Handbook of Engaged Sustainability [electronic resource] / edited by Joan Marques
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 99 illustrations, 88 illustrations in color. eReference : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Marques, Joan and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Part I: Ecological Ramifications of Non-Sustainability -- Chapter 1: Selfishness, Greed and Apathy: Addressing the Spiritual Impoverishment at the Root of Ecological Sustainability -- Chapter 2: To Eat or Not To Eat Meat: Striking at the Root of Global Warming! -- Chapter 3: The Spirit of Sustainability: The Fourth Dimension to the Bottom Line -- Chapter 5: From Crop Wastes to Mushroom Packages: The Creative Destruction of Packaging Industry -- Chapter 6: Just conservation: In defense of environmentalism -- Part II: Systemic Paradigm Shifts About Sustainability -- Chapter 7: Social Entrepreneurship: Where Sustainable Leading meets Sustainable Living -- Chapter 8: Higher Education Teaching Approaches to Move from the Individual to the Collective approach to Sustainability -- Chapter 9: The search for the good green life: A personal exploration of what it means to live sustainably -- Chapter 10: Utilizing Social Media and Gamification in Sustainable Practices -- Chapter 11: The Theology of Sustainability Practice -- Part III: Innovative Initiatives Toward Engaged Sustainability -- Chapter 12: Moving Forward with Social Responsibility: Shifting Gears from Why to How -- Chapter 13: Designing Sustainability Reporting Systems to Maximize Dynamic Stakeholder Agility -- Chapter 14: Empathy as a Driver for Engaged Sustainability in Enterprises -- Chapter 15: Packing-Free Supermarkets -- Chapter 16: Social sustainability in Built Environment Supply Chains -- Chapter 17: Responsible Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility for Engaged Sustainability -- Chapter 18: Up-Cycle Construction Capital: Turning The Cost of Waste into Sustainable Benefits -- Chapter 19: Transition in Energy Sector: A qualitative Case Study of a Community Based Enterprise -- Part IV: Global Initiatives Toward Engaged Sustainability -- Chapter 20: Gourmet products from food waste -- Chapter 21: Permaculture and the Politics of (Un)sustainability -- Chapter 22: Consumer society and "Conscious consumption": evidence from Brazilian Super Market -- Chapter 23: Best Practices On Quality Of Life Regarding The Impact Of Global Warming On Business Planning In México -- Chapter 24: Can Time Banks be a sustainable alternative for Refugees Social Integration in European Communities? -- Chapter 25: Potential Of Photovoltaic Energy in Mexico: Development and outlook -- Part V: Engaged Sustainability: Future Trends and Prospects -- Chapter 26: Education in Human Values: Planting the Seed of Sustainability in Young Minds -- Chapter 27: Low Carbon Economies (LCEs): International Applications and Future Trends -- Chapter 28: Supporting Socially Balanced, Environmentally Restorative and Resource Regenerative Economy: Developing and Implementing a Regional Ethical Circular Economy Innovation Strategy -- Chapter 29: Smart Cities: New Urbanism – New Agrarianism as a Path to Sustainability -- Chapter 30: The Sustainability Summit: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Engage the Whole System -- Chapter 31: Alternative Lifestyles for a Sustainable Future: Vignettes from an Urban Ecovillage -- Chapter 32: Agent-based Change in facilitating Sustainability Transitions – A multi-disciplinary literature review and “Call for Action” -- Chapter 33: Social Status, Ethicality and Environmental Conscientiousness: Accomplishing Positive Societal Change.
- This handbook is based on the premise that in order for sustainability to be sustainable, a profound psychological transformation has to take place at the individual and collective level. Focusing on the practice of environmental sustainability, this handbook will explore the application of sustainability in a wide variety of contemporary contexts—from economics of consumption and growth to government policy, sustainable cities, and sustainable planet. The editors believe that the way to achieve sustainable, harmonious living in all spheres is through lived or engaged sustainability at the personal, team, and organizational levels. It is impossible to separate economic development issues from environment issues. In its most practical aspect, sustainability is about understanding the interconnections among environment, society, and economy. This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current theories and approaches in the area of engaged sustainability for academics, researchers and practitioners. Specifically, it will focus on making responsible decisions that will reduce humanity’s negative impact on the environment. While various social and political initiatives for sustainability are welcome, one cannot really enact sustainability into legislative laws. Something has to change fundamentally at the level of a common person in the street. The Handbook of Engaged Sustainability acknowledges the classic literature, theories and principles in the area of sustainability, but also provides new theories and approaches from global scholars and practitioners in the field. It will also provide a well-structured pedagogical framework with real life case examples. The aim of this handbook is to expand the reader’s thinking to one of “big-picture awareness” and a “cosmic vision” of sustainability, a vision that extends from our neighborhoods to our communities, to states, countries, globe, galaxy, and envelops the entire Universe! This book will serve as an essential resource for researchers, scholars and students of sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility and environmental economics, as well as consultants, business and team leaders, and anyone interested in engaged sustainability. .
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- text file PDF
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