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Adam, Barbara. 1998. Timescapes of Modernity: The Environment and Invisible Hazards. Routledge, London.

Adams, William M. and Sally Jeanrenaud. 2008. Transition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World. IUCN, Gland. [PDF] [related IUCN video]

Alcott, Blake. 2005. "Jevons’ Paradox." Ecological Economics 54:9-21. [PDF]

Allendorf, T.D. and K. Allendorf. 2012. "What Every Conservation Biologist Should Know about Human Population." Conservation Biology 26(6):953-1161. [PDF]

Appleton, Albert F. 2006. "Sustainability: A practitioner's reflection." Technology in Society 28(1):3-18.

Abstract. "This article presents a practitioner's reflections on sustainability. What is most striking about sustainability and sustainable development is the speed with which these concepts have been seized upon and have changed the intellectual environment. The explanation for this lies in the history of the environmental movement between the time it came of age in 1970 and when sustainability emerged, in the late eighties and early nineties. This was a period of clash between environmental and economic interests that ended in a stalemate, with the environmentalists establishing that the environmental crisis was real, but environmental opponents blocking action that would have addressed it at the cost of sacrificing economic growth and the elimination of poverty. Sustainability offered a way around that stalemate and opened up a new era of innovative discussion by providing a formula that legitimized for each side the other's fundamental interest, conceding the need to both meet human needs while not sacrificing the environmental resources future generations will need. This transformation of the environmental dialogue is a positive and important event that will hopefully produce a new period of environmental productivity much like the seventies even though, if the logic of sustainability is applied to problems like the loss of biodiversity, the use of petroleum resources and global warming, sustainability seems to be an impossible goal. In truth, sustainability is likely to be much more immediately productive in areas of pollution management and resource consumption than in areas like biodiversity where species and resources are irrevocably lost. But until the potential of the concept is exhausted, it offers the best path forward for both environmental and economic interests."

Arrow, Kenneth J., Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence Goulder, Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Geoffrey Heal, Simon Levin, Karl-Göran Mäler, Stephen Schneider, David Starrett, and Brian Walker. 2004. "Are We Consuming too much?" Journal of Economic Perspectives 18(3):147-172. [PDF]

Ash, Timothy Garton. 2007. "Global capitalism now has no serious rivals. But it could destroy itself. Our planet cannot long sustain the momentous worldwide embrace of the manufacture of desires." The Guardian 22 February.

Atkinson, G., S. Dietz, and E. Neumayer. 2007. Handbook of Sustainable Development. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K.

Ayres, Robert U. and Allen V. Kneese. 1969. "Production, Consumption, and Externalities." American Economic Review 59(3):282-297. [introduction]

Bacon, Christofer M., V. Ernesto Méndez, Stephen R. Gliessman, Davod Goodman, and Jonathon A. Fox. 2008. Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livlihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and in Central America. MIT Press, Cambridge. [review by S. Lyon (PDF)]

Bagley, Bruce M. 2012. Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in the Americas: Major Trends in the Twenty-First Century. Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Barnard, N.D., A. Nicholson, and J.L. Howard. 1995. "The Medical Costs Attributable to Meat Consumption." Preventative Medicine 24:656-657. [abstract] [news report]

Barthes, Roland. 1997. "Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption." Pages 20-27 in Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik (eds.), Food and Culture: A Reader. Routledge, London.

Bartlett, Albert A. 1978 (with 1998 overview). "Forgotten Fundamentals of the Energy Crisis – overview." Reprinted from the American Journal of Physics 46(9). [related video lecture by A. Bratlett on the Exponential Function]

Bird, Kate and David R. Hughes. 1997. "Ethical Consumerism: The Case of 'Fairly-Traded' Coffee." Business Ethics 6(3):159-167. [PDF]

Bloom, Jonathan. 2010. American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and what We Can Do about It). Da Capo Lifelong Books, New York. [news story in Grist]

Bonini, Sheila and Jeremy Oppenheim. 2008. "Cultivating the Green Consumer." Stanford Social Innovation Review Fall:56-61.

Botsman, Rachel and Roo Rogers. 2010. What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. HarperCollins, New York. [podcast interview]

Boulding, Kenneth E. 1966. "The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth." Pages 3-14 in Henry E. Jarrett (ed.), Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. [PDF] [related video]

Boyce, James K. 2007. "Is inequality bad for the environment?" Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 15:267-288. [PDF] [related article]

Capone, Roberto, Massimo Iannetta, Hamid El Bilali, Nicola Colonna, Philipp Debs, Sandro Dernini, Giuseppe Maiani, Federica Intorre, Angela Polito, and Aida Turrin. 2013. "A Preliminary Assessment of the Environmental Sustainability of the Current Italian Dietary Pattern: Water Footprint Related to Food Consumption." Journal of Food and Nutrition Research 1(4):59-67. [PDF]

Carpenter, Novella. 2009. Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Penguin Press, New York.

