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Humanity's Place in Creation

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As creatures made in the “image of God,” we have a unique identity and vocation. After showing that the popular models of ourselves as stewards or citizens of creation is inadequate, a case is made ... More


From Concept to Movement

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in Sustainability: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199372409
eISBN:
9780197562932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372409.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

A self-defined sustainability movement crystallized between the late 1970s and the 1990s. No longer was sustainability merely a concept or set of ideas. There was now ... More


Human Ecology as a Problem of Ecological Design

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Whatever their particular causes, environmental problems all share one fundamental trait: with rare exceptions they are unintended, unforeseen, and ... More


Biomimicry: Business from the Wild

Margo Farnsworth

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter follows Ray Anderson and his carpet company, Interface, Inc., on their journey toward sustainability in business. Too long set apart from nature, most companies have sought maximization ... More


Designing Greener Chemistry

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The green chemistry movement that emerged among academic and applied chemists during the 1990s has grown into a significant international force for change within the field of chemistry. Green ... More


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