America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States

Editor/Author Kennedy White, Kim and Duram, Leslie A.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $294.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $441.00
ISBN: 978-1-59-884657-7
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 150
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This three-volume encyclopedia explores the evolution of green ideology and eco-friendly practices in contemporary American culture, ranging from the creation of regional and national guidelines for green living to the publication of an increasing number of environmental blogs written from the layperson's perspective.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Special Note from the Editor
  • Introduction
  • Social Pressures and Processes of “Going Green” in America Kathleen O'Halleran
  • Volume 1: Thematic Entries
  • Activism and Community Green Efforts
  • Community Economic Development and Substantive Participation
  • Earth Day
  • Earth First!
  • Ecovillage
  • Environmental Justice
  • Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Green and Sustainability Fairs and Festivals
  • Green Backlash
  • Green Movement
  • The Green Scare
  • Living off the Grid
  • Sierra Club v. Morton (1972): Greenovation Spotlight
  • Wise-Use Movement
  • Youth Organizations
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media
  • American Writers and the Environment
  • Art, Environmental
  • Blogs
  • Celebrities
  • Ecopoetics
  • Ecorazzi
  • Green Cinema
  • Green Documentaries and Films
  • Green Publishing Efforts
  • Humor
  • Journalism and News
  • Literature, Environmental
  • Musicians, Festivals, and Radio Stations
  • Rachel Carson's Silent Spring: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Television, Eco-Friendly Channels
  • Television, Nature and Wildlife TV
  • Video Games
  • Economics, Business, and Industry
  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Airlines
  • Automobile
  • Biobased and Engineered Fibers
  • Businesses Active in Environmental Issues
  • Carbon Credits
  • Co-Ops
  • Ecotourism
  • Fair Trade
  • Farming, Conventional
  • Farming, Organic
  • Green Buildings
  • Green Cities
  • Green Entrepreneurship
  • Green Marketing
  • Greenwashing
  • Product Labeling
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants, Adaptive Reuse in Urban Architecture
  • Socially Responsible Investments
  • Education and Employment
  • Environmental Education Act of 1970
  • Environmental and Sustainable Community State Education
  • Green Colleges and Universities
  • Green Jobs
  • Higher Education Models, Green Curriculum
  • Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: A Case Study—College of Menominee Nation Campus Grind Coffee Shop
  • K–12 Green Curriculum
  • Environment
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Energy
  • Energy Audits
  • Forestry and Gifford Pinchot: Greenovation Spotlight
  • Global Warming
  • Land and Habitat Reclamation and Restoration
  • National Park Service
  • Ocean Restoration and Conservation
  • Offshore Drilling
  • Permaculture
  • Pesticides
  • Population
  • Public Perceptions and Actions around Climate Change
  • Recycling
  • Rivers and Dams
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Water Quality and Use
  • Wildlife, Conservation and Preservation Organizations
  • Wildlife, Impact of Eco-friendly Practices and Awareness
  • Food and Drink
  • Brewing, Eco-Friendly
  • Corporate Food Service and Farm to Table Sustainability
  • Diet, Vegetarian and Vegan
  • Food and Diet
  • Food and Entertaining
  • Food, Drink, and Media
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Grocers, Green
  • Local and Sustainable Food
  • Organic and Natural Foods
  • Restaurants
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Health, Home, and Garden
  • Animal Companions
  • Beauty, Cosmetics, and Makeup
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Composting and Vericomposting
  • Eco-therapy
  • Garden, Home
  • Green Funerals
  • Home Furnishings and Interior Design
  • Hospitals and Health Care
  • Landscaping and Xeriscaping
  • Lighting Design, Sustainable
  • Population and Family
  • Textiles for Furniture and Fashion
  • Toys and Collectibles
  • Travel
  • Volume 2: Thematic Entries and Primary Documents
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Biophilia
  • Buddhist Responses to Green
  • Christian Responses to Green
  • Creation Care Movement
  • Earth-Centered Religious Responses to Green
  • Ecology and Christian Theology
  • Environmental Pragmatism
  • Jewish Responses to Green
  • Muslims in America and Responses to Green
  • Philosophical Stances on the Environment
  • Queer Ecology
  • Politics and Law
  • Introduction to Green Politics
