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            How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and spokesperson for their anti-plastic campaign

            How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and spokesperson for their anti-plastic campaign (Hardback)

            By McCallum, Will

            Plastic is everywhere - from the deepest canyons in the ocean to the frozen Arctic tundra. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals; by 2020 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fi...sh by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference?This book offers a handy guide for what you can do in their own homes, communities and workplaces to start bringing about the end of our plastic dependent age. From easy wins such as using a reusable keep cup for your morning coffee, to lesser-known hacks like fixing a filter to your washing machine to catch some of the mircofibres released from your clothes (microfibers are responsible for up to 30% of plastic in the ocean).Packed with the latest research, useful tips, and anecdotes from scientists in the field and success stories from local communities round the world - this is an essential overview of why we should all be working together no matter where we are in the world to reduce the amount of plastic being produced.
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            ISBN 9780241363218
            Released NZ 28 May 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Adani: Following Their Dirty Footsteps

            Adani: Following Their Dirty Footsteps (Paperback)

            By Simpson, Lindsay

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            Adani's license to mine 60 million tonnes of coal for 60 years threatens Australia's precious ancient source of groundwater in the Galillee Basin, a vast underground water reservoir, part of the Great Artesian Basin, occupying more than 20% of Australia. How could a company with ...a globally disastrous reputation for environmental destruction along with a dubious financial status woo an Australian Prime Minister, a State Premier and a handful of regional mayors to back a project to build Australia's largest coalmine and the world's largest coal terminal only kilometres from the Great Barrier Reef? This book documents the inconceivable story of how Australian governments abrogated their responsibilities to protect this world heritage icon; bypassing environmental safeguards, thereby irrevocably damaging Australia's reputation as environmental steward of some of the world's most valuable natural assets.
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            ISBN 9781925581478
            Published NZ 15 Aug 2018
            Publisher Spinifex Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question

            New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question (Paperback)

            By Brenner, Neil

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            The urban condition is today being radically transformed. Urban restructuring is accelerating, new urban spaces are being consolidated, and new forms of urbanization are crystallizing. In New Urban Spaces, Neil Brenner argues that understanding these mutations of urban life requi...res not only concrete research, but new theories of urbanization. To this end, Brenner proposes an approach that breaks with inherited conceptions of the urban as a bounded settlement unit-the city or the metropolis-and explores the multiscalar constitution and periodic rescaling of the capitalist urban fabric. Drawing on critical geopolitical economy and spatialized approaches to state theory, Brenner offers a paradigmatic account of how rescaling processes are transforming inherited formations of urban space and their variegated consequences for emergent patterns and pathways of urbanization. The book also advances an understanding of critical urban theory as radically revisable: key urban concepts must be continually reinvented in relation to the relentlessly mutating worlds of urbanization they aspire to illuminate.
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            ISBN 9780190627195
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
              

            This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (EPUB ebook)

            By Klein, Naomi

            You have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. This book about capitalism states that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. It exposes ...the myths that are clouding the climate debate.
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            ISBN 9780141971803
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            Language en
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2014
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards a Greener Future
             

            The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards a Greener Future (EPUB ebook)

            By Boyd, David R.

            Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges - climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved, while substanti...al progress is ongoing on others. The Optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species - from bald eagles to gray whales - pulled back from the precipice of extinction. Thousands of new parks, protecting billions of hectares of land and water. The salvation of the ozone layer, vital to life on Earth. The exponential growth of renewable energy powered by wind, water, and sun. The race to be the greenest city in the world. Remarkable strides in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink. The banning of dozens of the world's most toxic chemicals. A circular economy where waste is a thing of the past. Past successes pave the way for even greater achievements in the future. Providing a powerful antidote to environmental despair, this book inspires optimism, leading readers to take action and exemplifying how change can happen. A bright green future is not only possible, it's within our grasp.
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            ISBN 9781770907645
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            Released NZ 1 Aug 2015
            Publisher NewSouth Books
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            There's A Hippo In My Cistern: One Man's Misadventures on the ECO-Frontline
             

            There's A Hippo In My Cistern: One Man's Misadventures on the ECO-Frontline (Paperback)

            By May, Pete

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            The hilarious true-life tale of one man's journey from self-confessed planet-killing lad to eco-friendly, green-crusader Dad set against the backdrop of Cool Britannia, Blair's Britain and the rise of the green movement.

