Drawdown

Drawdown

From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming ...

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141988443

Category: Science

Page: 256

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming, but reach drawdown: the point when greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere peak and begin todecline. So what are we waiting for?
Categories: Science

Practical Sustainability Strategies

Practical Sustainability Strategies

Hawken P. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to
Reverse Global Warming. London, UK: Penguin Books; 2017. 3. Hawken P.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global
Warming.

Author: George P. Nassos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119561040

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 151

The guide to sustainable strategies and tools to improve competitive business advantage, updated with practical case studies and supporting teaching material The revised and updated second edition of Practical Sustainability Strategies is filled with proven strategies and tools for organizations to integrate sustainability into their business models. Drawing on the authors’ research and years of hands-on experience, the book defines strategies that organizations can put in place to develop, extend, or maintain competitive advantage without harming the environment. Additionally, the authors provide tools for measuring and reporting progress and present illustrative case studies that clearly demonstrate the importance of implementing sustainability. Since the first edition was published in 2013, new strategies, measurements, and certifications have been developed. The book, which is used by several business schools around the globe, has been updated to include these new and effective strategies, including circular economy, the sharing economy, adaptation, resiliency, and strategies to fight climate change. This new edition also highlights the UN Sustainable Development Goals that have been adopted worldwide. This updated second edition: Covers new strategies, measuring systems, GRI, STARS and B-Lab certifications Offers teaching slides and questions for use in the classroom Explores the principles and importance of sustainability Examines more than 10 different sustainability strategies Presents the economic justification for sustainability with illustrative examples Written for sustainability managers, ESG professionals, engineers, process designers, policy makers, CEOs, business schools, and others, the second edition of Practical Sustainability Strategies offers an updated guide to the most recent strategies and tools that can be put into place to improve competitive advantage, while also providing a positive impact to the community and workplace.
Categories: Science

Union of the Masters

Union of the Masters

“We have the science to reverse climate change, and thanks to Project
Drawdown, the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global
Warming, edited by Paul Hawken, we have a path that is the most
comprehensive plan ever ...

Author: Deborah-Marie Diamond

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982249984

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Union of the Masters is an inspirational novel about Christ, Buddha, and Running Bear Eagle, an Apache Medicine woman coming back to Earth at the same time and place to assist in our planetary conscious evolution to beings of love and compassion. As the story unravels in coastal Oregon, each of these enlightened beings share not only the essence of their spiritual teachings, but also grace us with their humanness. The novel transports us past our mind set of separation and demonstrates how to live a life of unity and love, bringing humanity and our planet back to wholeness.
Categories: Fiction

Silvopasture

Silvopasture

“Consumption of a Nectar Alkaloid Reduces Pathogen Load in Bumble Bees.”
Oecologia 162, no. 1 (2010): 81–89. Hawken, Paul, ed. Drawdown: The Most
Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. New York:
Penguin ...

Author: Steve Gabriel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603587310

Category: Silvopastoral systems

Page: 320

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A system for regenerating land, storing carbon, and creating climate resilience The concept of silvopasture challenges our notions of both modern agriculture and land use. For centuries, European settlers of North America have engaged in practices that separate the field from the forest, and even the food from the animal. Silvopasture systems integrate trees, animals, and forages in a whole-system approach that offers a number of benefits to the farmer and the environment. Such a system not only offers the promise of ecological regeneration of the land, but also an economical livelihood and even the ability to farm extensively while buffering the effects of a changing climate: increased rainfall, longer droughts, and more intense storm events. Silvopasture, however, involves more than just allowing animals into the woodlot. It is intentional, steeped in careful observation skills and flexible to the dynamics of such a complex ecology. It requires a farmer who understands grassland ecology, forestry, and animal husbandry. The farmer needn't be an expert in all of these disciplines, but familiar enough with them to make decisions on a wide variety of time scales. A silvopasture system will inevitably look different from year to year, and careful design coupled with creativity and visioning for the future are all part of the equation. In this book, farmer Steve Gabriel offers examples of diverse current systems that include: A black locust plantation for fence posts coupled with summer grazing pastures for cattle in central New York; Oxen and pigs used to clear forested land in New Hampshire to create space for new market gardens and orchards; Turkeys used for controlling pests and fertilization on a cider orchard and asparagus farm in New York; and Sheep that graze the understory of hybrid chestnut and hickory trees at a nut nursery in Minnesota. All of these examples share common goals, components, and philosophies. The systems may take several years to establish, but the long-term benefits include healthier animals and soils, greater yields, and the capacity to sequester atmospheric carbon better than forests or grasslands alone. For all these reasons and more, Silvopasture offers farmers an innovative and ecological alternative to conventional grazing practice.
Categories: Silvopastoral systems

EarthBodyBoat

EarthBodyBoat

Charged with public indecency, Ahjo constructs an unusual defense-a pastiche of letters, journal entries, essays, poems, composite photographs, Tarot card images, and performances. EarthBodyBoat is this collection.

Author: Ahjo K. Sipowicz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578581752

Category: Art

Page:

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Ahjo's journey of initiation begins at a political protest when they expose their naked female nipples in a gesture of resistance. Charged with public indecency, Ahjo constructs an unusual defense--a pastiche of letters, journal entries, essays, poems, composite photographs, Tarot card images, and performances. EarthBodyBoat is this collection. Part visual journal, part memoir, it chronicles Ahjo's journey of discovering their nonbinary essence, of using art to heal their infant trauma and the multiple selves within. The Crone's voice emerges to guide them with "Earthbody" wisdoms. The way is fraught with marvel and peril, but Ahjo's art-making and embodied practice in Nature become the foundations, the keel, of their Earthbodyboat--a vessel sturdy enough to navigate the storms, inner and outer, and head toward home.--Publisher.
Categories: Art