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Tiny Transit for Cities: How cities can cut carbon emissions befo...
by Susan Engelking

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English

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Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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Tiny Transit for Cities is a "how to" guide for Councils of Governments (COGs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that need practical ways for their cities to cut carbon emissions. Susan Engelking and civil engineer Katie Kam, PhD, P.E. have developed an innovative solution—protected networks for small, low speed, low cost, low emission vehicles. You'll learn how to introduce this game changer to your member cities, and more.<br />oWhy LEAN Networks (Low Emission Alternative Networks) are the future<br />oWhat cities need to know about this new mobility alternative <br />oHow LEAN infrastructure becomes an ideal platform for smart city technologies<br />oHow to incorporate this alternative in mobility plans<br />oHow to build LEAN Lanes with the crumbs of major transportation projects<br />oThe quickest way to building a groundswell of popular support <br />oHow households can reduce their transportation budgets by 25 to 75+ percent<br />oWhy the prime directive is "safety, safety, safety"<br />oWays to solve the first/last mile puzzle for public transit<br />oHow new dockless scooters and bicycles can be made safer<br />oHow a wheelchair can become the driver's seat <br />oWhy Susan says, "Don't stay in your lane" <br />oLessons from "early adopter" cities<br />oHow to avoid rookie mistakes<br />
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainable Value Crea...
by Chandler David

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English

Pages

486

Publication Date

May 26, 2016

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<b>Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainable Value Creation redefines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as being central to the value-creating purpose of the firm. Based on a theory of empowered stakeholders, this bestselling text argues that the 'responsibility' of a corporation is to create value, broadly defined. In this new Fourth Edition, author David Chandler explores why some firms are better at CSR and how other firms can improve their CSR efforts.   <br />   <br /><br /><strong><span>Keep your course content up-to-date! </span></strong></b><strong><br /><span><span></span></span><br /><span><span>Subscribe to David Chandler's 'CSR Newsletters' by e-mailing him at david.chandler@ucdenver.edu. The newsletters are designed to be a dynamic complement to the text that can be used for in-class discussion and debate. Past newsletters are archived as a freely-available resource for instructors and students at: </span><span>strategiccsr-sage.blogspot.com/</span><span> </span></span></strong>
The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed ...
by Curtis Allen Stone

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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<div><p>There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.</P><p><I>The Urban Farmer </I>is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:</P><p> Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets<p></P><p>Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, <I>The Urban Farmer </I>is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.<p><B>Curtis Stone </B>is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.<BR></div>
The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a ...
by Sharon Rowe

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<SPAN STYLE= "font-weight: bold;" >“This is a powerful book—tiny is mighty. Sharon Rowe's simple shift in thinking is a profound idea, precisely what we need to hear.”<BR></SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "font-weight: bold;font-style:italic;" >—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin</SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "" ><BR><BR>Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we're warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. Eco-Bags Products founder Sharon Rowe says there's another way: go tiny. <BR><BR>Like a tiny house, a tiny business is built on maintaining a laser focus on what is essential by living an intentional life. As an entrepreneur and mother, Rowe is most concerned with putting family first, maintaining financial security, and doing something that makes an impact in the world. Using the success story of Eco-Bags Products, Rowe distills the step-by-step process of building a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable venture that doesn't compromise your values. She shows you how to test your concept, manage your money and priorities, and more, while staying true to the "tiny" ethos.<BR></SPAN>
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
by Elizabeth L. Cline

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

June 14, 2012

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Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low-quality fads she barely wore—including the same sailor-stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart (a steal at $7 per pair, marked down from $15!), she realized that something was deeply wrong. <p><br />Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Retailers are pro­ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up, and they’ve turned clothing into a disposable good. After all, we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more. </p><p><br />But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being? </p><p><br />In <i>Overdressed, </i>Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail­ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact (both here and abroad) of America’s drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth­ing castoffs end up.</p><p><br />Sewing, once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers, is now a dead-end sweatshop job. The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship, making the clothes we wear more and more uniform, basic, and low quality. Creative inde­pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices.</p><p><br />Cline shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers, refash­ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes, and mending and even making clothes themselves.</p><p><i><br />Overdressed </i>will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear.</p>
Moving In Series Box Set Books 1 - 6: Supernatural Horror with Sc...
by , Scare Street

