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Author Lerner, Steve.

Title Eco-pioneers : practical visionaries solving today's environmental problems / Steve Lerner
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1997]


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Description xii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Jonathan Lash -- 1. Pliny Fisk III: The Search for Low-Impact Building Materials and Techniques -- 2. Lorrie Otto: Bringing Native Plants Back to the American Lawn -- 3. John Todd: Greenhouse Treatment of Municipal Sewage -- 4. Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez: The New Frugality Movement Promotes Living Better by Consuming Less -- 5. Scott Bernstein: Environmental Solutions to Inner-City Problems -- 6. S. David Freeman: A Utility Company Switches from Nuclear Power to Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy, and Electric Vehicles -- 7. Sally Fox: Breeding Naturally Colored Organic Cotton Eliminates the Need for Toxic Dyes and Pesticides -- 8. Daniel Knapp: Mining the Discard Supply -- 9. Walton Smith: Returning to Selective Forestry after the Failure of Clearcutting -- 10. Christopher Nagel and William Haney III: Transforming Hazardous Wastes into Useful Industrial Materials -- 11. Paul Mankiewicz: Urban Rooftop Agriculture -- 12. David Crockett: Transforming Chattanooga into an Environmental City -- 13. William McDonough: Redesigning Buildings and Building Materials for Environmentally Intelligent Architecture -- 14. New Pattonsburg, Missouri: Moving Out of the Flood Plain and Designing an Environmentally Sustainable Community -- 15. Alana Probst: Promoting Ecologically Sustainable Businesses in West Coast Temperate Rain Forests -- 16. Daniel Einstein and David Eagan: Students Swap Protests for Practical Work Building an Ecologically Sustainable Campus -- 17. Jack Turnell: Western Cattle Rancher Experiments with Sustainable Techniques -- 18. Juana Beatriz Gutierrez: The Mothers of East Los Angeles Conserve Water, Protect the Neighborhood, and Create Jobs -- 19. Ron Rosmann: Sustainable Agriculture Takes Root among Family Farmers in Iowa -- 20. James Enote: Zunis Launch a Sustainable Action Plan to Manage Tribal Resources -- 21. Kenny Ausubel: Saving the Seed: Rescuing Important Foods and Medicinal Crops from Extinction -- 22. Eco-Justice Activists: Cleaning Up and Reusing Abandoned and Contaminated Industrial Sites -- 23. David Gershon: Helping Families Minimize Environmental Impact One Household at a Time -- 24. Thomas Schueler and Robert Boone: Two Approaches to Restoring Trashed Urban Rivers -- 25. The Reverend Jeffrey Golliher: A Green Priest Preaches about the Need to Protect God's Creation -- 26. Conclusion
Summary #x1C;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."--From book jacket
Notes Some chapters published previously in different versions--Acknowledgments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [399]-414) and index
Subject Environmental degradation -- United States -- Case studies.
Environmental engineers -- United States -- Biography.
Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography.
Sustainable development -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 97008333
ISBN 0262122073
026262124X (paperback)