Books, journals and
FOR ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY
Global Warming Debate – one of the ‘Issues’ series which all contain
short, illustrated articles by a number of different organisations, giving a
broad perspective. Photocopiable. £6.95 available from CAT
Background information for teachers and students
The Issues series of books have a good range of views represented in a set of
short articles: available from CAT. The series includes, ‘A Consumer Society’
and ‘Poverty and Equality’.
The Little Earth Book – £5.99 available from CAT
World Guide’, available as a book or CD ROM. A 600 page reference book with up
to date facts and information on 217 countries with related maps, diagrams and
‘UK Environment’ is produced by The Stationery Office and provides recent
information under 17 broad headings.
Action in school (& curriculum materials)
‘Managing Energy’ is an
invaluable resource full of material on measuring energy use within the school
and reducing it. Part of the TEP Science with Technology series, available from
CAT mail order.
‘How to make your school water efficient: a step-by-step guide’ –
Environment Agency (free from EA on 0845 933 3111).
‘Teaching about Energy.’
Produced by CAT and Southgate publishers in Resources for Science and Technology
teaching. It won the TES primary science book of the year award in 2000.
‘One Small Step’. An extremely useful and readable book about understanding
and teaching clearly about environmental issues
‘Citizenship for the Future’ A wonderful, inspiring book based on many years
experience of working with students and children'
CAT pupil and teacher guides:
‘Pupils guide to wind power’,
‘Pupils guide to solar power’, ‘Pupils
guide to waterpower’
‘Teachers guide to solar heating projects’, ‘Teachers
guide to solar electricity projects’, ‘Teachers
guide to wind power projects’, ‘Teachers
guide to water powers projects’,
‘Renewable Energy in the School Grounds’
OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Baldwin, J. (1996) Bucky Works:
Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today, John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Burall, P. (1991) Green Design, Design Council, London
Charter, M and Tischner, U (2001) Sustainable solutions: developing products and
services for the future, Greenleaf, Sheffield
Charter, M (1999) Greener marketing: a global perspective on greening marketing
practice, Greenleaf, Sheffield
Datschefski, E (2001) The total beauty of sustainable products, Rotovision, Hove
Elkington, J. and Hailes, J. (1988) The Green Consumer Guide, Gollancz, London
Mackenzie, D. (1991) Green Design: Design for the Environment, Laurence King
Klostermann, J E M and Tukker, A (1998) Product innovation and eco-efficiency:
twenty-three industry efforts to reach the Factor 4, Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht
Ottman, J. (1997) Green Marketing - Opportunity for Innovation, NTC Business
Packard, V. (1963) The Waste Makers, Penguin, Middlesex
Papanek, V. (1985) Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change,
Thames and Hudson, London
Papanek, V. (1995) The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and
Architecture, Thames and Hudson, London
Papanek, V and Hennessey, J (1977) How things don't work, Pantheon Books, New
RMIT. (1997) Introduction to EcoReDesign - Improving the environmental
performance of manufactured products, RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria
Von Weizsacker, Lovins, E., Amory B. and Lovins L.H. (1998) Factor Four -
Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use, Earthscan Publications Ltd., London
Whiteley, N. (1994) Design for Society, Reaktion Books, London
World Commission on Environment and Development. (1987) Our Common Future,
Oxford University Press, New York
N B Charter and Tischner’s book published in 2001 (shown in bold) provides a
sound, up-to-date starting point for accessing relevant literature. It also has
a useful list of web addresses.
The following manual is based on pioneering work done at Delft University in The
Brezet H and van Hemel C (1997), Ecodesign: a promising approach to sustainable
production and consumption, UNEP
See also manuals on Eco-redesign from The Royal Melbourne Institute of
The Journal of Sustainable Product Design is available via the Pilkington
Library. It was an e-journal from 1997-1999 and (after a gap year) it has been
relaunched in 2001 in hard copy. General information about the journal can be
are accessing the e-journal then you will need the following information.
Password: ascotrace (use lower case)
The e-journal is in the form of pdf files.
Practical Action produces materials for secondary schools. A resources catalogue
is available from the Education Unit (email email@example.com
or phone 01926-634519) or through the website, www.practicalaction.org.uk.
Go to the Education link and then to Publications.
resources have been written specifically for Design and Technology, which
students may find useful in developing design ideas for AS or A2.
Well, Live Wisely,’ concentrates on environmental aspects of sustainability
and is priced £11.95.
to Wall Design’ tackles the cultural and environmental issues involved in
building new homes. £12.95.
Lifestyles’ deals with social and economic issues. £16.50.
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