            ISBN 9780007264315
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2008
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Who Guards the Guardians?: Intercultural Dialogue on Environmental Guardianship
             

            Who Guards the Guardians?: Intercultural Dialogue on Environmental Guardianship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raine, Peter

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            ISBN 9780761825814
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2003
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Liberation Ecologies
             

            Liberation Ecologies (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            Edited by Peet, Richard; Watts, Michael

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            Liberation Ecologies elaborates a political-economic explanation of environmental crisis, drawing from the most recent advances in social theory.

            ISBN 9780415312363
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2004
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

            Rawls and the Environmental Crisis (Hardback)

            By Welburn, Dominic

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            Impending environmental crises have led to general consensus within green political thought that liberal principles of justice and green concerns make for uneasy bedfellows. This book critiques the contextual framework within which Rawls's political liberalism is assessed as suit...able or unsuitable for 'greening'. It provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the research done on the subjects of Rawls and environmental concerns. It challenges an emerging consensus within the existing literature that Rawls's political philosophy can only incorporate minimal green concerns by offering an alternative communitarian reading of Rawls's 'well-ordered society' that allows for the possibility of a 'darker' green, Rawlsian stewardship ethic. The book outlines the plurality of methodological and ethical approaches undertaken by green political theorists in analysing the contribution Rawls's theory makes to environmental concerns. The variety of approaches undertaken by theorists in this area highlight a certain arbitrariness of the 'tests' or 'standards' used to measure the green credentials of Rawls's political theory. Finally the book argues that attempts to rule out the green credentials of Rawls's theory form part of a wider disquiet, and even frustration, with the inability of liberal and procedurally-neutral polities to instil the requisite virtues and qualities of character to develop a new generation of environmental citizens able to address environmental crises. Rawls and Environmental Stewardship fills the gap for a much needed reassessment of 25 years of critiques of Rawls. This inspiring book is of great interest to researchers in contemporary political philosophy, environmental ethics, green political theory, stewardship theory and all those interested in renewing existing conceptions of deliberative democracy.
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            ISBN 9780415721721
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies
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            Thinking through Landscape
             

            Thinking through Landscape (Hardback)

            By Berque, Augustin

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            Our attitude to nature has changed over time. This book explores the historical, literary and philosophical origins of the changes in our attitude to nature that allowed environmental catastrophes to happen. It presents a philosophical reflection on human societies' attitude to t...he environment, informed by the history of the concept of landscape and the role played by the concept of nature in the human imagination and features a wealth of examples from around the world to help understand the contemporary environmental crisis in the context of both the built and natural environment. Thinking Through Landscape locates the start of this change in human labour and urban elites being cut off from nature. Nature became an imaginary construct masking our real interaction with the natural world. The book argues that this gave rise to a theoretical and literary appreciation of landscape at the expense of an effective practical engagement with nature. It draws on Heideggerian ontology and Veblen's sociology, providing a powerful distinction between two attitudes to landscape: the tacit knowledge of earlier peoples engaged in creating the landscape through their work - landscaping thought - and the explicit theoretical and aesthetic attitudes of modern city dwellers who love nature while belonging to a civilization that destroys the landscape - landscape thinking . This book gives a critical survey of landscape thought and theory for students, researchers and anyone interested in human societies' relation to nature in the fields of landscape studies, environmental philosophy, cultural geography and environmental history.
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            ISBN 9780415821155
            Released NZ 4 Apr 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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