Preface to the Third Edition Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Individuals, Societies, and Pragmatic Environmentalism Part I : Living in a Material World
2. Greenhouse Gases: Warmer Isn't Better
3. Waste: Our Sinks Are Almost Sunk
4. Biodiversity: Society Wouldn't Exist Without It
5. Water: There's No Substitute Part II: At the Intersection of Ecology and Society
6. Population: A Problem of Quantity or Quality?
7. Transportation: Beyond Air Pollution
8. Food: From Farm to Fork
9. Energy Production: Our Sun-ny Prospects Part III: Organizing a Sustainable Society
10. Political Economy: Making Markets Fair and Sustainable
11. Governance: Biases and Blind Spots
12. Inequality and Growth: Prosperity for All Part IV: Shifting the Focus to Results
13. From Our Beliefs to Our Behaviors: Pragmatic Environmentalism in Action Glossary References Index
Michael Carolan is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs at Colorado State University, where he teaches courses in environmental sociology and the sociology of food and agriculture. His books include The Real Cost of Cheap Food (Earthscan), No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise (Island Press), and The Food Sharing Revolution: How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops Are Changing the Way We Eat (Island Press). He also mentors and supervises students in sustainability-related research around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.