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  • 126. Sustainable Consumption.

    » Sustainable Consumption And The Law   INTRODUCTION   The law introduces a Policy for Education on Sustainable Consumption in order to “encourage adoption of consumer practices and production techniques that are ecologically sustainable” (Art 1). The law defines “sustainable consumption” as “use of natural resources in order to provide quality of life for the present generation without...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,821 engagements | 

  • 127. Economics and Ethical Concerns for the Environment in Consumer Choices.

    » Sustainable Consumption: Economics and Ethical Concerns for the Environment in Consumer Choices   INTRODUCTION The article examines individual action informed by ethical concerns for the environment as a strategy for moving toward more sustainable consumption. The article first employs a model of rational choice to analyze independent consumer choices among the usually assumed self and welfare ce...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,853 engagements | 

  • 128. Accountability of FCS Education to a Sustainability Ethos.

    »   Accountability of FCS Education to a Sustainability Ethos: Focus on Sustainable Consumption     Abstract:   The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ (AAFCS) brand, “creating healthy and sustainable families,” implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializatio...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,726 engagements | 

  • 129. Implementing Sustainable Development.

    » Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies   INTRODUCTION   This book examines how governments in industrialized countries have engaged with the challenge of sustained development over the past decade. Analysis of initiatives undertaken by nine national governments and the European Union reveal important differences in the ways the internationa...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,501 engagements | 

  • 130. SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT AND THE MANAGEMENT OF URBAN.

    » SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT AND THE MANAGEMENT OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS   INTRODUCTION This book is the result of a research project funded by the Fund for Scientific Research—Flanders (Belgium) that looks into strategic environmental assessment as an instrument to develop urban areas more sustainably. This research is carried out at the Environmental Impact Assessment Center, which is part of the H...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  4,037 engagements | 

  • 131. Consuming Values and Contested Cultures.

    » Consuming Values and Contested Cultures: A Critical Analysis of the UK Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production: A Critical Analysis of the UK Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production   Abstract   The term “sustainable consumption” is subject to many interpretations, from Agenda 21’s hopeful assertion that governments should encourage less materialistic lifestyles bas...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,517 engagements | 

  • 132. Building Sustainable Societies.

    » Building Sustainable Societies: A Blueprint for a Post industrial World INTRODUCTION   A collection of articles addressing the issue of whether the industrial model of human progress can be sustained in the long term. It asks what the social, political, economic and environmental implications as well as potential solutions to the problem of resource intensive growth are. In the early 1970s, publi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,454 engagements | 

  • 133. Sustainable Consumption And The Importance Of Neighbourhood.

    » Sustainable Consumption And The Importance Of Neighbourhood: A Central City/Suburb Comparison   Abstract This paper applies urban and environmental sociological theory to survey data on self reported sustainable consumption practices, using a matched sample of central city and suburban residents in Edmonton, Alberta. We use cluster analysis to create an ordinal typology of four types of consumers...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,883 engagements | 

  • 134. Harnessing the Power of Science in Environmental Law.

    » Harnessing the Power of Science in Environmental Law: Why We Should, Why We Don’t, and How We Can   Abstract   Environmental Law was born out of the new scientific understandings of ecology in the mid 20th century. Although science has historically played a role in environmental law, its role has been more limited than may seem appropriate for an area of law that it so dependant on science to ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  4,978 engagements | 

  • 135. Protecting Life on Earth.

    » Protecting Life on Earth: An Introduction to the Science of Conservation   INTRODUCTION   Written to be accessible to any college level reader, Protecting Life on Earth offers a non technical, yet comprehensive introduction to the growing field of conservation science. This multifaceted exploration of our current biodiversity crisis delivers vivid examples throughout, including features on som...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,499 engagements | 

  • 136. Equality Among Unequals in International Environmental Law.

    » Equality Among Unequals in International Environmental Law: Differential Treatment for Developing Countries   INTRODUCTION   To deal effectively with global environmental problems, such as climate change, we need global cooperation. Yet all too many developing countries lack the economics, infrastructures, and technical capacity to tackle these problems; therefore, developing countries need to ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,365 engagements | 

  • 137. Discretion and the Criminalization.

    » Discretion and the Criminalization of Environmental Law of Environmental Law     Abstract     Enforcement of federal environmental law is complex. Central to the efficacy of enforcement is the role of prosecutors and judges in exercising their discretion over which violations to prosecute and what sanctions to impose. In the context of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), discretion is exercised ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,338 engagements | 

  • 138. National experiences and prospects

    » New instruments of environmental governance?:   Abstract     The use of so called “new” environmental policy instruments such as eco taxes, tradable permits, voluntary agreements and eco labels has prompted widespread claims that these devices have replaced regulation. These papers offer a fresh perspective on the evolving tool box of environmental policy.     “For example, water right...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,320 engagements | 

  • 139. Law in Environmental Decision-Making.

