Everyday Environmentalism: Law, Nature, and Individual Behavior

Everyday Environmentalism: Law, Nature, and Individual Behavior

by Jason Joseph Czarnezki

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ISBN-13: 9781585761524
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jason J. Czarnezki is Professor of Law in the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School, home to one of the nation’s leading environmental and natural resources law and policy programs. Previously, Professor Czarnezki served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Brock Hornby of the US District Court for the District of Maine and as a law clerk for the Bureau of Legal Services at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Professor Czarnezki received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

About the Author v

How to Use This Book & Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Concerning Consumption 5

A Manifest Destiny 6

B Modern American Consumption 10

Chapter 2 Learning From the Climate Change Crisis 15

A Understanding the Climate Change Crisis 16

B The Response of Law 23

C The Limitations and Promise of Law 28

Chapter 3 The Carbon and Waste Footprints 33

A A Day in the Life 33

B Modern Economics and Regulation of Household Behavior 41

C Everyday. Environmentalism at Home 57

Chapter 4 Food 65

A Food and the Law 66

B The Food System 75

C Improving Consumer Food Choices 79

Chapter 5 Sprawl 89

A The Consequences of Sprawl 90

B Regulating Sprawl and Wetlands 98

C Limiting the Costs of Sprawl 108

Chapter 6 The Unforeseen Costs of Everyday Life: The Destruction of Small Organisms 121

A The Need for Bees (and Other Small Invertebrates) 123

B Law Overlooks Small Organisms 130

C Steps to Protect Small Organisms 135

Chapter 7 Conclusion 141

Appendix A-Examples of How Regulatory Tools Can Influence the Environmental Effects of Everyday Behaviors 151

Index 153

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