ERIC Number: ED392672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Mending the Earth: A World for Our Grandchildren. Io Series, Issue #43.
Rothkrug, Paul, Ed.; Olson, Robert L., Ed.
This anthology contains essays that describe ongoing attempts to find strategies and solutions to the massive environmental problems. The book is written from the conviction that people can create an ecologically sustainable, economically productive society. There are five sections with 12 chapters and five appendices. The book begins with a preface, "Mending Our Ways," (Kathy Glass) and a foreword, "Mending the Earth, Mending Ourselves," (Nancy Jack Todd). Section 1, "Toward a Life-Sustaining Environment--Public Policy for Transition," contains: (1) "A Program for Action" (Paul Rothkrug); (2) "Grassroots Political Action" (Nancy Skinner); (3) "Green Seals: Harnessing Market Forces to Protect the Earth" (Denis Hayes); and (4) "Ecological Economics: A new approach to understanding and managing the interactions of humans and nature" (Robert Costanza; Lisa Wainger). Section 2, "Energy--Doing More with Less," includes: (1) Environmentally Advanced Technology" (Robert L. Olson); (2) "The Sun as Renewable Resource: Fossil-Free Future" (Bill Keepin); and (3) "Energy Efficiency--Not Denial: Economic and Environmental Profit" (Ted Flanigan). Section 3, "Food and Water for Eight Billion People," contains: (1) "The Twelve-Month Growing Season in All Climates" (Anna Edey); and (2) "Living Machines for Pure Water: Sewage as Resource" (John Todd). Section 4, "Living Space for Eight Billion People," includes: (1) "Cities for Humans to Live In" (Richard Register; and (2) "CoHousing: A New Type of Neighborhood" (Kathryn McCamant; Charles Durrett). Section 5, "The World of Our Grandchildren," contains the essay "Earth Day 2030: Sustainable practices will have to replace the wasteful and poisonous ones of today if we're to celebrate that distant milestone with a healthy environment" (Lester R. Brown; Christopher Flavin; Sandra Postel). Changes needed to cope with environmental degradation will come only from responsible citizens re-shaping politics, business, economics, and technology and initiating the kind of changes they believe are necessary to ensure a world fit to live in for our grandchildren...and their grandchildren. (EH)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Consumer Protection, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environment, Environmental Education, Food, Futures (of Society), Global Education, Higher Education, Housing, Productivity, Secondary Education, Sustainable Development
North Atlantic Books, 2800 Woolsey Street, Berkeley, CA 94705 ($9.95).
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