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Production of our goods is largely unsustainable in that it utilizes non-renewable resources, contributes to our ecological footprint through land use changes, and pollutes air, water, and land. At the same time, people in middle or high-income countries consume more than the biocapacity of their environment while people in lower income countries do not have access to basic necessities (Global Footprint Network, 2019). This challenge addresses either the linear production system, overconsumption, or lack of access to basic human rights in low or lower-middle-income countries.


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The age of sustainable development / Jeffrey D. Sachs ; [foreword by Ban Ki-Moon].

HC79.E5 S2155 2015

Sustainable failures : environmental policy and democracy in a petro-dependent world / Sherry Cable.

GE170.C33 C32 2012

The conversion to sustainable agriculture : principles, processes, and practices / edited by Stephen R. Gliessman, Martha Rosemeyer.

S494.5.S86 C665 2010

Sustainable America : America’s environment, economy, and society in the 21st Century / foreword by Al Gore ; edited by Daniel Sitarz.

HC110.E5 S87 1998

Is it safe? : BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals / Sarah A. Vogel.

RA1242.P44 V64 2013

Brewing justice : fair trade coffee, sustainability, and survival / Daniel Jaffee.

HD9199.D442 J34 2007

Sustainable fashion and textiles : design journeys / Kate Fletcher.

TT507.F583 S877 2014

One with Nineveh : politics, consumption, and the human future / Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.

HC79.E5 E354 2004

Buying into fair trade : culture, morality, and consumption / Keith R. Brown.

HB835.B76 2013

The leap : how to survive and thrive in the sustainable economy / Chris Turner.

GE196.T87 L42 2012

Consumer society : critical issues and environmental consequences / Barry Smart.

HC79.C6 S625 2010

Right relationship : building a whole earth economy / Peter G. Brown, Geoffrey Garver ; with Keith Helmuth, Robert Howell, Steve Szeghi.

HC59.72.E5 B766 2009


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