Fatal Consumption: Rethinking Sustainable Development

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Robert F. Woollard, Aleck S. Ostry
UBC Press, 2001 - 280 من الصفحات
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Why do we claim to value sustainability while acting in an unsustainable fashion? How can we reduce our consumption drastically and move toward a sustainable social system when our society is specifically based on consumption? These two linked questions are at the heart of this important book, the result of a four-year interdisciplinary study of British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Basin.

Taking the slogan "think globally, act locally" to heart, the contributors to Fatal Consumption are theoretical as well as practical. Though specific in focus, the analysis in Fatal Consumption can be generalized to most North American urban areas. It offers both an understanding of the present and hope for a sustainable future, counterbalancing a discussion of the opportunities for change with a frank examination of the barriers to such change.

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Fatal Consumption When Too Much Is Not Enough
3
Ecological Footprints and the Pathology of Consumption
21
Global Consumption from the Perspective of Population Health
52
Social Capital Civil Society and Social Transformation
69
What Is Stopping Sustainability? Examining the Barriers to Implementation of Clouds of Change
101
Integrating Economy Society and Environment through Policy Assessment
130
Local versus Central Influences in Planning for Community Health
166
The City of Richmond Reflections on Sustainability in Action
200
The BC Sawmill Industry A Case Study of Community and Ecological Sustainability
228
Working Together and the Prospect for Hope
248
Contributors
264
Index
266
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Robert F. Woollard, M.D. is Royal Canadian LegionProfessor and head of the Department of Family Practice in the Facultyof Medicine at UBC. He is also co-chair of the UBC Task Force onHealthy and Sustainable Communities. Aleck S. Ostry isassistant professor in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiologyin the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.

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