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The Legacy

Author: David Suzuki
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Offers the author's thoughts about the destructive relationship that now exists between humans and nature, and a proposition to adopt a holistic worldview in order to save the planet.


The Legacy

Author: David T. Suzuki
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One of the planet's preeminent elders, in his lifetime Suzuki has witnessed an explosion of scientific knowledge and a huge change in our relationship with the planet - a tripling of the world's population, a greatly increased ecological footprint through the global economy, and an enormous growth in technological capacity. These changes have had a dire effect on Earth's ecosystems and consequently on our own well - being. To deal with a crisis of our own making, we must realise that the laws of nature have priority over the forces of economics and that the planet simply cannot sustain unfettered growth. We must also recognise the limits of scientific reductionism and the need to adopt a more holistic point of view. Perhaps most important, we must join together as a single species to respond to the problems we face. Suzuki's conclusion is that change begins with each of us; all it takes is imagination and a faith in the inherent generosity of Mother Earth.


The Future Makers

Author: joanna Hafenmayer
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Are you looking for sense and meaning in your work? Would you like to be successful but expect more in the way of reward and fulfilment than just a paycheque? The Future Makers offers 23 encouraging responses to these questions. It tells the diverse stories of people from around the world who have made a sustainable mark on the world through their careers: from an American financial market specialist to tree planters in Africa; from Japanese environmental experts to dancers in Argentina. The Future Makers are people who make the world a better, more beautiful and livable place for current and coming generations. The Hafenmayers present these inspiring stories in an accessible, entertaining and thoughtful way. But they also do far more. The book presents a toolkit on how you can forge a career that has a positive impact on the world. This step-by-step process has already had a life-changing impact on readers of the original German edition. It is packed with helpful suggestions for personal development and reorientation – for a work life that will make you happier and deeply satisfied. The Future Makers takes you on a journey to people whose values and visions aren't compartmentalized into corners of their lives. They live their dreams every day. This book will show you how you can do the same.


Nature s Saviours

Author: Graham Huggan
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Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English naturalist David Attenborough, the French marine adventurer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the American primatologist Dian Fossey, the Canadian scientist-broadcaster-activist David Suzuki, and the Australian 'crocodile hunter' Steve Irwin. Some of the issues the author addresses include: What is the changing relationship between western conservation and celebrity? How has the spread of television helped shape and mediate this relationship? To what extent can celebrity conservation be seen as part of a global system in which conservation, like celebrity, is big business? The book critically examines the heroic status accorded to the five figures mentioned above, taking in the various discourses – around nature, science, nation, gender – through which they and their work have been presented to us. In doing so, it fills in the cultural, historical and ideological background behind contemporary celebrity conservationism as a popular expression of a chronically endangered world.


Sustainability and Resilience Planning for Local Governments

Author: Haris Alibašić
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This book provides outlines for professionals in local governments to use for creating and implementing sustainability and resilience plans. It offers guidance, models, ideas and methods in applying sustainability planning to ensure the success of organizations and communities. The recommendations in this book are based on the author's years of direct experience in applied resilience and sustainability planning in Grand Rapids, Michigan and on his years of research on various aspects of sustainability and resilience from climate change, climate preparedness, triple bottom line impact, greenhouse gas emission strategies, climate adaptation and climate change mitigation to sustainable energy practices. Chapter one defines terms related to sustainability and resilience, and how the topics impact local governments and communities. Chapter two maps out the sustainability process for organizations and communities, in the process determining the appropriate steps to be taken at each level of sustainability planning. Chapter three outlines community and organizational level engagement methods necessary during these processes. Chapter four involves measuring, tracking and reporting using sustainability progress reports to establish a planning foundation. Then chapter five details how to implement a sustainability plan once it is established. Chapter six explains the intersection between sustainability and resilience, and chapter seven details the tools and resources available to create an effective sustainability plan. Chapter eight concludes the text by addressing the complexities of the modern dynamics of the interconnected systems in cities and organizations, and how planning methods must consider these challenges.


Everything Under the Sun

Author: David Suzuki
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In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes. In doing so, Suzuki shows that understanding the causes—and recognizing that everything in nature, including us, is interconnected—is crucial to restoring hope for a better future. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun delves into such provocative topics as the difference between human hunters and other predators, the lessons we must learn from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of the nuclear reactors, and our dependence on the sun for all of our food and energy—indeed for our very lives. Suzuki also considers the many positive steps people are making today. And he doesn't shy away from controversial opinion, especially when it comes to taking on those who stand in the way of resolving serious issues like climate change. Underpinning it all is the recognition that we are blessed to live on a planet that gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that gives us the energy we need to produce food and transport and modern conveniences. But we must protect what we have if we want to survive and prosper.


Eating Dirt

Author: Charlotte Gill
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• Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction • Nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. During Charlotte Gill’s 20 years working as a tree planter she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world, a complicated landscape presenting geographic evidence of our appetites. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. In Eating Dirt, Gill offers up a slice of tree-planting life in all of its soggy, gritty exuberance while questioning the ability of conifer plantations to replace original forests, which evolved over millennia into intricate, complex ecosystems. Among other topics, she also touches on the boom-and-bust history of logging and the versatility of wood, from which we have devised countless creations as diverse as textiles and airplane parts. She also eloquently evokes the wonder of trees, our slowest-growing “renewable” resource and joyously celebrates the priceless value of forests and the ancient, ever-changing relationship between humans and trees.


The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope

Author: Joel Faflak
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The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope brings together a number of winners of the Polanyi Prize in Literature – a group whose research constitutes a diversity of methodological approaches to the study of culture – to examine the rich but often troubled association between the concepts of the public, the intellectual (both the person and the condition), culture, and hope. The contributors probe the influence of intellectual life on the public sphere by reflecting on, analyzing, and re-imagining social and cultural identity. The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope reflects on the challenging and often vexed work of intellectualism within the public sphere by exploring how cultural materials – from foundational Enlightenment writings to contemporary, populist media spectacles – frame intellectual debates within the clear and ever-present gaze of the public writ large. These serve to illuminate how past cultures can shed light on present and future issues, as well as how current debates can reframe our approaches to older subjects.


Author: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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يتناول صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي في كتابه الجديد مفهومين يوليهما سموه اهتماماً شخصياً، هما: السعادة والإيجابية. ويستعرض سموه العلاقة بين هذين المفهومين وأثرهما على الإنجاز والإنتاجية والإبداع. يجمع هذا الكتاب الذي خطّه صاحب السمو بيديه، بين القصص الشخصية والرؤية العالمية، للتأكيد على الدور المحوري الذي تلعبه السعادة والإيجابية في صياغة الاستراتيجيات القيادية وتعزيز العلاقات بين أعضاء الفريق


Author: مايكل زيمرمان
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