Oil and Honey

Oil and Honey

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.

Author: Bill McKibben

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805098389

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.
Categories: Nature

The David Suzuki Reader 2nd Edition

The David Suzuki Reader  2nd Edition

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.

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781771640275

Category: Nature

Page: 446

View: 769

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.
Categories: Nature

Law as if Earth Really Mattered

Law as if Earth Really Mattered

McKibben commented that the climate movement was a decentralised network of
activists: 'It has no great charismatic leader and no central ... 67 B McKibben, Oil
and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (Times Books, 2013). 68 Ibid.

Author: Nicole Rogers

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317210580

Category: Law

Page: 385

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This book is a collection of judgments drawn from the innovative Wild Law Judgment Project. In participating in the Wild Law Judgment Project, which was inspired by various feminist judgment projects, contributors have creatively reinterpreted judicial decisions from an Earth-centred point of view by rewriting existing judgments, or creating fictional judgments, as wild law. Authors have confronted the specific challenges of aligning existing Western legal systems with Thomas Berry’s philosophy of Earth jurisprudence through judgment writing and rewriting. This book thus opens up judicial decision-making and the common law to critical scrutiny from a wild law or Earth-centred perspective. Based upon ecocentric rather than human-centred or anthropocentric principles, Earth jurisprudence poses a unique critical challenge to the dominant anthropocentric or human-centred focus and orientation of the common law. The authors interrogate the anthropocentric and property rights assumptions embedded in existing common law by placing Earth and the greater community of life at the centre of their rewritten and hypothetical judgments. Covering areas as diverse as tort law, intellectual property law, criminal law, environmental law, administrative law, international law, native title law and constitutional law, this unique collection provides a valuable tool for practitioners and students who are interested in learning more about the emerging ecological jurisprudence movement. It helps us to see more clearly what a new system of law might look like: one in which Earth really matters.
Categories: Law

Faith in the New Millennium

Faith in the New Millennium

See Paula Gardner, “Tornado Aftermath: Cleanup Begins in Dexter,” Ann Arbor
News, March 16, 2012, www.annarbor.com/news/dexter-tornado-damage-
aftermath-schools/; Bill McKibben, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely
Activist ...

Author: Matthew Avery Sutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199372706

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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In Faith in the New Millennium, Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk bring together a collection of essays from renowned historians, sociologists, and religious studies scholars that address the future of religion and American politics.
Categories: Political Science

The Green and the Black

The Green and the Black

Bill McKibben, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (New York: St
. Martin's Griffin, 2014), 65. Ibid. Bill McKibben, “Global Warming's Terrifying New
Math,” Rolling Stone, July 19, 2012. Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, “A Real Deal,” ...

Author: Gary Sernovitz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466892576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word "fracking" entered popular parlance. "How can you frack?" they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, "What happens if we don't?" Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works. He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate - in short, everyone. Thanks to American engineers' oilfield innovations, the United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, has sparked a potential manufacturing renaissance, and may soon eliminate its dependence on foreign energy. Once again the largest oil and gas producer in the world, America has altered its balance of power with Russia and the Middle East. Yet the shale revolution has also caused local disruptions and pollution. It has prolonged the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any way to reconcile the costs with the benefits of fracking? To do so, we must start by understanding fracking and the shale revolution in their totality. The Green and the Black bridges the gap in America's energy education. With an insider's firsthand knowledge and unprecedented clarity, Sernovitz introduces readers to the shales - a history-upturning "Internet of oil" - tells the stories of the shale revolution's essential characters, and addresses all the central controversies. To capture the economic, political, and environmental prizes, we need to adopt a balanced, informed perspective. We need to take the green with the black. Where we go from there is up to us.
Categories: Business & Economics

Technology and Sustainability

Technology and Sustainability

... our social and cultural choices, I have appreciated Roberto de Vogli's Progress
or Collapse: The Crises of Market Greed (Routledge, 2013), along with Bill
McKibben's Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (Macmillan,
2013).

Author: Peter Denton

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781771600408

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 620

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe of 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 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 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 make the world a more livable place through enlightened social media interaction, crowdfunding and other positive online engagements.
Categories: Nature

A Faith Encompassing All Creation

A Faith Encompassing All Creation

His latest book is Oil and Honey: The Education ofan Unlikely Activist (2013).
Ched Myers is an activist theologian who has worked in social change
movements for thirty-five years. He is a popular educator who animates Scripture
and issues ...

Author: Tripp York

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874643

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.
Categories: Religion

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Musil offers fascinating details of Rachel Carson’s struggles to be taken seriously as a scientist and unearths the stories of the women—unsung heroes all—who influenced her.

Author: Robert K Musil

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813571768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 353

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Green Town USA

Green Town USA

"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 ...

Author: Thomas J. Fox

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578264810

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 740

"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.
Categories: House & Home

Northern California Jewish Bulletin

Northern California Jewish Bulletin

Actually, it's unlikely many grandmothers, no matter how devoted, ground their
own flour every day before baking. ... Calling apartheid “one of the most deeply
evil manifestations of racism ever,” she equated it ish anti-apartheid activists are
celebrating with the rest ... of wisdom is: Get Bible: Proverbs 4:7 the oil and honey
as well as the bread. ... Immediate openings in our ASSISTED LIVING UNIT
Recreational, social and educational activities Outings to theatres and local
events Three ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008462249

Category: Jews

Page:

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Categories: Jews

Video Source Book

Video Source Book

P : Education . U : Home . Gen - Edu : Black Culture , Documentary Films . Acq :
Rent / Lease . Dist : Third World Newsreel . ... Surprise Party , " " Oil Land , " and “
The Photographer . ... My Home , My Prison 1992 Documentary profile of
Palestinian activist Raymonda Tawil . ... Unlikely as it seems , the two pair up to
investigate police corruption after it seems their mutual honey was also taking
payoffs from ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787689785

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

View: 918

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.
Categories: Video recordings

The Video Source Book

The Video Source Book

Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787634107

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

View: 436

Categories: Video recordings

The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066404016

Category: Guardian (London, England : 1959)

Page:

View: 569

Categories: Guardian (London, England : 1959)