    » Law in Environmental Decision Making: National, European, and International Perspectives     INTRODUCTION This collection draws together a range of approaches to environmental legal issues, covering a broad spectrum from domestic to international law. The contributors investigate aspects of law’s influence in environmental decision making and consider whether legal institutions and theory can ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  5,218 engagements | 

  • 140. Environment and Statecraft.

    » Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty Making ABSTRACT   This book develops a theory of international cooperation on environmental issues. The theory integrates a number of disciplines, including game theory, economics, international law, and international relations. It explains why treaties are used to address these challenges, and what makes treaties succeed or fail. T...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,346 engagements | 

  • 141. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORLD RELIGIONS.

    » A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORLD RELIGIONS AND CLEAN WATER LAWS     I. INTRODUCTION   Religion could help save the ecology of our planet. Religious values are core to many people in this world3 and we must speak to this core to realize the radical ethical changes required to save our planet.4 Laws designed to prevent environmental degradation must be crafted and implemented with recognition that...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,297 engagements | 

  • 142. Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation.

    » Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience by Jody Freeman (2006 11 30)   INTRODUCTION   Over the last decade, market based incentives have become the regulatory tool of choice when trying to solve difficult environmental problems. They are widely viewed as more efficient than traditional command and control regulation. This collection of essays takes ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,307 engagements | 

  • 143. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice.

    » New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism     INTRODUCTION Women make up the vast majority of activists and organizers of grassroots movements fighting against environmental ills that threaten poor and people of color communities. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice is the first collection of essays that pays tribute to the enormous contributions women ha...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,261 engagements | 

  • 144. FACING UP TO FRESHWATER POLLUTION.

    » FACING UP TO FRESHWATER POLLUTION: WE ARE AT A TURNING POINT AS MOMENTOUS AS THE 1970S, WHEN THE CLEAN WATER ACT WAS ENACTED   INTRODUCTION   THE STATE OF FRESHWATER IN NIGERIA resembles A Tale of Two Cities. It is the best of times in that, in the latter portion of the 20th century, we reversed the general disregard for water bodies. Our nation rallied in the face of flammable rivers, water bod...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,538 engagements | 

  • 145. THE LEGACY OF SPRAWL.

    » NATURE IN FRAGMENTS: THE LEGACY OF SPRAWL   INTRODUCTION   Biological diversity (or biodiversity, for short) is the variety of life on Earth and the interactions, cycles, and processes of nature that link it all together. In its broadest definition, biodiversity includes individual species, the genetic diversity within species, the natural communities in which these species interact, and the e...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,153 engagements | 

  • 146. THE STATE OF THE EARTH.

    » THE STATE OF THE EARTH: ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN RIVERS STATE   Abstract   Environmental issues are meant to be operationalized through the formulation of actor specific environmental actions plans, which define priority action that will convert strategy into practice. The Environmental Planning and Management (EPM) process which is an increasingly popularized cans of solving the myriads of p...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,240 engagements | 

  • 147. THE IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION .

    » THE IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION (C&D) LANDFILLS: EMERGING PUBLIC AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES   INTRODUCTION   Historically, construction and demolition (C&D) debris landfills have been considered nonhazardous operations, containing relatively inert wastes such as concrete, asphalt, wood, metals, gypsum drywall, and roofing materials. In recent years, however, it has become increasin...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,287 engagements | 

  • 148. THE EFFECT OF DUMPING IN DIXIE.

    » THE EFFECT OF DUMPING IN DIXIE: RACE, CLASS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY   INTRODUCTION   To be poor, working class, or a person of color in the United States often means bearing a disproportionate share of the country’s environmental problems. Starting with the premise that all Americans have a basic right to live in a healthy environment, Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of five Afric...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  3,319 engagements | 

  • 149. THE EFFECT OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION.

    » THE EFFECT OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION IN NIGERIA   ABSTRACT In Nigeria, inadequate supply of pipe borne water is a major concern; hence many homes have wells as a source of water for household uses. The groundwater of forty wells in Agbowo community was assessed for Total Aerobic Bacteria Counts (TABC) and Total Coliform Counts (TCC). The location and distances of wells from septic tanks were d...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  4,030 engagements | 

  • 150. THE IMPACT OF GRASSROOTS CHALLENGES TO TRASH INCINERATORS.

    » THE IMPACT OF GRASSROOTS CHALLENGES TO TRASH INCINERATORS IN NIGERIA   When first proposed in this country during the 1970s, waste to energy (WTE) incinerators appeared to be ideal solutions to the growing mounds of trash in our “throw away” society. Promising to convert useless garbage into electricity while saving precious landfill space, trash incinerators seemed perfectly timed to respond...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  85 pages |  4,014 engagements | 


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