Moral Ground

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 9781595341051
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Nature

Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers—to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed center piece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people. Contributors from throughout the world (including North America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe) bring forth a rich variety of heritages and perspectives. Their contributions take many forms, illustrating the rich variety of ways we express our moral beliefs in letters, poems, economic analyses, proclamations, essays, and stories. In the end, their voices affirm why we must move beyond a scientific study and response to embrace an ongoing model of repair and sustainability. These writings demonstrate that scientific analysis and moral conviction can work successfully side-by-side. This is a book that can speak to anyone, regardless of his or her worldview, and that also includes a section devoted to “what next” thinking that helps the reader put the words and ideas into action in their personal lives. Thanks to generous support from numerous landmark organizations, such as the Kendeda Fund and Germeshausen Foundation, the book is just the starting point for a national, and international, discussion that will be carried out in a variety of ways, from online debate to “town hall” meetings, from essay competitions for youth to sermons from pulpits in all denominations. The “Moral Ground movement” will result in a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment on a personal and community level to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future.

Moral Ground Teaching Guide

Author: Kathleen Moore
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 9781595347992
Release Date: 2016-04-03
Genre: Study Aids

A Teaching and Study Guide for Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Maddie Der Widerstand geht weiter

Author: Katie Kacvinsky
ISBN: 9783838725147
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Auch nachdem Maddie bei ihrem Bruder in L.A. eingezogen ist, setzt sie ihren Kampf fort. Gemeinsam mit Justin hilft sie Jugendlichen, die der Digital School den Rücken kehren wollen. Doch dann wird Maddie geschnappt und von der Polizei in eine Jugendstrafanstalt gesteckt. Hier werden alle inhaftiert, die sich gegen das System stellen. Isolationshaft und Gehirnwäsche sind im Gefängnis an der Tagesordnung und der Wille der meisten Insassen wird innerhalb kürzester Zeit gebrochen. Maddie ist lange standhaft! Doch die Haftbedingungen zermürben auch sie und schließlich ist sie kurz davor, aufzugeben. Wie soll sie alleine im Gefängnis gegen die übermächtig erscheinenden Gegner bestehen? Erst als der junge Aufseher Gabe ihr zu verstehen gibt, dass er auf ihrer Seite steht, schöpft Maddie neue Hoffnung. Aber um das System zu besiegen, muss sie sehr weit gehen ...

Dylan und Gray

Author: Katie Kacvinsky
ISBN: 9783838719986
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Gray ist ein cooler Typ. Er interessiert sich nicht sonderlich für das, was um ihn herum passiert. Dylan ist das pure Gegenteil: Sie sprüht vor Energie und will aus jedem Tag etwas Besonderes machen. Die beiden könnten nicht unterschiedlicher sein - und doch lernen sich kennen und verlieben sich ineinander. In Dylans klapprigem Auto erkunden sie die Wüste, schreiben eine Ode auf einen Kaktus und adoptieren einen zotteligen Hund. Doch irgendwann ist der Sommer zu Ende, und die beiden müssen erkennen, wie leicht es ist, sich zu verlieben - und wie viel schwerer es sein kann, sich zu verzeihen und wiederzufinden, wenn man sich einmal verloren hat.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

Author: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317232193
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Architecture

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaining our shared planet.? In addressing issues of design for global impact, behavior change, systems and strategy, ethics and values, this handbook presents a unique and powerful design perspective.? Just as there are multiple definitions of design, so there are several definitions of sustainability, making it difficult to find unity. The term can sometimes be seen as a goal to achieve, or a characteristic to check off on a list of criteria.? In actuality, we will never finish being sustainable. We must instead always strive to design, work, and live sustainably. The voices throughout this handbook present many different characteristics, layers, approaches, and perspectives in this journey of sustaining.? This handbook divides into five sections, which together present a holistic approach to understanding the many facets of sustainable design: Part 1: Systems and Design Part 2: Global Impact Part 3: Values, Ethics, and Identity Part 4: Design for Behavior Change ?? Part 5: Moving Forward ? This handbook will be invaluable to those wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainable design and students and practitioners of Environmental Studies, Architecture, Product Design and the Visual Arts. ?

