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Jimmy Carter on Energy
Jimmy Carter delivered this televised speech on April 18, 1977: "Tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you about a problem unprecedented in our history. With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our lifetimes. The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly."
Growth and Economy Versus the Environment
Narendra Modi, Favoring Growth in India, Pares Back Environmental Rules
The great Economy vs Environment Myth
To many people the most prominent debate of the day is seemingly between the economy and the environment, and in today's economic climate the health of the economy is often deemed more important.
It's not the economy vs the environment
What to make of the mixed message in Sunday’s New York Times op-ed by David Leonhardt?
It's not easy to be green
Article by David Leonhardt: GREEN jobs have long had a whiff of exaggeration to them. The alternative-energy sector may ultimately employ millions of people.
The Upcycle by
From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the green living lessons ; gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with; businesses, governments, and ordinary people; William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just use or reuse and recycle resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve the natural world as we live, create, and build. For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. They are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices—and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reimagined not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of our green future as it unfolds in front of us. The Upcycle is as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring—but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the environment? We can have a beneficial, sustainable footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.
Call Number: S\ 363.7 McD
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
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