How to Use This Book & Acknowledgements

AuthorJason J. Czarnezki
How to Use This Book & Acknowledgements
My goal in writing this book is to raise awareness of core environmental policy
concerns that are implicated in individual daily decision-making and that to this
point, in my view, have gone unnoticed and underappreciated. This book is for
any person interested in the environment and conservation, the impacts of modern
consumption and consumerism, and the relationship between humanity and nature.
The book raises awareness about the environmental effects of everyday life and the
roles that government and law can play in shaping consumer dec ision-making. It
policy within their communities.
The book’s contents will also prov e useful to un dergraduate and graduate
law, natural resources, public policy, economics, agriculture, and political science,
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environmental effects of everyday decision-making.
I would encourage the adoption of this book in university and college classrooms
and graduate school seminars. Professors and teachers may chose to assign indi-
vidual chapters as well, perhaps as supplemental reading in traditional law school
courses, especially introductory courses on regulatory policy, environmental law,
and natural resources law. However, when assigning singular chapters, I strongly
recommend including the Introduction and Conclusion in the required reading.
For introductory students, this book is designed to provide both solid grounding
in environmental literacy and a set of comprehensible and actionable solutions.
Often instructors of standard university “Introduction to Environmental Studies”
of problems,” or simply “depressing.” While the substantive chapters do outline
serious consequences of consumption and pollution, the thrust of the book is posi-
tive and action oriented. Instructors can use the text to reassure college students
that there are, indeed, individual actions that can make a difference, both in their
the impact of individual choices on regional and global events.
For use of individual chapters, Chapter One, on the history and consequences
of consumption, may be a useful supplement to courses on environmental history,
economics, and natural resources law; Chapter Two (on climate change), to courses

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