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1 Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experience/ Future StruggleTrent Schroyer; Golodnik, Thomas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006 1891843362 / 9781891843365 PAPERBACK


1891843362 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Audience: General/trade. For years now, promoters of development and growth have attempted to paint themselves "green, " claiming that development is sustainable. In a new book, Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences/Future Struggles, co-editor Trent Schroyer, Professor of Sociology-Philosophy at Ramapo College, argues that such efforts are a form of "greenwash, " that gloss over the real environmental consequences of growth and mask the divergence between development and sustainability. Schroyer and his co-editor Thomas Golodik have pulled together some of the most influential theorists and practitioners of sustainability from around the world Vandana Shiva, Wolfgang Sachs, Robert Engler, Peter Montague, Joan Dye Gussow and Michael Shuman, among others. These seminal essays offer critiques of the publicly accepted notion of sustainability that has evolved, devoid of democratic input and driven by market forces. Schroyer, in his own chapters and in his introductions to each section of Creating a Sustainable World, exposes the market-driven agenda underlying the dominant "sustainable development" paradigm and shows us what would be required to advance society without having the Earth irreparably harmed. authors offer contrasting concepts of sustainability derived from civil society and grassroots communities These are models untouched by the global free trade system and come to us through the voices of people directly affected by "sustainable development" projects. In showing how voices of civil society have been pushed outside of the official decision-making, the collection demonstrates why world sustainability rests upon the capacity for establishing democratic procedures, and ultimately favoring some human and community rights over trade rights. Douglas Lummis, former Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, believes of Creating a Sustainable World that "finally we have a book that gets it right: what needs to be sustai. 
Price: 21.50 USD

2 Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the PlanetPurcella, Guy Ulysses Press 2008 1569756244 / 9781569756249 PAPERBACK


1569756244 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 230 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Containing the most current and complete information available for would-be biodiesel makers, Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel offers a step-by-step path from the initial desire to do something good for the environment to the final stage of filling the tank with low-cost fuel. As the author tells how to break free from the grip of big oil, he counters the common myths about biodiesel with facts from university studies and his own extensive experience. many benefits of biodiesel are detailed, including higher lubricity, increased engine life, cleaner burn, less toxicity, and faster biodegrading action. Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel explains in simple terms the procedures and the equipment needed to make biodiesel at home, in small or large batches. Readers are given a complete understanding of what biodiesel is and how to make it properly and safely. There is even a section on pitfalls to avoid as well as the author's personal tips and tricks. 
Price: 14.00 USD

3 Energy From The Wind: Annotated Bibliography (4 Volumes) by Burke, Barbara L.Burke, Barbara L. Colorado State University 1982 TRADE PAPERBACK


~Good. No DJ, as issued. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Ex library markings. 
Price: 285.00 USD

4 Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly CommunityNancy H. Taylor Gibbs Smith 1423603877 / 9781423603870 PAPERBACK

Very Good 

1423603877 ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Signed to Sky Cosby by the author on title page. 
Price: 9.50 USD

5 Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global AgeShuman, Michael Routledge 2000 0415927684 / 9780415927680 PAPERBACK

Very Good 

0415927684 Signed and inscribed by the author on dedication page. 3rd printing. ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. National drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside interests. Going Local shows how some cities and towns are fighting back. Refusing to be overcome by Wal-Marts and layoffs, they are taking over abandoned factories, switching to local produce and manufactured goods, and pushing banks to loan money to local citizens. Shuman details how dozens of communities are recapturing their own economies with these new strategies, investing not in outsiders but in locally owned businesses. 
Price: 9.50 USD

6 Green Living Handbook: A 6 Step Program to Create an Environmentally Sustainable LifestyleGershon, David Empowerment Institute 0963032747 / 9780963032744 PAPERBACK


0963032747 Now, in an expanded edition, Green Living Handbook (originally called EcoTeam) is available to the trade for the first time. The original book has been translated into 22 languages, and with more than 250,000 copies sold through its unique grassroots distribution model, David Gershon?s in-depth program for sustainable living is the fulcrum of a global movement that is changing the way the world thinks about going green. Green Living Handbook has been driving environmental-behavior change in cities, faith communities, universities, and businesses for over a decade. Much more than another collection of eco-tips for the newly green, this illustrated workbook walks readers step-by-step through a comprehensive lifestyle transformation program that has proven it can get results. Thousands of past participants of the program have reduced their environmental footprint by 25 percent on average. In a time when more and more Americans are seeking sustainable lifestyles, this first trade edition of Green Living Handbook is perfectly poised to help thousands of Americans translate their good intentions into action and contribute to a sustainable future for us all. 
Price: 13.00 USD