Carrier, Jim. 2009. "All You Can Eat: A Journey through a Seafood Fantasy." Orion March/April.

Chefurka, Paul. 2013. "Thermodynamic Footprints." Approaching the Limits to Growth 12 March. 

Chin-Sweeney, Patricia Jason Spindler. 2011. "The Future of Fair Trade…Is There One? If Fair Trade coffee quality doesn’t improve, the Direct Trade movement will quickly become a growing threat." (Blog) Stanford Social Innovation Review 6 June.

Christensen, T., M. Godskesen, K. Gram-Hanssen, M.-B. Quitzau, and I. Røpke. 2007. "Greening the Danes? Experience with consumption and environment policies." Journal of Consumer Policy 30(2):91-116. [PDF]

Clark, Duncan. 2006. The Rough Guide to Ethical Living: Energy, Food, Clothes, Money, Transport. Penguin, London.

Cohen, Maurie J., Aaron Comrov, and Brian Hoffner. 2005. "The New Politics of Consumption: Promoting Sustainability in the American Marketplace." Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy 1(1).

Cortese, Anthony D. 2001. "Education for Sustainability: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability Through Higher Education." Second Nature, Boston. [PDF] [related video]

Cortez, Sarah and Sergio Troncoso (eds.). 2013. Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence. Arte Público Press, Houston. [review] [discussion questions]

Cowen, Tyler. 2008. "Public Goods." The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Dardozzi, Jeff. 2008. "The spector of Jevon’s Paradox." Stanford University Press, Stanford. [PDF]

Dauvergne, Peter. 2008. The Shadows of Consumption: Consequences for the Global Environment. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge. [review]

Davis, Steven J. and Ken Caldeira. 2010. "Consumption-based Accounting of CO2 Emissions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(12):5687-5692. [PDF] [news report]

De Pelsmaker, Patrick, Liesbeth Driesen, and Glenn Rayp. 2003. "Are fair trade labels good business? Ethics and coffee buying intentions." Working paper, January 2003, Universiteit Gent. [PDF]

De Pelsmaker, Patrick, Liesbeth Driesen, and Glenn Rayp. 2005. "Do Consumers Care about Ethics? Willingness to Pay for Fair-Trade Coffee." The Journal of Consumer Affairs 39(2):363-385. [PDF

Denholma, Paul and Robert M. Margolis. 2008. "Land-use Requirements and the Per-capita Solar Footprint for Photovoltaic Generation in the United States." Energy Policy 36(9):3531-3543.                                                 

Diamond, Jared M. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. Viking Press, New York. [excerpts from EcoBooks] [review by Joseph Stiglitz (in doc format)] [review by William Rees in Nature] [review by Jonathon Porritt in The Guardian] [review by David Leary, Macquarie University (in PDF)] [review by Michael Kavanagh in Grist] [review by Scott Page (PDF)] [review by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker] [Diamond on TED Talks]

Edelman, Mark. 1987. "From Costa Rican Pasture to North American Hamburger." Pages 541-561 in Marvin Harris and Eric B. Ross (eds.), Food and Evolution: Toward a Theory of Human Food Habits, Temple University Press, Philadelphia.

Ehrenfeld, John R. 2009. Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture. Yale University Press, New Haven. [summary and reviews] [preview]

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. 2004. One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. Island Press, Washington, D.C. [video lecture by P. Ehrlich]

EIA. 2010. Annual Energy Outlook 2010: With Projections to 2035. Report #:DOE/EIA-0383(2010), 11 May, 2010. United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (Project leaders: John J. Conti, Paul D. Holtberg, Joseph A. Beamon, A. Michael Schaal, Glen E. Sweetnam, and Andy S. Kydes)

Ericson, Rose Benz. 2006. The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice through Fair Trade, 4th Edition. Fair Trade Resource Network, Washington, D.C. [excerpts (PDF)]

Farb, Peter and George J. Armelagos. 1980. Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Fischer, C. 2008. "Feedback on household electricity consumption: a tool for saving energy?" Energy Efficiency 1(1):79-104. [PDF]

Foster, C., K. Green, M. Bleda, P. Dewick, B. Evans, A. Flynn, and J. Mylan. 2006. Environmental Impacts of Food Production and Consumption: A Report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Manchester Business School, DEFRA, London.