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English

Pages

823

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<h2><i>“Iron…and…salt,” whispers the old man. The dead old man. “Hurry or it will be too late…”</i></h2><br />In a bid to escape the stresses of city life, Brian Roy moves his family out into the country, a decision that will forever thrust him into the chilling world of ghosts…<br /><br /><i>This digital box set contains all of the six thrilling supernatural novels in this best-selling series:</i><br /><br /><b>Moving In: </b>The utopia of a peaceful country oasis is brutally shattered when Brian discovers a dead body in the woods, and his home has been infiltrated by murderous ghosts. Perhaps this wasn’t the change he was looking for, but Brian prays that he’s up to the challenge.<br /><br /><b>The Dunewalkers: </b> William Engberg moves into a house by the shore to escape his tragic past. Unfortunately, he finds a legion of unwanted guests in his new home: ghosts. Determined to beat them, he enlists the help of ghost hunter Brian Roy, who is armed with a rare journal on how to vanquish the dead. <br /><br /><b>Middlebury Sanitarium: </b> Brian Roy leads a successful ghost hunting organization called The Leonidas Group, but he may have finally met his match against the evil spirits lurking in Middlebury Sanitarium. Encountering everything from a vengeful King, to lost souls still fighting WWI, Brian and his team have their hands full. <br /><br /><b>The First Church: </b> In his latest adventure, Brian Roy will fight the ghosts of headless Japanese soldiers wreaking havoc in a New Hampshire church. They have indiscriminately murdered and maimed everyone from children to police officers, and the ghosts’ thirst for vengeance is as insatiable as their thirst for saké.<br /><br /><b>The Paupers’ Crypt:</b> Brian Roy succumbs to the stress of his job, and gives himself a break by taking up work as a superintendent at Woods Cemetery. At first, he couldn’t be happier … until dead people rear their grisly heads and grasping hands, pulling him back into his old job of ghost hunting. <br /><br /><b>The Academy: </b>Brian’s exhaustion is deeper than ever before. But when he finds out his cousin Mitchell, the principal of the Academy, is running into some ghostly trouble, he races against time to stop them. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>What reviewers are saying:</b><br /><br />★★★★★ 'Bravo. I cannot tell you how much I liked this book. Ripley is as good as King and can keep your attention!'<br /><br />★★★★★ 'Ripley tells a good, chilling ghost story. The plot moves quickly, so you will not be bored. Ripley develops his characters well, so you get to know them. You feel sorry for them and you feel their fear. Enjoy the series!'<br /><br />★★★★★ ‘Spooktacular Read. The story grabbed my imagination and wouldn't let go! Plenty of scary twists and characters kept the plot unpredictable!'<br /><br />★★★★★ 'One of the creepiest books I have read in a long time!'<br /><br />★★★★★ 'Well written and gripping. Loved it!'<br /><br />★★★★★ ' At times I was so caught up with the stories I would actually get scared. I loved this series! Very relatable characters and well written stories make this a must read!<br /><br />★★★★★ ' Adventure for the brave hearted. Wow! Really great storyline! Exciting! Truth be told I didn't read this at night. But I couldn't wait to finish this book! Suspense, horror at the academy seems so real. This author does an amazing job detailing the horrors that await on each page. All the characters come to life in vivid color.’<br /><br />★★★★★ ' Oh my gosh! I loved this series! Scary good fun. Great stories and characters. More, please.'<br /><br /><b><i>More than 10,000 copies sold and 100s of five star reviews. </i></b><br /><br /><b><i>Buy the box set and start a series you won't want to put down!</i></b><br /><br /><h2>Scroll up and grab your copy now!</h2>
Get Big Fast and Do More Good: Start Your Business, Make It Huge,...
by , Lance Kalish

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<i>Get Big Fast and Do More Good</i> is a guide to modern entrepreneurship and accelerated brand-building from the founders of Yes To Inc, the company behind the breakthrough natural beauty brand Yes to Carrots.<P>Ido Leffler and Lance Kalish, two 29-year-old Australians with very different back-grounds and skills, cofounded their company in 2006 with little more than a dream—and made it big. Yes to Carrots has become one of the biggest natural beauty brands in the world and is one of the fastest-growing skincare brands. Leffler and Kalish have accomplished it all while maintaining solid principles, investing in meaningful business relationships, giving back to the community, and still making it home in time for dinner. <P>The authors started their business with nothing but chutzpah and great instincts for products with potential. They’ve since made lots of great decisions and some really, really bad ones, and are ready to share their hard-won secret to success: a strong, resilient, trusting partnership coupled with a great sense of humor.
A Serene Violence
by Robert Banacek