Sustainable Heritage

Author: Amalia Leifeste
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317607588
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Architecture

This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritage reframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and sustainable-design strategies into cross-disciplinary themes. Through topics such as Cultural Relationships with Nature, Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, and Resource Systems; Integrating Biodiversity into the Built Environment Rehabilitation Practice; Fixing the Shortcomings Within Community Design, Planning, and Policy; Strategies for Adapting Buildings and Structures for Rising Sea Levels; and Vehicles as a Microcosm of Approaching Built Environment Rehabilitation, the book explores contemporary ecological and heritage ethics as a strategy for improving the livability of the built environment. The authors provide a holistic critique of the challenges we face in light of climate and cultural changes occurring from the local to the global level. It synthesizes the best practices offered by separate disciplines as one cohesive way forward toward sustainable design. The authors consider strategies for increasing the physical and cultural longevity of the built environment, why these two are so closely paired, and the potential their overlap offers for sustained and meaningful inhabitation. Sustainable Heritage unites students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines with one common language and more closely aligned sets of objectives for preservation and sustainable design.

Max Weber

Author: Joachim Radkau
ISBN: 3423347902
Release Date: 2014-02-01

The Violence of Climate Change

Author: Kevin J. O'Brien
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781626164352
Release Date: 2017-06
Genre: Philosophy

It is beyond debate that human beings are the primary cause of climate change. Many think of climate change as primarily a scientific, economic, or political problem, and those perspectives inform Kevin O'Brien's analysis. But O'Brien argues that we should respond to climate change first and foremost as a case of systematic and structural violence. As he points out, global warming is primarily caused by the carbon emissions of the affluent, emissions that harm the poor first and worst. Climate change divides human beings from one another and from the earth; in short, global warming and climate change is violence. In order to sustain a constructive and creative response to this violence, he contends, society needs practical examples of activism and nonviolent peacemaking. O'Brien identifies five such examples from US history, providing brief biographies of heroic individuals whose idealism and social commitment and political savvy can model the fight against climate change and for climate justice: Quaker abolitionist John Woolman; social reformer Jane Addams; Catholic worker advocate Dorothy Day; civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; and union organizer Cesar Chavez. These moral exemplars, all of whom were motivated by their Christian faith, serve as witnesses to those seeking to make peace in response to the violence of climate change.

Best of 2015

Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 9781595347725
Release Date: 2015-10-17
Genre: Literary Collections

Selections from Trinity University Press's best books of 2015.

Wachstumsperspektiven ausgew hlter Entwicklungs und Schwellenl nder

Author: Sven Bolt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640967797
Release Date: 2013-09

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich VWL - Konjunktur und Wachstum, Note: 1,0, FOM Hochschule fur Oekonomie & Management gemeinnutzige GmbH, Hochschulstudienzentrum Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Finanzkrise 2008/2009 fuhrte zu einem dramatischen Einbruch der weltweiten wirtschaftlichen Aktivitat. Wahrend die Industrielander derzeit erste Stabilisierungsanzeichen aufzeigen, jedoch zum Teil immer noch rezessive Tendenzen aufweisen, konnten zahlreiche Entwicklungs- und Schwellenlander bereits wieder ihren Wachstumskurs der vergangenen Jahre aufnehmen. Neben institutionellen und privaten Investoren richten zunehmend auch Wissenschaftler ihren Blick auf die rasante Entwicklung der Entwicklungslander. Wahrend die Einen auf wachsenden Wohlstand und wirtschaftliche Konvergenz spekulieren, furchten derweil die Anderen eine Beschleunigung des Klimawandels durch steigenden Ressourcenverbrauch und Bevolkerungswachstum. Tatsachlich nahm die wirtschaftliche Bedeutung der Entwicklungs- und Schwellenlander im Laufe der vergangenen Jahre signifikant zu. Ihr Anteil am Welt-Bruttoinlandsprodukt stieg 2007 auf 25,9%. Doch bilden die Entwicklungs- und Schwellenlander keine homogene Gruppe. Die zunehmende weltwirtschaftliche Verflechtung und der globale Technologieaustausch wirken auf viele Teile der Welt ungleich. So gelang es zahlreichen Landern ihren Lebensstandard deutlich zu erhohen und an das Niveau der Industrielander anzuknupfen, wohingegen andere Lander noch immer nicht die Barrieren hin zu einem nachhaltigen Wachstum durchbrechen konnten.Innerhalb des Wachstumsprozesses und der Wachstumsdynamik verschiedener Lander existieren offenbar grosse Unterschiede, so dass die Erklarung des Wirtschaftswachstums die zentrale Herausforderung der Wachstums- und Entwicklungsokonomik darstellt. Das breite Spektrum entwicklungstheoretischer Meinungen und die hohe Komplexitat des Entwicklungsprozesses erschweren dabei die Identifizierung der wachstumstreibenden Faktoren.Inso