7 Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills (DIY)Briggs, Raleigh Microcosm Publishing 2009 0978866568 / 9780978866563 PAPERBACK


0978866568 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers OTHER THAN POWELLS! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 124 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life outside of consumer consciousness. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves. 
Price: 8.50 USD

8 New Green Home Solutions: Renewable Household Energy and Sustainable LivingBonta, Dave; Snyder, Stephen Gibbs Smith 2008 1423603893 / 9781423603894 PAPERBACK


1423603893 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 144 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Green living begins at home, and New Green Home Solutions tells you how. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes-how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well-lit and full of things that make our lives so comfortable. good news is that we have tremendous power to create change. Renewable energy design, better insulation and more efficient appliances could reduce energy demands by 60 to 80 percent. By embracing conservation and renewable energy, we can win our energy independence and help save the planet. Dave Bonta, president and founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest alternative energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about alternative energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer and Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America and is a tireless advocate for green living. Also president of BioQuantum, Inc., a bio-fuels company, Bonta is the creator of BackHome chapters in America and is president of a renewable energy community organization, Sustainable Valley Group. Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, left New York City in 1995 to start an organic herb farm in Vermont with his wife, Melissa. He holds a degree in radio, television and motion picture communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has broad experience in communications, public affairs, and media relations. He also works as a freelance writer and has published Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and Brewmaster's Recipe Manual. 
Price: 22.00 USD

9 Renewing the Countryside - WashingtonHarrington, J.; Dankmeyer, I. Renewing the Countryside 2005 097133918X / 9780971339187 PAPERBACK


Price: 8.50 USD

10 Solar Energy: Fundamentals in Building DesignAnderson, Bruce McGraw-Hill Inc.,US 0070017514 / 9780070017511 Hardcover


0070017514 ~Good. Good DJ, as issued. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Small tears to DJ. 
Price: 4.50 USD

11 Solar Heating Design: By the F-Chart MethodBeckman, William A.; Klein, Sanford A.; Duffie, John A. John Wiley & Sons Inc 0471034061 / 9780471034063 Hardcover

Very Good 

0471034061 ~Very Good. Good DJ, as issued. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 5.50 USD

12 The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of SustainabilityHawken, Paul HarperBusiness 0887307043 / 9780887307041 PAPERBACK


0887307043 Signed and inscribed to 'Gretchen' on title page by author Paul Hawken. ~Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 10.00 USD

13 The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower (Mother Earth News Wiser Living)Chiras, Dan New Society Publishers 2006 086571536X / 9780865715363 PAPERBACK


086571536X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations. Mother Earth News Wiser Living. Audience: General/trade. coming energy crisis caused by a peak in global oil and natural gas production will profoundly affect the lives of all North Americans. As the price of these vital fuels rises, homeowners will scramble to cut their fuel bills. Two options for meeting the upcoming challenge are dramatic improvements in home energy efficiency and efforts to tap into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources to heat and cool homes, to provide hot water and electricity, and even to cook. These measures can result in huge savings and a level of energy independence. Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy tells you how. It starts by outlining the likely impacts of fossil fuel shortages and some basic facts about energy. It then discusses energy conservation to slash energy bills and prepare for renewable energy options. Focusing carefully on specific strategies needed to replace specific fuels, the book then examines each practical energy option available to homeowners: * solar hot water, cooking and water purification * space heat: passive and active solar retrofits * wood heat * passive cooling * solar electricity * wind-generated electricity * electricity from microhydropower sources, and * emerging technologies--hydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters and biodiesel. Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and, for those wanting do installations themselves, it recommends more detailed manuals. With a complete resource listing, this well-illustrated and accessible guide is a perfect companion for illuminating the coming dark age. 
Price: 25.00 USD

14 The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over MotorsDean, Tamara New Society Publishers 2008 0865716013 / 9780865716018 PAPERBACK


0865716013 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 260 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be considered a political act--an act of self-sufficiency that gains you independence. Human-Powered Home is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts. Enthusiasts point to the advantages of human power: * Portable and available on-demand * Close connection to the process or product offers more control * Improved health and fitness * satisfaction of being able to make do with what is available This book discusses the science and history of human power and examines the common elements of human-powered devices. It offers plans for making specific devices, grouped by area of use, and features dozens of individuals who share technical details and photos of their inventions. For those who want to apply their own ingenuity, or for those who have never heard of human-powered machines, this book is a fine reference. For those who are beginning to understand the importance of a life of reduced dependency on fossil fuels, this book could be a catalyst for change. 
Price: 26.50 USD

