New Thinking in Sustainability and EE
July 24, 2018, 3:00-4:00 Eastern
On July 24, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 Eastern, we will hear from two fantastic authors and thinkers in EE as part of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. Dr. Marc Stern (Virginia Tech) and Dr. Bill Scott (University of Bath) have both recently published books that are both inspirational and practical. We'll learn about the new thinking and ideas they're exploring for how we can use social theories to shape our work, understand the challenges and apply new strategies for working toward sustainability, and more.
Four lucky webinar participants will receive free copies of each book. Join us for the webinar to learn more!
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Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainabilit
By Marc Stern, PhD
Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. This novel book provides an accessible survey of a broad range of theories widely applicable to environmental problems that students and practitioners can apply to their work. It serves as a simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation. As part of the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series, it will be a vital resource for conservation scientists, students, and practitioners to better navigate the social complexities of applying their work to real-world problem-solving.
Explains 30 of the most relevant social science theories clearly and concisely for environmental scientists; Includes a range of global case studies demonstrating how theories can be applied to real world challenges; Concludes with a synthesis showing the power of applying multiple theoretical lenses to environmental issues; Illustrated throughout with clear diagrams.
The World We'll Leave Behind: Grasping the Sustainability Challenge
By William Scott, PhD and Paul Vare, PhD
It is now clear that human activity has influenced how the biosphere supports life on Earth, and given rise to a set of connected environmental and social problems. In response to the challenge that these problems present, a series of international conferences and summits led to discussions of sustainable development and the core dilemma of our time: How can we all live well, now and in the future, without compromising the ability of the planet to enable us all to live well.
This book identifies the main issues and challenges we now face; it explains the ideas that underpin them and their interconnection, and discusses a range of strategies through which they might be addressed and possibly resolved. These cover things that governments might do, what businesses and large organisations can contribute, and the scope for individuals, families and communities to get involved. This book is for everyone who cares about such challenges, and wants to know more about them.