Working Toward Sustainability: Ethical Decision-Making In A Technological World
Publish Date: 2011-11-01
Author: Charles J. Kibert;Martha C. Monroe;Anna L. Peterson;Richard R. Plate;Leslie Paul Thiele
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A comprehensive introduction to the ethics of sustainability for empowering professionals and practitioners in many different fields
By building the framework for balancing technological developments with their social and environmental effects, sustainable practices have grounded the vision of the green movement for the past few decades. Now deeply rooted in the public conscience, sustainability has put its stamp on various institutions and sectors, from national to local governments, from agriculture to tourism, and from manufacturing to resource management. But until now, the technological sector has operated without a cohesive set of sustainability principles to guide its actions. Working Toward Sustainability fills this gap by empowering professionals in various fields with an understanding of the ethical foundations they need to promoting and achieving sustainable development.
In addition, Working Toward Sustainability:
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the ethics of sustainability for those in the technical fields whether construction, engineering, resource management, the sciences, architecture, or design
Supports nine central principles using case studies, exercises, and instructor material
Includes illustrations throughout to help bring the concepts to life
By demonstrating that sustainable solutions tart with ethical choices, this groundbreaking book helps professionals in virtually every sector and field of endeavor work toward sustainability.