15 The Scavengers' ManifestoRufus, Anneli; Lawson, Kristan TarcherPerigee 1585427179 / 9781585427178 PAPERBACK


1585427179 May have small remainder mark on bottom edge of pages, o/w brand new! 1. Pause and Save. Before every transaction, ask: Can I do this/get this/go there more cheaply or for free? Make this a reflex. Scavenging soon becomes second nature. 2. Find your niche. Are you an urban forager? Thrift shopper? Garage saler? Treasure hunter? Coupon clipper? Seed exchanger Bargain hunter? So many new identities to choose: What kind of scavenger are you? 3. Open your mind. Scavenging means learning to be flexible. Spontaneous. Adventurous. Taking what comes means accepting what comes. Never wore a poncho before or listened to Turkish techno music? If that's what you find, that's what you do. Lose the squeamishness and learn. 4. Open your eyes. Scan every surface, every crevice, because lost and cast-off stuff is usually not in plain sight. Honor your ancient ancestors; become a hunter-gatherer. Find other (legal) means of getting stuff besides brand-new, full-price. Make your new keywords "sale," "half off" "discount" and "free." The more you see, the more you save. 5. Repurpose. Found something you think you can't use? Think again. Then turn it into something else. Doors become tabletops. Calendars become giftwrap. Cut-up mouse pads become coasters. Trophies, bolted to walls, become coat-hooks. Be resourceful. 6. Swap, don't shop. Ask friends, family, neighbors or coworkers to trade their unwanted items ? clothes, books, tools, seeds, art, anything ? for yours. Your trash is my treasure. Your hated crying-clown portrait is my raison d'etre. 7. Free yourself. From not knowing the difference between want and need. From the insistent ache of buy-more-now-again. Just say no. 8. Wait. Instant gratification is not an option for scavengers, as scavenging means pretty much never knowing what you'll get ? or how or where or when or even if. But patience is a virtue. Revive the meaning of "worth the wait." 9. Follow the Scavenging Commandments. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not scam. Thou shalt not leave disorder in thy wake. Thou shalt not hoard. Thou shalt stay safe. Thou shalt not bring shame upon fellow scavengers. Thou shalt not go to extremes just to prove a point. 10. Give thanks. Consumer culture is all about getting whatever you want. Flip that dynamic. Scavenging is about wanting whatever you get. 
Price: 13.00 USD

16 To Feed the Earth: Agro-Ecology for Sustainable Development (World Resources Institute report)Dover, Michael J.; Talbot, Lee M. World Resources Inst 0915825198 / 9780915825196 PAPERBACK


0915825198 ~Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 7.00 USD

17 Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves GuideScott Kellogg; Stacy Pettigrew South End Press 0896087808 / 9780896087804 PAPERBACK


0896087808 Signed by the Author! When people envision food production or toxic cleanups, the last setting most likely imagine is New York City. But with more than half the world's population now residing?and struggling to survive?in cities, we can no longer afford to think of sustainability as something that applies only to forests and fields. We need sustainable living right where so many of us are: in urban neighborhoods. But how do we do it?That's where this guide comes in. Seven years ago, the Rhizome Collective transformed an abandoned Austin, Texas, warehouse into a sustainability training center. Here, with their first book, two of Rhizome's founders provide step-by-step instructions for city dwellers?those who have never foraged or gardened along with those who have done dumpster-diving and CSAs?with directions for producing our own food, collecting water, managing waste, reclaiming land, and generating energy. With vibrant illustrations created by a member of the Beehive Collective and descriptive text based on years of experimentation, Stacy and Scott explain how to build and grow with cheap, salvaged, and recycled materials, making the Guide an accessible and relevant tool for all members of the community. This manual enables us to move from envisioning a future with resources for all to living it. 
Price: 22.50 USD

18 Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home and Community Scale Wind-Energy SystemsGipe, Paul Chelsea Green Publishing 2009 1603580301 / 9781603580304 PAPERBACK


1603580301 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade. availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best and paralyzingly impractical at worst. Wind Energy Basics offers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion s share of oil-, coal-, and naturalgas fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is eminently doable and can be accomplished much sooner than previously thought and will have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies. Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence. 
Price: 26.50 USD


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