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Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place (December 2017)
From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture
Todd LeVasseur - Author

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
 
 
Creating Sustainable Communities
Creating Sustainable Communities (June 2015)
Lessons from the Hudson River Region
Rik Scarce - Author

Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.

From Mount Marcy to Manhattan and beyond, the Hudson River region has become an incubator for rich and varied experiments in sustainable living. In this fascinating book, Rik Scarce showcases some of these efforts by telling the stories of dynamic individuals and organizations that are remaking the region’s landsca...(Read More)
 
 
Transporting Atlanta
Transporting Atlanta (July 2009)
The Mode of Mobility under Construction
Miriam Konrad - Author

Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.

America’s worsening nightmare of gridlock is given full attention in this illuminating study of the transportation crisis in Atlanta. Inconveniences and hardships created by too many automobiles and too few alternatives for movement have reached untenable levels. Miriam Konrad investigates three major transportation projects involving public tran...(Read More)
 
 
Eco-Justice--The Unfinished Journey
Eco-Justice--The Unfinished Journey (February 2004)
William E. Gibson - Editor

Articles linking ecological sustainability and social justice.

Eco-Justice—The Unfinished Journey
links ecological sustainability and social justice from an ethical and often theological perspective. Eco-justice, defined as the well-being of all humankind on a thriving earth, began as a movement during the 1970s, responding to massive, sobering evidence that nature imposes limits—limits to production and co...(Read More)
 
 
Buying Time and Getting By
Buying Time and Getting By (January 2004)
The Voluntary Simplicity Movement
Mary Grigsby - Author

An exploration of the voluntary simplicity movement including comments from simple livers and a look at class, race, and gender in this movement.

Buying Time and Getting By
provides a detailed account of the voluntary simplicity movement, which took off in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The concept of voluntary simplicity encompasses both self-change aimed at bringing personal practice into alig...(Read More)
 
 
Contested Nature
Contested Nature (August 2003)
Promoting International Biodiversity with Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century
Steven R. Brechin - Editor
Peter R. Wilshusen - Editor
Crystal L. Fortwangler - Editor
Patrick C. West - Editor

Contends that effective biological conservation and social justice must go hand in hand.

How can the international conservation movement protect biological diversity, while at the same time safeguarding the rights and fulfilling the needs of people, particularly the poor? Contested Nature argues that to be successful in the long-term, social justice and biological conservation must go hand in hand. The protecti...(Read More)
 
 
Deep Ecology and World Religions
Deep Ecology and World Religions (February 2001)
New Essays on Sacred Ground
David Landis Barnhill - Editor
Roger S. Gottlieb - Editor

Parallels and contrasts values from world religions and those proposed by the environmental perspective of deep ecology.

Bringing together thirteen new essays on the important relationship between traditional world spirituality and the contemporary environmental perspective of deep ecology, this landmark book explores parallels and contrasts between religious values and those proposed by deep ecology. In examining how de...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing Life to Ethics
Bringing Life to Ethics (January 2001)
Global Bioethics for a Humane Society
Michael W. Fox - Author
Bernard E. Rollin - Foreword by

Enlarges the meaning and scope of inquiry into our values, relationships, and treatment of animals, the environment, and each other.

Bringing Life to Ethics continues in the tradition of Michael W. Fox's lifelong inquiry into values, social and personal relationships, and the treatment of animals, the environment, and each other. Fox, the popular nationally syndicated columnist of "Ask the Animal Doctor", uses ...(Read More)
 
 
Nature and Psyche
Nature and Psyche (November 2000)
Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity
David W. Kidner - Author

Underscores the limitations of traditional psychology to envision a more healthy ecological and psychological future.

Nature and Psyche argues that psychological and environmental writing and action are all too often colonized by the same assumptions that inhibit ecological and cultural diversity. Industrialized monocultures conceal the character of our alienation from nature and, thus, prevent the emergence of ef...(Read More)
 
 
Inside the Olympic Industry
Inside the Olympic Industry (July 2000)
Power, Politics, and Activism
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj - Author
Varda Burstyn - Foreword by

Analysis from the perspective of those adversely affected by the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of hosting an Olympic Games.

In a startling exposé of the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj goes beyond the media hype of international goodwill and spirited competition to uncover a darker side of the global Games. She reports on the pre- and post-Olympic impacts from recent host c...(Read More)
 
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