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Main Title Eco-Pioneers : Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems /
Author Lerner, Steve.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 36656387
ISBN 0262122073; 9780262122078; 026262124X; 9780262621243
Subjects Environmental degradation--United States--Case studies ; Sustainable development--United States--Case studies ; Environmental engineers--United States--Biography ; Environmentalists--United States--Biography ; Umweltschutz ; Pionier ; Nachhaltigkeit ; Umweltvertr aglichkeit ; Fallstudiensammlung ; USA ; Duurzame ontwikkeling ; Milieugedrag ; Ecologische beweging ; Milieuaantasting ; Milieubescherming
Internet Access
Description Access URL
University of Alberta Access
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  GE150.L47 1997 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/01/2002
ESAM  GE150.L47 1997 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/22/1998
Collation xii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-414) and index.
Contents Notes
"Following the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Steve Lerner spent four years searching out people he came to call #x18;eco-pioneers#x19;#x14;the modern pathfinders who are working in the American pragmatic tradition to reduce the pace of environmental degradation. In this book, Lerner puts a human face on Earth Summit rhetoric, finding out what sustainable development actually looks like in the United States. He provides case studies of eco-pioneers who are inventing sustainable ways to log forests, grow food, save plant species, run cattle, build houses, clean up cities, redesign rural communities, generate power, conserve water, protect rivers and wildlife, treat hazardous waste, reuse materials, and reduce both consumption and waste. Together they are creating ways of living and working that many analysts believe are essential to an ecologically sustainable future."--Jacket.