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Engaging the Public with Climate Change

Engaging the Public with Climate Change

Behaviour Change and Communication

  • Author: Lorraine Whitmarsh,Irene Lorenzoni,Saffron O'Neill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136540482
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Despite increasing public awareness of climate change, our behaviours relating to consumption and energy use remain largely unchanged. This book answers the urgent call for effective engagement methods to foster sustainable lifestyles, community action, and social change. Written by practitioners and academics, the chapters combine theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical guidance, examining what works and what doesn't, and providing transferable lessons for future engagement approaches. Showcasing innovative thought and approaches from around the world, this book is essential reading for anyone working to foster real and lasting behavioural and social change.

Ecohouse

Ecohouse

A Design Guide

  • Author: Susan Roaf,Manuel Fuentes,Stephanie Thomas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0750669039
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 479
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As the need to slow climate change becomes increasingly urgent, growing numbers of people are looking to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of their own buildings by using more ecologically sound techniques. Ecohouse provides design information about the latest low-impact materials and technologies, showcasing the newest and best 'green' solutions with international case studies demonstrating sustainable design in action around the world. This edition has been expanded to include advice on powering ecohouses using renewable energy - including wind, micro hydro and heat pumps - and an introduction to low-impact building materials such as lime, earth and hemp. New case studies from across the globe have been added to inspire readers with real-life examples of how to make an ecohouse work.

Living in a Low-Carbon Society in 2050

Living in a Low-Carbon Society in 2050

  • Author: H. Herring
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137264896
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 231
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Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.

Eco-Renovation

Eco-Renovation

The Ecological Home Improvement Guide

  • Author: Edward Harland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 242
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Eco-Renovation, published by Chelsea Green's U.K. Green Books, is organized under four main heading energy, health, and materials. The book guides you each of these fields, and prioritizes choices according basic ecological principles of recycling, self-sufficient renewability, conservation, and efficiency. It includes checklist for making an ecological assessment of you and detailed appendices that will enable you to lo "greener" products.

Greening Your Home

Greening Your Home

Successful Eco-Renovation Strategies

  • Author: Thomas Teuwen,Laura Lynn Parker
  • Publisher: Self-Counsel Press
  • ISBN: 1770409629
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 128
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We all want a more environmentally smart home, but many of us worry it will cost too much, be too difficult to fix or maintain, and not worth the bother. Not so. This book identifies the practical path to a more sustainable household. Because your situation is unique it focuses on strategies that you can readily adapt to your circumstance. It helps you to develop a familiarity with the issues so that whether you do the work yourself or hire experienced professionals, you can turn your ideals into reality. Good environmental practices need not be intimidating or expensive. This book, part of the Self-Counsel Press Green series, shows you the way.

Ecohouse 2

Ecohouse 2

a design guide

  • Author: Susan Roaf,Manuel Fuentes,Stephanie Thomas
  • Publisher: Architectural Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 413
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Ecohouse 2 tells you how to design low energy, environmentally friendly buildings. It provides the foundations for building design in a warming world, and shows how to take the first step towards the zero-carbon emission buildings of tomorrow. Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case-study Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy efficient design or 'eco design'. This second edition, a follow up to the best selling original, introduces new sections including earth sheltering and reed beds. It also explores 24 case-studies of ecohouses from around the world. It is an ideal comprehensive reference for architects, designers and their clients, as well as self builders, who wish to help make sustainable design a reality. * 24 case studies from around the world show how Ecohouse principles can be applied in different climates and cultures * Contributions from experts including Christopher Day, Robert and Brenda Vale, Steven Szokolay, Peter Warm, Paul Jennings, Andre Viljoen and Nick Grant provide key specialist know-how * Discussion of environmentally-friendly form and construction gives both students and practitioners an invaluable overview of the topic

Teach Yourself Green Parenting

Teach Yourself Green Parenting

  • Author: Lynoa Cattanach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 219
  • View: 2897
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"Green" your baby Teach Yourself Green Parenting provides you with the means for raising your child to be an ethical, environmentally aware adult. It takes you beyond the basics of washable versus disposable diapers to issues involving pregnancy, childbirth, education, travel, clothing, toys, and much more.

Eco Living

Eco Living

A Handbook for the 21st Century

  • Author: Karen Christensen
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • ISBN: 9780749920449
  • Category: Environmental Health
  • Page: 222
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Fuelled by continuing media coverage of issues such as food safety, pollution, GM foods and the risks of new technologies, the public want to know what they can do to protect themselves and their families from harm and their environment from damage. Eco Living is the essential handbook for green living today.

Natural Remodeling for the Not-so-green House

Natural Remodeling for the Not-so-green House

Bringing Your Home Into Harmony with Nature

  • Author: Carol Venolia,Kelly Lerner
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781579906542
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 280
  • View: 1757
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This lavishly photographed guide--the loving labor of two internationally renowned architects--will become a cornerstone work for years to come. By focusing on remodeling rather than building from scratch, it redefines the best way to "go green" and addresses a timely topic in a way designed to appeal to a growing and eager audience. Absolutely indispensable for anyone hoping to renovate the natural way. The two have produced a remarkable book--packed with information and photos, and the first ever in full color to cover the subject. It s lush and exquisite to look at, filled with motivational case studies and informative graphics, and completely user-friendly. Every page leads would-be remodelers through the process of understanding their home, its surroundings, and themselves so they ll arrive at the perfect design solution. The suggestions range from "easy fixes"--perhaps adding plants for extra shade or trimming back those that block the sun--to more advanced projects, such as building a solar water heating system.