Save Energy and Cut Your Bills offers you straightforward and achievable strategies for reducing your energy bills and living a more environmentally aware life. With lots of useful tools to assess your energy and carbon use, it gives practical advice on everything from heating your home to managing teenage consumers. Includes: -Energy-saving actions categorized into 'no cost', 'low cost' and 'investment' actions. -Detailed installation costs and savings help you to make more effective decisions. -Topical issues, such as HIPs and smart metering -Guidance on the most effective ways of generating your own power. - Suggestions for green driving and being more sustainable in the garden. -Resource sections for further investigation and assistance. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to save energy. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Green Property is for those who want to change their property and lifestyle to one more ecologically sound and in tune with their environment, yet who may lack the scientific knowledge to do so. In addition, it provides useful commentary on energy efficiency - which could be a vital part of assembling your Home Information Pack. Uniquely wide in scope, it offers advice for anyone involved with property, containing information for home owners, buyers and sellers, borrowers, investors, landlords, tenants and developers, self-builders and gardeners. It is aimed at helping anyone make the right decisions for truly green living. The book also contains a host of useful contact information including: addresses and websites; details of national and local schemes; information about grants; discounts and free offers; and advice on buying and sourcing materials.
As more and more of us become aware of climate change we are beginning to look for lifestyle changes that will provide us with a more eco-friendly existence. "It's Easy Being Green" is a little book for the growing number of what have been dubbed "eco-worriers, not eco-warriors" - concerned but not-yet committed people who want to reduce their environmental impact but aren't quite sure where to start. The book highlights simple changes that can be easily incorporated into everyday life to reduce the use of energy, chemicals and water, and the waste and pollution that is created. It shows how being green is not only better for the planet, but can also save money and make us happier and healthier.
The Aspen Institute, a premier non-profit, research organization for corporate social responsibility, offers the first comprehensive guide to the world’s leading global MBA programs in CSR—an indispensable guide for prospective students, universities, hiring companies, and libraries. This guide provides an overview of how global MBA programs bring social impact management into their curricular and extracurricular programs. Social impact management, which includes environmental, ethical, and corporate governance issues, is the field of inquiry at the intersection of business needs and wider societal concerns that reflects their complex interdependency. Without an understanding of this interdependency, neither business nor the society in which it operates can thrive. Each year business schools from around the world strive to differentiate themselves and attract the best and the brightest future business leaders, while prospective MBAs are looking for a program that will provide effective management skills to succeed in the changing face of business. The bottom line is no longer exclusively dedicated to financial returns. Rather, business leaders must also consider the environmental and social impacts of their decisions in order to compete in today’s marketplace. The MBA schools that participate in the Aspen Institute’s survey, and are therefore highlighted in the Aspen Institute Guide for Socially Responsible MBA Programs: 2008-2009, are leaders in integrating these issues into their MBA curricula.
The book lays emphasis on rural reconstruction which is the need of the date as 76 per cent of India's population dwells in rural areas. For the sustainable development we should integrate both science and spritualism. Natural and human resources are swiftly depleting due to lack of proper planning and non-cooperation amongst the scientists, society and NGO's.
Do you want to live in a better socio-economic system unaffected by global economic turmoil? Do you want to build eco-cities to end poverty, save billions on public spending and reduce cO2, N2O and other pollutants to 0%? Would you like to live self-sufficient in a sustainable ethical society and own an eco-home that becomes your space for survival? Ecolism Volume 1 is one of four small volumes proposing eco-solutions. It aims to solve most problems in most socio-economic systems. Henri E. Maalouf creates a framework of a social and economic system to complement a utopian Eco-city. The concept is to create protective bubbles for societies. In this volume, an eco-city is created to protect societies from any global economic turmoil. It proposes ideas which would offer people a decent standard of living. He suggests that it must be a compulsory human right for each couple older than sixteen to own an eco-home and the government pay the interest on their mortgage until the social welfare system find them a job to repay the loan.
The Government has been Widely Commended for its Efforts to improve business conditions and Reduce Corruption, The while a Relatively conservative fiscal policy has Helped boost the economy's Credibility and steer investment into the : private sector. With the economy concentrated in the Metro Manila region, major Challenges lie ahead in overcoming long-standing infrastructure bottlenecks and developing stronger energy and manufacturing sectors. Yet the government is increasing its efforts to spread manufacturing and business process outsourcing growth across the country, and clear obstacles to developing other sectors where outlying regions have strong potential. 2015 is set to mark the inaugural year of the ASEAN Economic Community, with the Philippines playing an integral role in the foundation of this ambitious regional venture.
1. Introduction 2. Climatic and Topographic Factors 3. Edaphic Factors (Soil Science)4. Biotic Factor 5. Ecological Adaptations 6. Autecology of Species 7. Population - Structure and Dynamics 8. Community-Structure and Classification 9. Community Dynamics (Ecological Succession)10. Ecosystem: Structure and Function 11. Habitat Ecology 12. Degradation of Natural Resources andthe Environmental Problems 13. Energy Crisis and Non-Conventional Sources 14. Biodiversity and Wildlife of India and its Conservation 15. Environment and Development-India's Viewpoint16. Global Warming and Climate Change 17.
In this edited collection, the authors pick up the communities of practice (CoP) approach of sharing practice in their reflection on the experience of taking their CoP vision from a dream to reality. Their stories articulate the vision, the passion and the challenge of working within and/or changing existing institutional culture and practice. The book discusses strategies that worked and considers the lessons learnt to inspire future dreamers and schemers. The multiple perspectives provided in the case studies will assist higher education leaders, as well as academic and professional staff, in establishing or assessing CoPs. The book offers insights into implementation strategies, practical guidelines and ideas on how CoP theoretical underpinnings can be tailored to the higher education context.