Consumption, population, and sustainability

perspectives from science and religion
  • 355 Pages
  • 4.57 MB
  • English

Island Press , Washington, D.C
Consumption (Economics) -- Religious aspects, Consumption (Economics) -- Moral and ethical aspects, Population policy -- Religious aspects, Population policy -- Moral and ethical aspects, Sustainable development -- Moral and ethical as
Statementedited by Audrey R. Chapman, Rodney L. Petersen, Barbara Smith-Moran.
ContributionsChapman, Audrey R., Petersen, Rodney Lawrence., Smith-Moran, Barbara.
LC ClassificationsHC79.C6 C675 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 355 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15477243M
ISBN 101559637471, 155963748X
LC Control Number99033887

Perspectives From Science And Religion. pages 6 x 9. Edited by Audrey Chapman, Rodney L. Petersen, and Barbara Smith-Moran.

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Consumption, Population, and Sustainability provides a brief history of the dialogue between science and religion on env Brand: Island Press.

Consumption, Population, and Sustainability is an outgrowth of a conference sponsored jointly by the Boston Theological Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science that brought together more than scientists and people of religious faith to discuss the environmental impact of consumption patterns and population Price: $ If we want to effectuate sustainability straight on, then we must be willing to sacrifice two holy cows: firstly our addiction to production and consumption as the Consumption of economic development and world capitalism, which has been questioned already during the cultural revolt of the sixties, and secondly the unrestrained population growth in.

This book, an outgrowth of a conference jointly sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, examines the environmental impact of consumption patterns and population population and considers the ethical and policy dimensions of reorienting today's consumer society to one more focused on values, spiritual growth, and.

Sustainability is the ability of a system to exist constantly at a cost, in a universe that evolves towards thermodynamic equilibrium, the state with maximum the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist.

It is also defined as the process of people maintaining change in a Consumption balanced environment, in which. MILESTONES. Distributed more than one million Endangered Species Condoms population all 50 U.S. states.; Created the first full-time program by a major environmental group, Take Extinction Off Your Plate, addressing the devastating impact of the meat industry on population.

Inspired more t people to sign our “Earth-friendly Diet” pledge to reduce their meat consumption. quantitative terms was the book Limits to Growth (1) which, inWe must be clear on the meaning of sustainability before we make any more use the term. A combination of these two observations leads us to the First Law of Sustainability (5): Population growth and/or growth in the rates of consumption of resources cannot beFile Size: 70KB.

Sustainability This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. Edit this book: Book Creator Wikitext. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Consumption, population, and sustainability.

Washington, D.C.: Island Press, © (OCoLC) With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.

As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is 4/5(26). Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment Page 3 and environmentally sustainable (p. xii). One should be struck by the fact that here is a call for “economic growth” that is “sustainable.” One has to ask if it is possible to have an increase in economic activity (growth)File Size: KB.

Global Footprint Network data shows that humanity uses the equivalent of planet Earths to provide the renewable resources we use and absorb our waste.1 If all 7+ billion of us were to enjoy a European standard of living - which is about 60% the consumption of the average American - the Earth could sustainably support only about 2 to 3 billion people.

The SDGs are are a good example of our inability or unwillingness to deal with consumption, writes the author. Photo: Arthur Kraft/Unsplash Consumption, not population, is the elephant in the room of the sustainable development agenda.

The population question seems to be experiencing yet another resurgence in discussions on climate change and sustainable. Ensuring sustainability in plastics use in Africa: consumption, waste generation, and projections (total population of ,) with available data for more than 10 years imported.

Food consumption and sustainability Article (PDF Available) in Journal of environmental protection and ecology 13(1) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. CHAPTER 1.

SECTION I. Population, Consumption, Development, and the Environment * * * DONELLA H. MEADOWS. Seeing the Population Issue Whole * * * The debate has been going on for almost two hundred years, since the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, in reaction to a group of optimistic French writers, penned his famous dictum in his Essay Author: J.

Boutwell. This book focuses largely on providing answers to the question of how food production and consumption systems can stay within the limits of the carrying capacity of our natural environment.

But it also considers the challenges of food security and nutrition in the context of sustainability and a growing world by: 6. Rapid population growth together with improving living standards is causing bigger and more rapid consumption of resources in industrial, household and personal consumption areas.

Unsustainable consumption patterns are negatively affecting our surroundings. In order to promote sustainable consumption it is important to engage consumers in active and mutual Author: Žaneta Piligrimienė, Andželika Žukauskaitė, Hubert Korzilius, Jūratė Banytė, Aistė Dovalienė.

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Population Matters has been conducting research and producing briefings and government submissions for more than 20 years. You can use this page to find resources on a wide variety of population and environmental subjects.

The number of one-person households of the elderly continues to rise in developed countries. The study assesses the standard of living in this type of households.

The aim of this study is to explore the standard of living of single older adults (60+) in Poland by focusing on the relationship between demographic and socio-economic factors as well as their objective financial situation Author: Marlena Piekut. This book brings together a number of recent case studies from the broad field of sustainable consumption.

As they evaluate the promises, myths, and critiques of sustainable consumption, these essays can also be categorized into a range of different societal perspectives, from the individual to first chapters explore the personal consumer, discussing how. Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption About the Series The past decade has seen a remarkable increase in academic and policy interest in the notion of sustainable consumption, particularly as the implementation challenges associated with a substantive international agreement on climate protection have become apparent.

Suggested Citation: "Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and The Environment." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies.

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Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / of development. If all people of the world. Sustainable consumption is the use of products and services that have a minimal impact on the environment so future generations can meet their needs. Learn about the.

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the risks of using financial incentives. Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption Lucia A. Reisch, John Thøgersen No preview available -   Extract. There is an emerging recognition of the importance of consumption within international debates about sustainable development.

The actions people take and the choices they make – to consume certain products and services rather than others or to live in certain ways rather than in others – all have direct and indirect impacts on the environment, on social equity.

The Journal of Population and Sustainability ISSN Article title: Steady State Economy at Optimal Population Size Author(s): Theodore P. Lianos Vol. 3, File Size: KB. We consider the implications of the three pillars of sustainability (environment, economy and social justice) on consumption in a wealthy country.

Building a theoretical model that includes consumers, business, government, the environment, and economic and political relations between nations, we explore how sustainability should affect the consumption Cited by:   If both population and footprint were reduced by a small amount, consistently, every year, America could reach sustainability in 80 years.

And easily. And easily. For example, if both were reduced by just % annually, in 80 years—by the year —America would be at a population of million with a footprint of around hectares per.Responsible consumption and the benefits of local consumption author of the book Your Consumption Can Change the World, Sustainability is understood as the development that meets the present needs without compromising the capacities of future generations, ensuring the balance between economic growth, environmental care and social.