Frank, Robert H. 1999. Luxury Fever: Money and Happiness in an Era of Excess. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Frank, Robert H. 2007. Falling behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class. University of California Press, Berkeley.  [related article by author in The NY Times]  [review by Daniel Gross in The NY Times]  [review by Thomas Leonard (PDF)]

Fridell, Gavin, Daniel Jaffee, and Laura Raynolds. 2009. "Dissecting the Boom: Is Fair Trade growing its way out of its roots?" Historical Materialism 17:237-299. 

Fridell, Gavin. 2007. Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-driven Social Justice. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Fridell, Mara, Ian Hudson, and Mark Hudson. 2008. "With Friends Like These: The Corporate Response to Fair Trade Coffee." Review of Radical Political Economics 40:8-34. [PDF]

Fritz, Thomas. 2014. "The illusory promise of the livestock revolution".

Garland, Christian. 2011. "Something for all, so that none may escape: reworking the critique of consumption." Fast Capitalism 8(2). 

Garnett, Tara. 2013. "Food sustainability: problems, perspectives and solutions." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 72(1):29-39. [PDF] [related article] [related video]

Garrett, T.J. 2012. "No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change." Earth System Dynamics 3:1-17. [PDF] [excerpt on Jevons’ Paradox

Gibney, Bruce Cannon. 2017. A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America. Hachette Books, New York. [author interview on WPR] [review in The Washington Post] [brief review in Salon]

Goldsmith, Edward. 1977. "The Future of an Affluent Society: The Case of Canada." The Ecologist 7(5). [part 1] [part 2] [part 3]

Goleman, Daniel. 2009. Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Challenge Everything. Broadway Business, New York. [review by Robert Rattle in Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy]

Goleman, Daniel. 2009. Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of what We Buy Can Change Everything. Broadway Business, New York. [brief summary]

Gomez, Carlos Mario and Carlos Gutierrez. 2011. "Enhancing Irrigation Efficiency but Increasing Water Use: The Jevons' Paradox." EAAE 2011 Congress Change and Uncertainty Challenges. [PDF]

Goodman, Jenn and Mark Camp. 2005. "So, You Want to Be a Fair Trader?" Cultural Survival Quarterly 29(3).

Graaf, John de, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor. 2001. Affluenza: The All-consuming Epidemic. Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco. [review] [video 1] [video 2]

Grove, Noel. 1974. "Oil, the Dwindling Treasure." National Geographic June:792-825.

Haberl, Helmut. 2001a. "The Energetic Metabolism of Societies, Part I: Accounting Concepts." Journal of Industrial Ecology 5(1):11-33. 

Haberl, Helmut. 2001b. "The Energetic Metabolism of Societies, Part II: Empirical Examples." Journal of Industrial Ecology 5(2):71-88. 

Hagens, Nathan J. 2009. "The Psychological and Evolutionary Roots of Resource Overconsumption Revisited." The Oil Drum 25 June.

Haight. Colleen. 2011. "The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee." Stanford Social Innovation Review Summer. [see "Fair Trade: A Model for Sustainable Development" by P. Rice for an opposing view

Hall, Charles A.S., Pradeep Tharakan, John Hallock, Cutler Cleveland, and Michael Jefferson. 2003. "Hydrocarbons and the Evolution of Human Culture." Nature 426:318-322. [PDF]

Hall, Kevin D., Juen Guo, Michael Dore, and Carson C. Chow. 2009. "The progressive increase of food waste in America and its environmental impact." PLoS ONE 4(11):e7940. [news story]

Hamilton, Clive. 2010. Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change. Earthscan, New York. [excerpt in The Guardian] [extract in Geographical] [review 1] [review 2] [Wikipedia summary]

Harrison, Neil E. 2000.Constructing Sustainable Development. State University of New York Press, Albany. [summary]

Hart, Patricia H. 2003. Reducing Household Energy Consumption in Maine: What it Would Take to Achieve a 25% Reduction by 2011. Report prepared by Hart Energy Consulting for the State of Maine. Maine State Planning Office, Augusta. [PDF]

Hoekstra, A.Y. 2008. "Human Appropriation of Natural Capital: A Comparison of Ecological Footprint and Water Footprint Analysis." Ecological Economics 68:1963-1974. [PDF]

Hornborg, Alf. 2014. "Technology as Fetish: Marx, Latour, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism." Theory, Culture & Society 31 (4):119-140. [abstract] [related video] [related podcast interview]

Howarth, Richard B. 1996. "Status Effects and Environmental Externalities." Ecological Economics 16(1):25-34. [abstract

Howse, R. and M.J. Trebilcock. 1996. "The Fair Trade-Free Trade Debate: Trade, Labor, and the Environment." International Review of Law and Economics 16(1):61-79.

