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Author Lerner, Steve.

Title Eco-pioneers : practical visionaries solving today's environmental problems / Steve Lerner.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.7 L562e    ---  Available
Description xii, 462 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-414) and index.
Contents Search for low-impact building materials and techniques / Pliny Fisk III -- Bringing native plants back to the American lawn / Lorrie Otto -- Greenhouse treatment of municipal sewage / John Todd -- New frugality movement promotes living better by consuming less / Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez -- Environmental solutions to innner-city problems / Scott Bernstein -- Utility company switches from nuclear power to energy conservation, renewable energy, and electric vehicles / S. David Freeman -- Breeding naturally colored organic cotton eliminates the need for toxic dyes and pesticides / Sally Fox -- Mining the discard supply / Daniel Knapp -- Returning to selective forestry after the failure of clearcutting / Walton Smith -- Transforming hazardous wastes into useful industrial materials / Christopher Nagel and William Haney III -- Urban rooftop agriculture / Paul Mankiewicz -- Transforming Chattanooga into an environmental city / David Crockett -- Redesigning buildings and building materials for environmentally intelligent architecture / William McDonough -- Moving out of the flood plain and designing an environmentally sustainable community / New Pattonsburg, Missouri -- Promoting ecologically sustainable businesses in west coast temperate rain forests / Alana Probst -- Students swap protests for practical work building an ecologically sustainable campus / Daniel Einstein and David Eagan -- Western cattle rancher experiments with sustainable techniques / Jack Turnell -- Mothers of East Los Angeles conserve water, protect the neighborhood, and create jobs / Juana Beatriz Gutierrez -- Sustainable agriculture takes root among family farmers in Iowa / Ron Rosmann -- Zunis launch a sustainable action plan to manage tribal resources / James Enote -- Saving the seed : rescuing important foods and medicinal crops from extinction / Kenny Ausubel -- Cleaning up and reusing abandoned and contaminated industrial sites / Eco-Justice Activists -- Helping families minimize environmental impact one household at a time / David Gershon -- Two approaches to restoring trashed urban rivers / Thomas Schueler and Robert Boone -- Green priest preaches about the need to protect God's creation / Reverend Jeffrey Golliher.
Subject Environmental degradation -- Case studies.
Sustainable development -- Case studies.
Environmental engineers -- Biography.
Environmentalists -- Biography.
ISBN 0262122073

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