Sustainability and Me

Daily Life: easy ways to use less

  • Utilize public transportation, carpool, and bike in place of driving yourself
  • Lower your thermostat and throw on extra clothing during the winter
  • Turn the lights off when you leave a room
  • Support local business and local farming
  • Eat less red meat and corn products and try to buy organic
  • Bring your own to-go mug to your favorite coffee shop
  • Buy reusable cloth baggies for packing lunches or reuse plastic baggies
  • Don't buy plastic water bottles: Get the facts

 

Mines Organizations 

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  • Earth Works
  • Engineers Without Borders-USA Mines
  • Minergy Club
  • Sustainable Remediation Forum
  • Undergraduate Student Government
  • Wind Energy Club

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Societies and Organizations

Science and Development Network

Engineering for Change

International Environmental Communication Association

IEEE

International Council on Systems Engineering 

 

Community

The Grow House

Colorado Renewable Energy Society

Rocky Mountain Institute

Engineers Without Borders
 

Books

Development:

Rist, G. (2008). The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith. Zed Books.

Easterly, W. (2006). The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. New York: Oxford University Press.

Policy:

Sarewitz, D. (1996). Fronteirs of Illusion: Science, Technology, and the Politics of Progress. Temple University Press.

Pielke, R. (2010). The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming. New York: Basic Books.

Systems:

Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in Systems: A Primer. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Aquaponics:

Bernstein, S. (2011). Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together. Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers.

Energy:

Manwell, J. F. McGowan, J.G. Rogers, A.L. (2009). Wind Energy Explained : Theory, Design and Application. Chichester, U.K: Wiley 

 

Journals

Journal of Humanitarian Engineering

 

Media

Switch Energy Documentary

Kilowatt Ours Energy Documentary