Imhoff, Marc L., Lahouari Bounoua, Taylor Ricketts, Colby Loucks, Robert Harriss, and William T. Lawrence. 2004. "Global Patterns in Human Consumption of Net Primary Production." Nature 429(24 June):870-873. [PDF]

Jaffee, Daniel. 2007. Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Jensen, Derrick and Aric McBay. 2009. What We Leave Behind. Seven Stories Press, New York.

Jensen, Derrick. 2004. The Culture of Make Believe. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, Vermont.  

Jones, Kevin. 2008. "Why I Like Fair Trade… And What It Needs. Good Capital invests in socially responsible Adina." (Blog.) Stanford Social Innovation Review 2 December.

Keim, Brandon. 2010. "Chemical from Plastic Water Bottles Found throughout Oceans." Wired Science 24 March.

Kemp, René, J. Schot, and R. Hoogma. 1998. "Regime Shifts to Sustainability through Processes of Niche Formation. The Approach of Strategic Niche Management." Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 10(2):175-195.  [PDF]

Kempf, Herve. 2007. How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, Vermont. [review 1, review 2]

Korten, David C. 2006. The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco. [excerpt] [review]

Kramer, Klaas Jan, Henri Moll, Sanderine Nonhebel, and Harry Wilting. 1999. "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Dutch Food Consumption." Energy Policy 27:203-216.

Kumhof, Michael and Romain Rancière. 2010. "Inequality, Leverage and Crises." International Monetary Fund (IMF), Working Paper #WP/10/268. IMF, Washington, D.C. [PDF]  [news story]

Lappé, Frances Moore. 2011. EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. Nation Books, New York. [related article by author]

Lappé, Frances Moore. 2013. "Scarcity-mind or Eco-mind: Where Do They Lead?" Solutions 4(2).

Layke, C., E. Matthews, C. Amann, S. Bringezu, M. Fischer-Kowalski, W. Hüttler, R. Kleijn, Y. Moriguchi, E. Rodenburg, D. Rogich, H. Schandl, H. Schütz, E. van der Voet, and H.  Weisz. 2000. The Weight of Nations: Material Outflows from Industrialized Economies. World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Leonard, Annie. "The Story of Stuff, Referenced and Annotated Script." [PDF] [website] [interview] [video

Liu, Wen-Fang and Stephen J. Turnovsky. 2003. "Consumption Externalities, Production Externalities, and Long-run Macroeconomic Efficiency." Working Paper, University of Washington, Seattle. [PDF]

Lovins, Amory B. 2011. "Re: The Efficiency Dilemma. A letter in response to David Owen's article (December 20 & 27, 2010)." The New Yorker 17 January. [Owen's aricle (PDF)]

Lyon, Sarah. 2010. Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. [Introduction (PDF)] [review]

Maniates, Michael F. 2001. "Individualization: Plant a tree, buy a bike, save the world?." Global Environmental Politics 1:31-52. [PDF]

"...the individually responsible consumer is encouraged to purchase a vast array of 'green' or 'eco-friendly' products on the promise that the more such products are purchased and consumed, the healthier the planet's ecological processes will become. 'Living lightly on the planet' and 'reducing your environmental impact' becomes, paradoxically, a consumer-product growth industry."

"A theory of social change that embraced the image of consumers voting with their pocketbook soon took root. Almost overnight, the responsibility for fundamental change in American consumption and production landed squarely on the backs of individual consumers—not on government (which was to be trimmed) or corporations (which were cast as victims of government meddling, and willing servants to consumer sovereignty)."

Matthews, Emily and Allen Hammond. 1999. Critical Consumption Trends and Implications: Degrading Earth's Ecosystems. World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.