  • Joseph R. Biden Jr. (1942–): Greenovator Spotlight
  • William O. Douglas: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Environment as a Political Issue
  • Albert Arnold Gore Jr.: Greenovator Spotlight
  • The Green Party
  • Green Political Parties
  • Lyndon Johnson: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Robert Kennedy Jr.: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Law and the Environment
  • Edmund Muskie: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Right-to-Know Legislation
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Science and Technology
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Biofuels
  • City and Community Planning, Eco-Friendly
  • Coal Mining
  • E-Waste
  • Green Technology Companies
  • Innovation and Invention Competitions
  • LED Lighting
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Mobile Phones
  • Frederick Law Olmsted: Greenovator Spotlight
  • Rare Metals and Green Technologies
  • Technology and the Impact on Green
  • Transportation, Automobiles
  • Transportation, Bicycles
  • Transportation, Mass Transit
  • Waste Management
  • Water and Air Purification
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Blue Ribbon Coalition
  • Eco-Athletes
  • Let's Move! Outside Campaign
  • Museums
  • National Parks
  • Olympic Games
  • Outdoor Leisure: Greening within a Typical Parks System
  • Parks, State and Local
  • Sport Facilities and Event Centers
  • Trails
  • X-Games
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Documents
  • Animal Enterprise Protection Act: Public Law 102-346—August 26, 1992
  • Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act: Public Law 109-374—November 27, 2006
  • BioPreferred Program, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Bottled Drinking Water Standards
  • Bottled Water Report Summary from the Government Accountability Office
  • Brief Comparison of State Laws on Electronics Recycling
  • Childhood Obesity Facts
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov
  • Conservation Reserve Program
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
  • Electronics Waste Management in the United States through 2009, Executive Summary, Environmental Protection Agency; May, 2011
  • Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, California
  • Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2008, New Jersey
  • Environmental Tips for Earth Day
  • Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
  • Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice
  • Federal Energy Management Program Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Facts for Consumers, EnergyGuide; Appliance Shopping with the EnergyGuide Label
  • Fight the Frost This Winter: ENERGY STAR Offers Tips to Keep Warm, Save Energy, and Help the Environment
  • Gas Mileage Tips, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • GreenFaith, Interfaith Partners for the Environment; Mission and Areas of Focus
  • Green Guide for New Businesses
  • Green Jobs, Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Initiative
  • Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Award
  • Green Your Holiday Scene
  • How a Product Earns the Energy Star Label
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898
  • Merchandising: Products/Packaging Sustainability Resources
  • Model Electronic Recycling Legislation, An Act Providing for the Recovery and Recycling of Used Electronic Devices
  • National Environmental Education Act of 1990
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Watershed and Easement Program
  • Organic Labeling and Marketing Information, National Organic Program
  • Paving the Way Toward Cleaner, More Efficient Trucks Fact Sheet, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • President's Environmental Youth Award
  • The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge
  • Proceedings Report from the Sustainability Education Summit
  • Questions About Your Community: What Can I Do to Help the Environment When I Travel for the Holidays or an Upcoming Meeting?
  • Reducing Holiday Waste
  • Summary of Recent Federal Agency Environmental Education Projects, 2011
  • Ten Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor
  • Tips to Save Gas and Improve Mileage, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Top Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings in 2010
  • Toxic 100: Top Air Polluters Index
  • Volume 3: The States Go Green
  • Midwest
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Northeast
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Southeast
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Southwest
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • West
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Resources
  • Primary Documents by Theme
  • Contributors
  • About the Editors