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War On Waste

Posted by UEPI on June 23, 2008

War On Waste: Can America Win Its Battle with Garbage

Robert Gottlieb and Louis Blumberg

1989, Island Press

War On Waste takes us behind the scenes of one of the most important environmental debates of the century involving politicians, businesses, and citizen activists. This is not just the story of how we let garbage get out of control, but about how politics and industry conspired to lead our society into a major environmental gridlock. The story details the conflicts between activists and an environmental gridlock. The story details the conflict between activists and an entrenched waste industry. In the battle over garbage, War On Waste tells us who the players are and what’s at stake. The authors, Louis Blumberg and Robert Gottlieb, look beyond the visible symptoms of the problem and provide an in-depth analysis of the roots of the waste disposal crisis.
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Upcoming Book: Food Justice

Posted by UEPI on June 18, 2008

Food Justice will tell the stories and provide the analysis about the emerging food justice movements and how the concept of food justice is changing the discourse concerning healthy, sustainable, and fresh food alternatives to the dominant global food system. Authored by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi, with chapter contributions from Amanda Leigh Shaffer, Mark Vallianatos, Vanessa Zajfen, Debra Eschmeyer and Andrea Misako Azuma.
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The Day that People Filled the Freeway

Posted by Bob Gottlieb on June 18, 2008

Robert Gottlieb and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris discuss Arroyofest and the future of LA’s historic Arroyo-Seco Parkway and how they hope it will play a part of LA’s bike-friendly urban environment. The article, “The Day that People Filled the Freeway” appeared in the April 2004 issue of DISP Journal.
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“Filling in ‘Food Deserts'” Editorial by Amanda Shaffer and Robert Gottlieb

Posted by Amanda Shaffer on June 18, 2008

Amanda Shaffer and Robert Gottlieb co-authored an editorial on L.A.’s “food deserts,” which appeared in The Los Angeles Times on November 5th, 2008. Read the full article here.
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“Another Run At Biking in L.A.” Editorial by Robert Gottlieb

Posted by UEPI on June 18, 2008

On June 15th, 2008, an editorial by Robert Gottlieb, titled “Another Run At Biking in L.A.,” was featured in The Los Angeles Times . Gottlieb discusses the the fifth anniversary of Arroyofest and talks about the future of the biking and the bike movement in L.A. You can read the full article here.
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Video: Robert Gottlieb and the Evolution of Los Angeles

Posted by UEPI on June 17, 2008

Robert Gottlieb discusses the themes of his book Reinventing Los Angeles.


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Review: Just Sustainabilities

Posted by UEPI on June 17, 2008

Review by David R. Orvos in October 2003 issue of Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics . Read the full review here.
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Few books link scholarly research, theory, and activism in the manner that Just sustainabilities successfully accomplishes. This is indeed a seminal achievement that I highly recommend.
I believe the text should be required reading in any significant sustainable development course as it offers a plethora of possibilities for an instructor using the included case histories to facilitate discussion and research. I was consistently challenged by the diverse views of the authors and appreciated the documented references.
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Review: Degrees That Matter

Posted by UEPI on June 17, 2008

Review by Peter Hopkinson in July 2007 issue of the Nature . Read the full review here.
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For anyone who is responsible for energy or carbon management in a university, or is seeking to engage students and faculty in climate change, this book is compulsory reading. The chapters on personal action and climate change in the classroom are borne out of extensive experimentation and experience at Tufts and provide real stimulus for action within higher-education establishments.
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Review: Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival

Posted by UEPI on June 17, 2008

Review by Peter R. Jutro in November 2007 issue of the Environmental Health Perspectives . Read the full review here.
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The book capably illuminates the sweep of Commoner’s involvement in social issues of the last half-century, and makes a major contribution to the literature on the origins of current environmental debates.
We get from Egan an analytical, reasoned picture of Commoner—clearly a seminal figure in the history of American environmentalism—and of his role in that environmentalism. Commoner’s background, biases, aspirations, and intentions are well described and intriguingly tied to analyses of his activities.
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Reducing Toxics

Posted by UEPI on June 17, 2008

Reducing Toxics: A New Approach to Policy and Industrial Decisionmaking

Robert Gottlieb

1995, Island Press

In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional settings of toxics reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework, and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies.
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