Notes: EPUB lacks an index present in the PDF format.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Another World Is Possible --
1. Learning from the First Nations --
2. Growing a Local Food Culture --
3. Green Building/Green Energy --
4. Building a Livable City --
Smart Land Use and Transportation Alternatives --
5. Local, Living Economy --
6. Educating for a Sustainable Future --
7. Getting the Word Out --
Alternative Media --
8. Health and Wellness for All --
9. Addressing Racism --
10. Ithaca Is Gorges --
11. Turning Waste into Gold --
12. Local Government and Institutional Change --
13. Changing Culture, Changing Lives --
14. Art at the Heart --
Ithaca Celebrates! --
15. Bringing It All Together --
What Have We Learned?
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