Industrial Ecology Compendium


Describes the background of industrial ecology, defines its main attributes, and puts it in the perspectives of an academic discipline and a field of ecology. Covers goals, key concepts, sustainable development, system tools (life cycle design, life cycle assessment, and design for environment), and future needs.
229K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $4]

Resource List

Lists 153 books and articles, two collections of problem sets, two videos, eight syllabi, and 19 faculty.
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Annotated Bibliography

Describes 41 relevant publications; all appear in the Resource List.
31K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $1.50]

Selected Reading Material

A collection of key documents.

1,965K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $5]

Course Syllabi

A collection of syllabi from six university courses involving industrial ecology taught by the following professors: Clinton Andrews (Princeton); Garry Brewer, Stuart Hart, and Gregory Keoleian (Michigan); William Clark, Robert Frosch, and R. H. Socolow (Harvard); and Faye Duchin (NYU).
1,127K Acrobat file
[Printed copy available for $9]

Case Studies:

"Case A: McDonald's Environmental Strategy" 59K Acrobat file
"Case B1: The Clamshell Controversy," 93K Acrobat file
"Case B2: McDonald's Decision," 13K Acrobat file and
"Case C: Sustaining McDonald's Environmental Success" 73K Acrobat file

Included are a teaching note 42K Acrobat file as well as notes on life cycle analysis 40K Acrobat file and solid waste issues 21K Acrobat file
[Complete set of printed documents available for $11]

Video: "McDonald's-EDF Environmental Task Force"

This 16-minute video accompanies the written case study. Robert Langert, McDonald's director of environmental affairs, and Jackie Prince, EDF staff scientist, present different perspectives on the joint project. Issues discussed include reasons for and reservations about participating, organizational goals of the project, results, and advice for others thinking of pursuing similar projects. [Only available by mail; price is $16]

Video: "Second Victory at Yorktown"

This 31-minute video examines the joint Amoco/EPA cooperative project that addressed the reduction of pollution from a petroleum refinery. As background, it explains pollution prevention, risk analysis, and decision-making; it then goes on to describe te expectations and concerns of each of the participants and finally the results of the project. The material is intended for survey courses on environmental issues, chemical and industrial engineering classes, and business classes on operations management and business law (voluntary vs. mandatory programs); it is also suitable for business managers and engineers. [Only available by mail; price is $22]

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