McKibben, Bill. 2010. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Times Books, New York. [podcast interview from Scientific American]

McNally, Jess. 2010. "Massive North Atlantic Garbage Patch Mapped." Wired Science 19 August. [related article(PDF)]

Miller, Richard G. 2011. "Future Oil Supply: The Changing Stance of the International Energy Agency." Energy Policy 39(3):1569-1574. [PDF]

Moberg, David. 2011. "Wal-Mart's Shocking Impact on the Lives of Hundreds of Millions of People. Wal-Mart's actions shape our landscape, work, income distribution, consumption patterns, politics and culture, and the organization of industries, from California to China." The American Prospect 28 April.

Murray, Douglas, Laura Raynolds, and Peter Taylor. 2003. One Cup at a Time: Poverty Alleviation and Fair Trade in Latin America. Fair Trade Research Group, Colorado State University. [PDF]

Myers, Norman. 1981. "The Hamburger Connection: How Central America's Forests Became North America's Hamburgers." Ambio 10:3-8. [abstract]

Myers, Norman. 1997. "Consumption: Challenge to Sustainable Development." Science 276(5309):53-55.

Nader, Ralph. 1965. Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile. Grossman Publishers, New York. [Wikipedia summary

National Research Council, America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change. 2010. Advancing the Science of Climate Change. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.   [press release from the National Academies]    [news story]

National Research Council, America's Climate Choices: Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. 2010. Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.    [press release from the National Academies]    [news story]

National Research Council. 2010. Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use. Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption, National Research Council, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. [news article]

Newman, Lenore and Ann Dale. 2009. "Large Footprints in a Small World: Toward a Macroeconomics of Scale." Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy 5(1):9-19.

Newton, Peter, Arun Agrawal, and Lini Wollenberg. 2013. "Enhancing the sustainability of commodity supply chains in tropical forest and agricultural landscapes." Global Environmental Chang 6 September.

Odum, Howard T. and Elisabeth C. Odum. 2011. A Prosperous Way Down. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. [related paper by E. Odum (PDF)]

OECD. 2001. Household Food Consumption: Trends, Environmental Impacts and Policy Responses. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris.

Oskamp, Stuart. 2000b. "Psychological Contributions to Achieving an Ecologically Sustainable Future for Humanity." Journal of Social Issues 56(3):373-390. [PDF]

Owen, David. 2010. "Annals of Environmentalism: The Efficiency Dilemma. If our machines use less energy, will we just use them more? The New Yorker 20 December. [PDF]  [response by Amory Lovins in The New Yorker]

Pachauri, Shonaliand and Leiwen Jiang. 2008. "The Household Energy Transition in India and China." Energy Policy 36(11):4022-4035. [abstract]

Pearson, T., J. Russell, M.J. Campbell, and M.E. Barker. 2005. "Do 'food deserts' influence fruit and vegetable consumption? A cross-sectional study." Appetite 45:195-197. [PDF]

Pfister, Stephan, A. Koehler, and Stefanie Hellweg. 2009. "Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Freshwater Consumption in LCA." Environmental Science and Technology 43(11):4098-4104. [abstract]

Polimeni, John, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, and Blake Alcott. 2007. The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements. Earthscan, London. [Foreword by Joseph Tainter (PDF)] [reviews in Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy with response by Polimeni]

Princen, Thomas, Michael F. Maniates, and Ken Conca (eds.). 2002. Confronting Consumption. MIT Press, Cambridge.

Raynolds, Laura, Douglas Murray, and John Wilkinson. 2007. Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization. Taylor & Francis, London. [review (PDF)]

Redclift, Michael. 1996. Wasted: Counting the Costs of Global Consumption. Earthscan, London.

Rees, William E. 2004. "The Eco-Footprint of Agriculture: A Far-from-(Thermodynamic)-Equilibrium Interpretation." Pages 87-111 in Allan Eaglesham, Alan Wildeman, and Ralph W.F. Hardy (eds.), Papers from NABC's 16th Annual Meeting, University of Guelph, June 13-15, Report #16. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Ithaca. [PDF]

Rees, William E. 2010b. "What’s Blocking Sustainability? Human Nature, Cognition, and Denial." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 6(2):13-25. 

