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Principles of Sustainable Living With Web Resource

Principles of Sustainable Living With Web Resource

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    No one can argue against wanting a better quality of life—and Principles of Sustainable Living: A New Vision for Health, Happiness, and Prosperity provides keen insight into how to achieve that so that individuals, communities, and the environment all come out winners.

    This transdisciplinary text presents principles of sustainability, develops environmental literacy, and expands awareness of sustainable practices that will steer readers toward a lifestyle that they, as well as the entire planet, will benefit from.

    Author Richard Jurin, an expert in sustainable living, has written numerous publications on sustainable development, business leadership for sustainability, and related issues. He takes students beyond sustainability’s traditional “triple bottom line” of people, profit, and planet to a quadruple paradigm that includes economic, sociocultural, psychological, and ecological aspects of sustainability.

    This text is supported by its own website, which includes an instructor guide, test package, study guide, and presentation package. The book’s 36 illustrations and tables are all included in the presentation package. The text offers

    • principles of sustainability that support a range of university courses in multiple disciplines;

    • a systems approach to sustainability that reflects worldwide views and values;

    • case studies, personal reflections, and applications that help students understand their status and the challenges of the future; and

    • guidelines for developing sustainable living through daily choices.

    The book explores the mind-sets that have created the modern, consumer-based world we live in, exposing environmental and societal global problems as it does; lays out new ways of thinking, championing sustainable thinking as a prerequisite for living a healthy, happy, vibrant life that benefits the planet; and details positive options for living a sustainable lifestyle. Readers will be able to understand sustainability from a broad perspective—how it can improve their lives, resolve environmental problems, and improve the condition of the planet for all life.

    Principles of Sustainable Living points out the problems and challenges we face individually and as caretakers of our planet and offers lifestyle approaches that can sustain quality of life long into the future.

    Audience

    Text for university courses in recreation, leisure studies, and health and courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, and environmental sciences.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Moving Toward a New Way of Living

    Attaining Sustainability

    Understanding What Is Important

    Worldviews That Shaped Our Thinking

    Barriers to Change

    Changing Our Thinking

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 2 Social and Cultural Trends

    Trends That Shape Our Lives

    Consequences of Current Trends

    Catalysts for Future Trends

    Creating New Trends

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 3 Standard of Living versus Quality of Life

    Waking Up From the Illusion of the American Dream

    Redefining Progress

    All-Encompassing Consumerism

    Advertising

    Marketing

    Adjusting Our Attitude

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 4 Thinking Systemically and Sustainably

    Systemic Versus Symptomatic Thinking

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing Root Problems

    Thinking Sustainably

    Barriers to Changing our thinking

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 5 Economics, Prosperity, and Sustainability

    Brief History of Economics

    Types of Economies

    Our Current High Standard of Living

    Measures of Current Wealth

    Economics Undermining Community

    Managing and Avoiding Personal Debt

    Improving Economic Practices to Enhance Quality of Life

    New Measures of Prosperity

    Reshaping the Global Economy

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 6 Choosing a Healthy, Sustainable Lifestyle

    Reasons for Poor Health

    Industrial Farming

    Sustainable Farming Methods

    Corporate Agriculture versus Community Supported Agriculture

    Healthy Lifestyle Choices

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 7 Happiness and Well-Being

    Determinants of Happiness and Well-Being

    Ranking Happiness and Well-Being

    Emotional Well-Being

    Social Well-Being

    Ecological and Spiritual Well-Being

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 8 Education

    Education in the 21st Century

    Becoming an Informed Citizen

    Communicating Effectively

    Reforming Education

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 9 Technology and Industrial Ecology

    Shifting Toward a Sustainability Paradigm

    Technology Involves Risk

    Industrial Ecology

    Green Energy and Society

    Biommicry

    The Future of Electrical Energy

    Managing and Eliminating Waste

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 10 Community

    Types of Communities

    What Makes Up a Community

    Community Resilience

    Social Benefits of Community

    Substitute Communities

    Urban Renewal

    Postmodern Communities

    Economic Community

    Urban and Community Gardens

    Civic Agency

    Moving Toward Sustainable Communities

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 11 Transitioning to Sustainable Living

    Transitional Communities

    Ecovillages

    Relocalization and Resilience

    New Urbanism

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    Chapter 12 On the Edge of Change

    Change Is Possible

    Transitioning to a New Culture

    Cultivating New Perspectives

    Adopting New Ideas

    Becoming Cultural Critics

    Facilitating Discussion

    Affecting Change

    Improving Policy-Making

    Creating a Cooperative World

    Achieving Empowerment

    Summary

    Learning Activities

    Glossary

    References and Resources

    About the Author

    Richard Jurin, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. His research interests include worldviews as barriers to sustainability, sustainable development, business leadership for sustainability, and sustainability in tourism and interpretation.

    Dr. Jurin has two other books to his credit as well as book chapters and numerous articles on sustainability and related issues. He has made dozens of professional presentations on sustainability, including keynote presentations at national conferences. He received the University of Northern Colorado Academic Leadership Excellence Award for 2010-11.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/PrinciplesOfSustainableLiving

    Instructor guide. Contains chapter overviews, extended learning activities, discussion starters, web links, and additional readings.
    Test package. Includes hundreds of multiple choice, true-and-false, and matching questions.
    Presentation package. Includes a comprehensive series of PowerPoint slides for each chapter.
    Web resource. Contains chapter overviews, vocabulary terms with definitions and without, extended learning activities, research and response assignments, and web links.