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Author Rowell, Alexis.

Title Communities, Councils and a Low Carbon Future : What We Can Do If Governments Won't
Published Chicago : UIT Cambridge Ltd., 2010
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Description 1 online resource (604 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedications; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Rob Hopkins; Introduction; 1. A vision of a Transition council; 2. Finding your way around local government and influencing a council; 3. The view from the inside -- the experiences of four eco-councillors; 4. Biodiversity and green spaces; 5. Energy efficiency; 6. Energy generation; 7. Food; 8. Planning; 9. Procurement; 10. Recycling; 11. Transport; 12. Water; 13. Well-being; 14. Getting elected; Appendix: Executive summary of the Transition Audit of Somerset County Council; References; Resources; Index
Summary The idea that councils can play a significant role in helping us to prepare for a low-carbon future may seem unlikely, but the fact is that they could be a big part of the solution. Local authorities have a duty of care to think about the future, and they can address the moral aspects as well as the operational and business aspects of their communities. They can help us to reduce the environmental impact of our lives in every way possible. Communities, Councils and a Low-Carbon Future includes current examples of best eco-practice from local authorities across the UK and elsewhere, and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Climatic changes -- Prevention -- Citizen participation.
Climatic changes -- Great Britain -- Prevention -- Citizen participation -- Case studies.
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation.
Environmental protection -- Great Britain -- Citizen participation -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857840568