Boston University - The Development of Sustainable Environmental Responsibility - CAS GE 522 - Reibstein - Spring 2020
Developing Sustainable Environmental Responsibility is the first book of its kind, helping readers to embrace the extraordinarily large and often overwhelming field of environmental issues through the integration of individual perspectives and efforts in a shared context. It is an invaluable complement to specialized courses on environmental science, law, policy, journalism, diplomacy, economics, international relations, sociology, psychology and history. The book's overviews of history, consciousness, and the principles of democracy show how the environmental emergency can be addressed through rights-based governance and a focus on root causes and problem solving. It contains information and exercises that generate pragmatic hope and enhance skills necessary for removing barriers to progress.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Tool for Integration
Chapter 2: Stretching Exercises
Chapter 3: Pragmatic Hope
Chapter 4: The Solution Space and Climate Change
Chapter 5: The Quality of Environmental Consciousness
Chapter 6: The History of Environmental Awareness
Chapter 7: The Relationship with Nature
Chapter 8: The Need for Environmental Governance
Chapter 9: A Vision of Effective Anti-Pollution Law
About The Author
Richard Reibstein is the founder and Director of the Regulated Community Compliance Project at Boston University, where he teaches environmental law and policy in the Department of Earth and Environment. He was named the 2015 Pollution Prevention Champion from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, and was the recipient of the 2000 Individual Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Reibstein's work was recognized in two Ford Foundation awards for Innovation in State Government received by the program he served. For 27 years Mr. Reibstein helped develop and manage the Office of Technical Assistance for Toxics Use Reduction for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, working with hundreds of facilities to reduce the use of toxic substances, energy and water, and comply with relevant laws. Mr. Reibstein also helped the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launch its efforts to stem the tide of electronic wastes, the countries of Chile, Brazil, and Estonia to establish pollution prevention programs.
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