Oil and Honey

The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Author: Bill McKibben

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805098380

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight—from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to climate change. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels of the fight to stop global warming, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting.
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The David Suzuki Reader, 2nd Edition

A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771640278

Category: Nature

Page: 446

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One of the leading environmentalists in the country explores a wide range of issues, including globalization, greed, and political cowardice, while warning against blind faith in technology, economics, and politics. Original.
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Snake Oil

How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 1905570724

Category: Hydraulic fracturing

Page: 160

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The rapid spread of ‘fracking’ (hydraulic fracturing) has temporarily boosted natural gas and oil production, particularly in the USA, but it has also sparked a massive environmental backlash in local communities. The fossil fuel industry is promoting fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with seductive promises of energy independence and benefits to local economies. Snake Oil casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked the discussion over energy security. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?
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A Faith Encompassing All Creation

Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Care for the Environment

Author: Tripp York,Andy Alexis-Baker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620326507

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Even as evidence accumulates that humans have significantly contributed to global climate change, many Christians have questions about what it means to care for creation. Some question whether focusing on creation care takes away from a person's spirituality or from caring for other humans. Others wonder to what extent we can live peaceably with nonhuman creation. Still others wonder whether we should be better stewards of the environment and whether developing better technology might save us from the current crisis. The diverse authors of this volume address these questions in an accessible way.
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Technology and Sustainability

An RMB Manifesto

Author: Peter Denton

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 177160039X

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe at our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at the state of the planet on which we live. Our choice is clear: we need to reimagine the way in which we engage with the technology we create, if we hope to make the world a better place. Peter Denton's first RMB manifesto, Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World, focused on interpersonal relationships as the foundation for a vibrant and ecologically sustainable society. In his second thought-provoking book in the series, the author challenges readers to use our cherished technologies in new ways. We need to think of our devices not merely as better rocks and sharper spears, but as profound extensions of our hearts and minds that we can use to change the world for the better. Technology is in our heads, not in our hands. If we don't like what our technologies are doing to the world and to ourselves, then we all have both the power and the responsibility to make better choices today than we did yesterday. Technology and Sustainability helps readers to redefine our relationship with technology and offers ways in which we can use these tools to make the world a better place through enlightened and positive engagements. If systems of technology have multiplied individual choices into global problems, then it means those same systems can multiply better choices into the global solutions we need for a sustainable future.
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Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment

Author: Robert K Musil

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813571766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine two longstanding, but separate strands of American environmentalism—the love of nature and a concern for human health. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, Carson is today often perceived as a solitary “great woman,” whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carson’s life’s work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, this book helps underscore Carson’s enduring environmental legacy and brings to life the achievements of women writers and advocates, such as Ellen Swallow Richards, Dr. Alice Hamilton, Terry Tempest Williams, Sandra Steingraber, Devra Davis, and Theo Colborn, all of whom overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement.
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Green Town USA

The Handbook for America's Sustainable Future

Author: Thomas J. Fox

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264812

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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"There was never a town with a truer name, though it didn't really discover it till tragedy created an opportunity that residents seized with head and heart!" — Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey:The Education of an Unlikely Activist Hope for a greener America . . . from the extraordinary community that made it a reality. Green Town U.S.A. recounts Greensburg’s inspiring story of resilience, community, and sustainability which began on the evening of May 4, 2007, when disaster struck the quiet Kansas city. A tornado topping all the scales touched down, and in a matter of minutes, Greensburg, which stood for more than 120 years, was destroyed. Greensburg committed to reconstructing itself from the ground up while embracing green technology and building methods, along with solar and wind energy. The new Greensburg stands testament to the strength and viability of sustainable community redevelopment and energy-efficient living. Green Town U.S.A. is a story of hope and opportunity—even in the face of obstacles and difficulties—and provides a real-world proving ground for sustainable solutions. Green Town U.S.A. takes you through the entire reconstruction process, from Long-Term Community Recovery planning for Greensburg, to the latest advancements in green materials and technology, to the leadership and teambuilding necessary to realize an achievement of this magnitude. Every town can be a “green town.” Any community faced with rebuilding after a natural disaster, planning new municipal buildings or schools, upgrading retail or industrial centers, or building homes can gain valuable insight from the example of Greensburg, Kansas. Green Town U.S.A. is an invaluable handbook for civic leaders, concerned citizens, business owners, and anyone who is a stakeholder in America’s sustainable future.
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The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...

Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787634100

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

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Video Source Book: Video program listings J-T

Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787689780

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

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"A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction"--T.p.
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