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English

Pages

498

Publication Date

December 09, 2017

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<div></div><div><div></div></div><span><b><i>"An absolutely riveting story."</i></b></span><br /><span>            ---- S. Bozarth</span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b><i>"Not since </i>THE NINJA<i> published decades ago has there been a character so lethal, so prescient, so engaging and so unforgettable as Law." </i></b></span><br /><span>            ----Walter, Amazon reviewer</span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b><i>"...a strong portrayal of truth, honor, and revenge..."</i></b></span><br /><span>            ---- Top <i>100</i> Reviewer, Vine Voice Scott High</span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b><i>"...the plot is different than any others I have read, and is full of conflict and surprises."</i></b></span><br /><span>            ---- Vigilant Reader Book Reviews</span><br /><span></span><br /><span></span><br /><span>He's a veteran LAPD homicide detective who's always used only his first initial on paperwork, never his given name. It's too unique. And he postponed getting a driver's license until becoming a cop at twenty-two. California's DMV database does not include sworn law enforcement officers.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Shodomon Law has esoteric skills, deadly secrets, and a violent past. Violence, he believes, he can finally put behind him to start a new life. A peaceful one in a place where conflict is historically rare. But internationally powerful men have never stopped hunting him, and even the smallest slip-up will be his last.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>That slip-up is Wun Sen, the seemingly innocent young woman he soon meets on an isolated island in the Gulf of Thailand. The very place he chose for peace, redemption, and solitude. She's beautiful, intelligent, and totally unflinching in the face of both Law's stubbornness, and her own physical disability.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>She's also far too forgiving of others for Law's newly constructed world--until the birth of a child, then Law softens, and the remainder of his painful past fades like taillights in fog.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>But there's a problem with his new life, too. Wun Sen also has a violent, deadly past. And she, like Law, is exceptionally skilled at keeping it a secret. </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>And secrets kept are dangerous things. Even in Paradise.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Savage men can now track down Law, and the three year-old daughter he and Wun Sen both adore. But before they kill him, they're first going to force him to choose between the two people he loves more than life itself. </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>They should have let sleeping dogs lie.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b><i>"Insane combat skills!"</i></b></span><br /><span>            ---- Shane Pedigo</span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b><i>"A Serene Violence is a beautiful, violent, gripping story ... deeply emotional from the first page to the last and full of action."</i></b></span><br /><span>           ---- Vigilant Reader Book Reviews</span><br /><span></span><br /><span></span><br /><span>.</span><br /><div> </div>
The Business Guide to Sustainability: Practical Strategies and To...
by , Darcy Hitchcock

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

March 12, 2015

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<P><EM>The Business Guide to Sustainability</EM> is a practical introduction to implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy in any organization. Written by top business consultants, this useful book can be applied in both large and small enterprises. </P><br /><P>This edition shifts away from a discussion of CSR to focus more squarely on sustainability. It explores strategies for implementing sustainability in each of the functional areas of the corporation (accounting, HR, operations, etc.), while providing examples from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, services, and government. The book also includes the authors’ S-CORE assessment tool to help organizations determine whether they are on the right track, identify new opportunities, and assign accountability and responsibility.</P><br /><P>Brimming with interesting stories and examples, and covering new developments such as the emergence of BRICs and the effects of the Great Recession, this book will interest managers, business owners, and students for whom sustainability is a priority.</P>
Soap Making Made Easy Ultimate Guide To Soap Making Including Rec...
by Speedy Publishing

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English

Pages

74

Publication Date

July 23, 2014

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Soap making at home has many benefits both for adults and children. Basic soap making can teach you about chemistry processes like saponification and more. On top of that, the more familiar you get with the process, the more you can create soap that is designed especially for your needs. You will be able to create soaps with the scents that you love, that do not irritate sensitive skin and that even comes in the shapes that you prefer. Soap making is a great way to get the soap you want!

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