Rees, William E. and Mathis Wackernagel. 1994. "Ecological Footprints and Appropriated Carrying Capacity: Measuring the Natural Capital Requirements of the Human Economy." Pages 362-390 in A.M. Jansson, M. Hammer, C. Folke, and R. Costanza (eds.), Investing in Natural Capital: The Ecological Economics Approach to Sustainability. Island Press, Washington, D.C

Reisch, L. 2001. "Time and Wealth: The Role of Time and Temporalities for Sustainable Patterns of Consumption." Time and Society 10(2/3):387-405. [abstract]

Reisner, Marc. 1993. Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water. Penguin Books, New York. [related research news from Arizona State University]

Rice, Paul. 2011. "Fair Trade: A Model for Sustainable Development. Fair Trade is a viable vehicle for producers to strengthen their positions and take more control over their lives." Stanford Social Innovation Review 23 January. [counterpoint to "The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee" by C. Haight] 

Riley, Patrick. 2001. "Email’s Contribution to Total Paper Consumption on the UC Berkeley Campus: An Investigation of the Printing Behavior of both Students and Staff." Berkeley. [PDF]

Roberts, David. 2010b. "Is a ‘Utility-only’ Cap-and-Trade Bill Worth PassingGrist 21 June.

Rodgers, Randy. 2013. "Architect Advocates for Adaptive Reuse. Jean Carroon Presses for Action to Slow Consumption." Sustainable City Network 7 August. 

Røpke, Inge. 2005. "Consumption in Ecological Economics." Internet Encyclopaedia of Ecological Economics. International Society for Ecological Economics. [PDF]

Royte, Elizabeth. 2006. Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash. Back Bay Books, New York. [short video] [interview podcast from NPR] [excerpt] [review by Neil Genzlinger] [review by William Grimes] [brief excerpts (PDF)]

Sachs, Ignacy. 1984. "Developing in harmony with nature: Consumption patterns, time and space use, resource profiles, and technological choices." In B. Glaeser (ed.), Ecodevelopment: Concepts, Policies, Strategies. Pergamon, New York.

Sachs, Wolfgang. 1999. "Globalization and Sustainability." Development Research Series Working Paper #71, Institut for Historie, Internationale Studier og Samfundsforhold, Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg. [PDF

Saido, Katsuhiko, Tadashi Itagaki, Hideto Sato, Yoichi Kodera, Osamu Abe, Naoto Ogawa, Seon-Yong Chung, and Kiyotaka Miyashita.2009. "New Contamination Derived from Marine Debris Plastics." Paper presented at the 238th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC, 19 August.  [PDF]   [news report]   [related video]

Schaefer, Anja, and Andrew Crane. 2005. "Addressing sustainability and consumption." Journal of Macromarketing 25(1):76-92. [PDF] [related article (PDF)]

Schlosser, Eric. 2002. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Harper Perennial, New York. [wiki summary] [excerpts]

Schnaiberg, Alan and Ken Gould. 1994. Environment and Society: The Enduring Conflict. St. Martin's Press, New York. (Reprinted in 2000 by Blackburn Press, Caldwell, New Jersey.)

Schumacher, E.F. 1973. Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. Harper and Row, New York. [wiki summary]

Schwab, Klaus. 2008. "Global Corporate Citizenship: Working with Government and Civil Society." Foreign Affairs 87(1):107-118. [PDF]

Shastri, Yogendra, Urmila Diwekar, Heriberto Cabezas, and James Williamson. 2008. "Is Sustainability Achievable? Exploring the Limits of Sustainability with Model Systems." Environmental Science and Technology 42(17):6710–6716.

Shell, Ellen Ruppel. 2009. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Penguin, New York. [review] [excerpt and podcast interview on NPR] [video presentation on BookTV] [five part roundtable debate]

Smith, Alison Dalton. 2010. "Too Much of a Good Thing: The Relationship between Money and Happiness in a Post-Industrial Society." The Sustainability Review 7 March.

Spangenberg, Joachim H. 2013. "Pick Simply the Best: Sustainable Development is about Radical Analysis and Selective Synthesis, not about Old Wine in New Bottles." Sustainable Development 21(2):101-111. [abstract]

"The resulting society might still be called a capitalist one; it would significantly differ from current capitalism, but not resemble past socialist economies. Rather than categorizing it as one or the other, or than deriving new ‘-isms’, the discussion should focus on the practical means to pursue the sustainable transformation of our societies and economies."

Stephen Dovers and Tony Norton. 1994. "Population, environment and sustainability: reconstructing the debate." Sustainable Development 2. [PDF]

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Stutz, John. 2010. "The Three-front War: Pursuing Sustainability in a World Shaped by Explosive Growth." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 6(2). 

Taylor, Peter Leigh, Douglas L. Murray, and Laura T. Raynolds. 2005. "Keeping Trade Fair: Governance Challenges in the Fair Trade Coffee Initiative." Sustainable Development 13:199-208. [abstract]

Trainer, Ted. 2007. Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain a Consumer Society. Springer, Dordrecht. [related paper by author (PDF)]

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