Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh

Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh

by Patricia M. DeMarco

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Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh by Patricia M. DeMarco

Pittsburgh has a rich history of social consciousness in calls for justice and equity. Today, the movement for more sustainable practices is rising in Pittsburgh. Against a backdrop of Marcellus shale gas development, initiatives emerge for a sustainable and resilient response to the climate change and pollution challenges of the twenty-first century. People, institutions, communities and corporations in Pittsburgh are leading the way to a more sustainable future.
            Examining the experience of a single city, with all of its social and political complexities and long industrial history, allows a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to a changing world. Choices for more sustainable pathways for the future include transforming the energy system, restoring infertile ground, and preventing pollution through green chemistry production. Throughout the book, case studies responding to ethical challenges give specific examples of successful ways forward. Inspired by Rachel Carson’s voice of precaution in protecting the Earth, this is a book about empowerment and hope.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822983002
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 11/10/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 937,843
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Patricia M. DeMarco is a visiting research professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a senior scholar at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is also a former executive director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. DeMarco has spent a thirty-year career in energy and environmental policy in both private and public sector positions, and currently serves as councilwoman for the Borough of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania. In 2017 she was honored with the Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Foreword by Linda Lear Introduction PART 1 - CONNECTING TO THE LIVING EARTH 1 - LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF THE EARTH 2 - PRESERVING THE LIVING EARTH 3 - INSPIRING A SENSE OF WONDER PART II - CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE PATHWAYS 4 - TRANSFORMING THE ENERGY SYSTEM 5 - RESTORING FERTILE GROUND 6 - PREVENTING POLLUTION PART III - EMPOWERING CHANGE 7 - MOBILIZING AWARENESS TO ACTION 8 - THE NEW ECONOMY: VALUE BEYOND PRICE 9 - BUILDING A RESILIENT CITY CONCLUSION - THE POWER OF JOINED VOICES NOTES SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

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