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Books cover environmental education, environmental literacy, and the overall greening of schools, colleges and universities. Greening schools involves a comprehensive incorporation of sustainability issues in all relevant course offerings, curricula, textbooks, and related educational materials. Greening education also involves changes in existing school and campus buildings and operations, green building for new facilities, green vehicles for fleet additions, green purchasing, and other related reforms to operating practices.

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Designing a World That Works for All. By Medard Gabel. This book is the product of hundreds of people from five continents and 35 countries, most aged 15 to 26 (but a few as young as 55), who gathered each summer from 2005 to 2010 as part of the Design Science/Global Solutions Labs held at the United Nations, the UN International School, and Chestnut Hill College. They worked hard to understand – and even harder to design solutions for – the most pressing problems facing the world. This book presents these solutions and strategies – to meet basic human needs and solve urgent environmental problems. More… | Medard Gabel EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Designing a World That Works for All

Environmental Science. By Dan Chiras. The tenth edition (2014) of Environmental Science provides a clear introduction to the environmental issues facing society and offers many possible solutions for how we can create a more sustainable way of life. It focuses on the root causes of environmental problems and takes care to present both sides of the issues. Every chapter emphasizes critical analysis to teach students how to approach these complex topics and determine the merits of the debates for themselves. “Go Green” tips offer suggestions for how students can live environmentally responsible lives. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Environmental Science

Human Biology. By Dan Chiras. Provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the general concepts of mammalian biology and human structure and function. With a focus on health and homeostasis, Human Biology enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about biological information they encounter in the media. The completely revised content and new art and photos provide students with a more user-friendly text, while learning tools maximize comprehension of the material. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>
       Human Biology

Marketing in the Public Sector: A Roadmap for Improved Performance. By Nancy Lee. Written exclusively for governmental agencies, Marketing in the Public Sector offers dozens of marketing success stories from all types of agencies. It shows that marketing is far more than communications and has at its core a citizen-oriented mindset. You’ll become familiar with the marketing toolbox and understand how to engender citizen support for your agency, increase utilization of your products and services, influence positive public behaviors – even increase revenues and decrease operating costs. As Kindle | More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Marketing  in the Public Sector: A Roadmap for Improved Performance

Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future. By Dan Chiras. This comprehensive book describes the ecological principles, policies, and practices required to create a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives. A focus on sustainable development puts readers in touch with one of the most significant shifts in thinking and action in environmental and resource management. Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of natural resources and conservation. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future

The Power and Promise of Humane Education. By Zoe Weil. Critical world problems call for education that addresses the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression, and destruction. Humane education does this, offering young people deeply meaningful education about the issues of our time, teaching them to be critical and creative thinkers, inspiring their reverence and respect, and empowering them to be conscientious decision-makers. This book offers teachers clear suggestions for implementing humane education in both classrooms and non-traditional educational settings. As Kindle | More… | Zoe Weil EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The Power and Promise of Humane Education

Social Marketing to Protect the Environment: What Works. By Nancy Lee. Behavior change is central to the pursuit of sustainability. This book details how to use community-based social marketing to motivate environmental protection behaviors as diverse as water and energy efficiency, alternative transportation, and watershed protection. With case studies of innovative programs from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, and Jordan, the authors present a clear process for motivating social change for both residential and commercial audiences. Includes case studies. As Kindle | More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Social Marketing to Protect the Environment: What Works

Social Marketing for Public Health: Global Trends and Success Stories. By Nancy Lee. Explores how marketing principles and techniques are being used to increase the effectiveness of public health programs around the world. The book highlights successful health behavior change campaigns launched by governments, NGOs, businesses, and citizens on five continents. Each chapter examines a success story, ranging from anti-smoking campaigns to AIDS prevention, from promotion of healthy lifestyles to battles against obesity, and from public educational campaigns on hepatitis B to contraceptive marketing. As Kindle | More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Social Marketing for Public Health: Global Trends and Success Stories

Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools. By Eric Corey Freed. A guide to the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. Written with the needs of architects, construction professionals, educators, and school administrators in mind, the book provides a road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and operation. Sustainable School Architecture shows how eco-friendly practices for school construction can create an environment that young students will emulate and carry into the world. More… | Eric Corey Freed EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Teaching Kids to Change the World. By Chris Maser. This resource guide offers educators and youth-group leaders a means of inspiring social consciousness and action among youth. It helps teach young people how to think rather than what to think. Without money, power, or the right to vote, how do children and teenagers find a voice in society? How can educators and leaders talk meaningfully with students about such broad concepts? Avoiding partisan politics and moral debates, this resource equips educators with philosophical discussion questions, concrete illustrations, and active examples. As Kindle | More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Teaching Kids to Change the World

The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries. By Zoe Weil. How can we create a just, healthy, and humane world? What is the path to developing sustainable energy, food, transportation, production, and construction systems? How can we end poverty and ensure equal rights? How can we slow extinction and restore ecosystems? How can we learn to resolve conflicts without violence? The answer to all these questions lies with schooling. We must reimagine education and prepare a generation with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to create a better future. As Kindle | More… | Zoe Weil EcoSpeakers Info >>

       The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries

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Human Body Systems: Structure, Function And Environment. By Dan Chiras. Written for readers who want to learn about their bodies, it focuses primarily on the organ systems that comprise the body. Readers will learn the main parts of each system and how they operate, as well as what happens when things go wrong. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

Science of Ecology. By Paul Ehrlich. Covers the individual and the environment, populations, social Interactions, population Interactions, organization of communities, the distribution of communities, and ecosystems. More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

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Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times. By Zoe Weil. By the cofounder and President of the International Institute for Humane Education, this book teaches parents how to raise their children to be humane in the broadest sense – to become not only more compassionate in their interactions with family and friends, but to grow up to make life choices that demonstrate respect for the environment, other species, and all people. The book includes chapters for early, middle, teenage, and young adult years, as well as activities, issue sidebars, cases, tips, and profiles. As Kindle | More… | Zoe Weil EcoSpeakers Info >>

Disappearing Lake. By Debbie S. Miller. Describes the formation of a vernal lake in Alaska's Denali National Park and the various creatures that make their homes in and around it. More… | Debbie S. Miller EcoSpeakers Info >>

EcoKids: Raising Children Who Care for the Earth. By Dan Chiras. Because schools and the media cannot be counted on to produce an Earth-friendly citizenry, the task falls to parents. Yet even aware parents often lack the understanding and resources to take on such a task. EcoKids presents a coherent plan that helps parents foster love for nature, teach children the importance of environmental protection, promote environmental values, and inspire actions that will last a lifetime. A hopeful and motivating guide. Includes a resource section listing helpful books, articles, videos and organizations. As Kindle | More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

Economics and the Environment. By Eban Goodstein. Provides a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of the “standard analysis,” including the property-rights basis of environmental problems, efficient pollution control, benefit-estimation procedures, and incentive based procedures. This text examines a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. It presents in-depth treatment of important issues at the cutting edge of environmental policy debates. The focus is on equipping students with the tools necessary to analyze current environmental issues as an economist would. As Kindle | More… | Eban Goodstein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. By Paul Ehrlich. The Ehrlichs have teamed up with John Holdren to offer extensive coverage of all topics in environmental science. An inclusive source book with extensive information on population, resources, and energy. It provides concrete strategies for dealing with the environmental crisis. More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

Essential Study Skills for Science Students. By Dan Chiras. This practical book provides tips for developing better study habits, sharpening memory, getting more out of lectures, preparing for tests, and writing great term papers. More… | Dan Chiras EcoSpeakers Info >>

Social Marketing: Improving the Quality of Life. By Nancy Lee. This book turns social marketing into a step-by-step process so that anyone can plan and execute an effective social marketing campaign. Actual cases and research efforts richly support each of the eight steps in the process. Included in the text are more than 25 in-depth cases, about 100 examples of social marketing campaigns, and ten research highlights to represent the scope of research methodologies. More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

Social Marketing: Influencing Behaviors for Good. By Nancy Lee. A valuable resource that uses concepts from commercial marketing to influence social action. Provides a solid foundation of fundamental marketing principles and techniques then expands on them to illustrate principles and techniques specific to practitioners and agencies with missions to enhance public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and motivate community involvement. More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

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