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Communicating Organizational Commitment to Long-Term Sustainability through a Trusted Digital Repository Self-Audit

Description: This paper provides an overview of the UNT Libraries' self-audit using criteria from the Trusted Repositories Audit and Certification checklist. It contains an overview of the structure of this self-audit, explores the documents generated and auited, and examines the challenges and solutions as revealed by this process. This paper also contains findings specifically related to the digital newspaper and news video content.
Date: July 27, 2016
Creator: Krahmer, Ana & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Environmental Ethics from the Periphery: José Lutzenberger and the Philosophical Analysis of an Unecological Economics

Description: This dissertation provides a philosophical analysis about the influence colonialism had over capitalism's current configuration and how their intricate interplay impacts both the social and the ecological spheres, in both central and peripheral countries. Such analysis draws from the work of José Lutzenberger, a Brazilian environmentalist. The current capitalist economic system tends to disregard the environment, since it would be greatly affected by negative externalities. A negative externality is an economic activity that imposes a negative effect on an unrelated third party. Many negative externalities are related to the environmental consequences of production and consumption. In addition, this dissertation explores the fact that an ecological crisis is also a social crisis. A genealogical and existential thread going from Brazil's early days as one of Portugal's colonies to the present is drawn, showing how colonialism helped to create the foundations and the conditions for the current exploitative capitalist system, in Brazil and elsewhere. To change this situation, the environment should not be entrusted to private interests but to an institution responsible for the good of society as a whole. Genuinely green economies are more prone to appear on the periphery, but only if global economic justice is achieved first.
Date: August 2016
Creator: Valenti Possamai, Fabio
Partner: UNT Libraries

Department of Homeland Security 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

Description: This report reflects the Department of Homeland Securities' strategic vision for doing business in a more efficient and sustainable way. The report includes sections on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, sustainable building, fleet management, water use efficiency and management, pollution prevention and waste reduction, sustainable acquisition, electronic stewardship and data centers, renewable energy, climate change resilience, and energy performance contracts.
Date: June 23, 2014
Creator: United States. Department of Homeland Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Communicating Organizational Commitment to Long-Term Sustainability through a Trusted Digital Repository Self-Audit

Description: This presentation provides an overview of the UNT Libraries' self-audit using criteria from the Trusted Repositories Audit and Certification checklist. It contains an overview of the structure of this self-audit, explores the documents generated and auited, and examines the challenges and solutions as revealed by this process.
Date: August 15, 2016
Creator: Krahmer, Ana
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act

Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) to protect public health and the environment by preventing soil and groundwater pollution, and by promoting the sustainable use of soil and groundwater.
Date: February 2, 1990
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu.
Partner: UNT Libraries

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

Description: A report updating the progress made by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the implementation of established health-related climate sustainability goals and strategies. Each objective and strategy is thoroughly discussed and the report also includes appendices that highlight successful examples of sustainability by individual HHS employees..
Date: August 4, 2015
Creator: Kozak, Ted
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aligning National Environmental Policy Act processes with environmental management systems: A Guide for NEPA and EMS Practitioners

Description: This guidebook for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Management System (EMS) practitioners identifies elements of an EMS that can improve NEPA implementation in order to promote conditions under which humans and nature exist in productive harmony.
Date: April 2007
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Description: This order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with national security and foreign policy interests. This order also provides for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans that build upon and improve existing Federal, State, tribal, local, and regional decision making and planning processes.
Date: July 19, 2010
Creator: United States. President (2009- : Obama)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Description: This report discusses the direction of a national policy to protect oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes while coordinating with national security and foreign policy interests. The priorities include ecosystem restoration, water quality, resiliency to climate change and acidification, and improved environmental observation systems.
Date: September 10, 2009
Creator: United States. Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Environmental Impact Assessment Act

Description: This law was passed by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to protect the natural environment from some of the negative effects of economic growth.
Date: January 8, 2003
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Partner: UNT Libraries

Cultivating the Future: Food in the Age of Climate Change

Description: The brochure promotes government incentives for farmers to lower agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and expand carbon sinks by sequestering carbon through organic farming and reduced tillage; reducing nitrous oxide emissions through minimal use of nitrogen fertilizer, capturing methane emissions from anaerobic manure handling facilities; reducing the use of fossil fuels on farms; increasing the generation of electricity from wind, solar and small-scale hydro; expanding the use of practices like hedges, shelterbelts, and forested riparian zones; expanding local food supply for local consumption; and supporting the use of sustainable biochar derived from farm and urban organic wastes.
Date: 2009
Creator: Girardet, Herbert; Bree, Axel; Rohde, Anja & Hilmar Bee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Basic Environment Act

Description: This law, passed by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), sets environmental policy for Taiwan and stipulates that economic and technological development will emphasize environmental protection based on long-term national interests, and that development must be sustainable in the interest of future national security and quality of life.
Date: December 11, 2002
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Partner: UNT Libraries