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Pathways to Our Sustainable Future

|9780822965015|A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh| Pittsburgh has a rich history of social consciousness in calls for justice and equity. Today, the movement for more sustainable practices is rising in Pittsburgh. Against a backdrop of Marcellus shale gas development, initiatives emerge for a sustainable and resilient response to the climate change and pollution challenges of the twenty-first century. People, institutions, communities, and corporations in Pittsburgh are leading the way to a more sustainable future. Examining the experience of a single city, with vast social and political complexities and a long industrial history, allows a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities…

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Patricia M. DeMarco discusses global sustainability at the Phipps Conservatory

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Patricia M. DeMarco discusses global sustainability at the Phipps Conservatory

On September 19th, the University of Pittsburgh Press and author Patricia M. DeMarco celebrated the publication of her book Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh. An enthusiastic crowd of about 100 filled the Tropical Forest area of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland. Attendees included Max King, President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation and his wife Peggy, David Feingold, President of Chatham University, Bernard Goldstein, former Dean of the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Member of the National Academy of Sciences and his wife Rossalyn, Terry Collins, Theresa Heinz Professor of Green…

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University Press Week 2019: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward

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University Press Week 2019: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward

November 3-9 is University Press Week. This year’s theme is “Read. Think. Act.” Our mission at the University of Pittsburgh Press is to find and publish the finest scholarly titles for just this reason: We want to encourage our readers to think critically about our titles and make changes in their lives, universities, and communities. This blog post by Patricia M. DeMarco, author of Pathways To Our Sustainable Future, offers a few ways anyone can take action to become a better environmental steward. Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward Patricia M. DeMarco As creatures of modern life, we…

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