Humankind and Nature

Author: Albert Wong
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443873529
Release Date: 2015-01-12
Genre: Nature

As climate change continues to batter the coastlines of North America and elsewhere, and as extreme weather events provide abundant proof of its reality, religious leaders can no longer ignore the fact that the human has become a geologic force, a force that must be re-educated and re-formed in order to guarantee safe passage into a sustainable future. Hopefully, Jesuits and their lay partners can continue to provide leadership in regard to this issue, correctly identified by Fr Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, as a top priority. In this particular context, the role of religions and their valuable contributions must be evaluated. Religion’s role is not simply one of morality; rather, it seeks, especially in Christianity, to show the face of God. It is out of this relation that believers then seek to live towards the “good,” especially in relation to their neighbours, creation and God. Religious believers may have failed severely in communicating this relationship in the twenty-first century. This publication gathers together a roster of Western and Asian experts’ contributions from various fields of knowledge related to ecology, anthropology, religions and ethics, economics, technology, and to environmental and health protection studies. This collection of essays embracing a wide scope of current topics, theme and questions will renew awareness of the ecological dilemma and stimulate reflection on its spiritual and social dimensions.

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789086867530
Release Date: 2012

Climate change is a major framing condition for sustainable development of agriculture and food. Global food production is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time it is among the sectors worst affected by climate change.This book brings together a multidisciplinary group of authors exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food. Conceptual clarifications provide a necessary basis for putting sustainable development into practice. Adaptation and mitigation demand altering both agricultural and consumption practices. Intensive vs. extensive production is reassessed with regard to animal welfare, efficiency and environmental implications. Property rights pay an ever-increasing role, as do shifting land-use practices, agro-energy, biotechnology, food policy to green consumerism. And, last but not least, tools are suggested for teaching agricultural and food ethics.Notwithstanding the plurality of ethical analyses and their outcome, it becomes apparent that governance of agri-food is faced by new needs and new approaches of bringing in the value dimension much more explicitly. This book is intended to serve as a stimulating collection that will contribute to debate and reflection on the sustainable future of agriculture and food production in the face of global change.

The Republic of Nature

Author: Mark Fiege
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295804149
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: History

In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website:

Die Furcht des Weisen Band 2

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608102277
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Erleben Sie, wie Kvothe im Feenreich der betörenden Felurian begegnet, die ihn durch ihre märchenhafte Schönheit fast willenlos macht. Nur durch eine List kann er sich aus ihren Armen befreien. Und sein Weg führt ihn weiter zu den stillen Kriegern der Adem, von denen er die hohe Kunst des Lethani erlernt und das Schwert Saicere verliehen bekommt. Mit ihm und einem von Felurian gewobenen Schattenmantel tritt er die Reise zurück zum Hof des mächtigen Maer an, doch unterwegs wartet entsetzliches Unheil auf ihn ... Dieser 2. Teil des Nachfolgebands von »Der Name des Windes« steckt wieder voller neuer Geschichten und Ideen von Patrick. Der Band ist daher so umfangreich geworden, dass man ihn teilen musste in zwei Bände - »Die Furcht des Weisen 1« und »Die Furcht des Weisen 2«. Mit »Die Furcht des Weisen« legt Patrick Rothfuss den zweiten Teil der Königsmörder-Chronik-Trilogie vor, der in den USA bei Kritikern und Fantasylesern begeistert aufgenommen wurde und schon bald einen der vorderen Plätze in der New York Times Bestsellerliste belegte. 2007 wurde Patrick Rothfuss für seinen Roman »Der Name des Windes« mit dem Quill Award sowie dem Pulishers Weekly Award für das beste Fantasy-Buch des Jahres ausgezeichnet.