October 16, 2013
Erb Director, Andrew Hoffman published an article on the differences between scientific consensus vs. social consensus on climate change. The article is titled, Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse: Establishing the Rules of the Game in the Michigan Journal of Sustainability.
Read the article
October 15, 2013
Kim Wolske, Research Management Fellow, Erb Institute and
Andrew Hoffman, Director, Erb Institute
Lukas Strickland, Research Assistant, School of Natural Resources & Environment
One of seven technical reports completed for the Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan Integrated Assessment, conducted by the University of Michigan, this report reviews the current state of knowledge on public perceptions of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). The objective is to highlight issues that may be relevant to HVHF-related policy in Michigan.
June 5, 2013
Edited by Rebecca Henn, former Erb PhD student who recently received her doctorate and Erb Institute Director, Andy Hoffman. This books examines the increase in sustainable buildings by understanding the fundamental challenges green construction faces through cultural, social and organizational shifts. Read more
April 29, 2013
Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services gives readers recommendations for increasing participation in watershed conservation for non-industrial private forest landowners in the Sebago Lake Watershed, Maine. This book was the Erb Institute 2012 Best Opus Project winner.
Written by: Dan Cantor (’12), Colm Fay (’12), Matt Harrison, Emily Levine and Chris Zwicke (’12) with a foreword by Andy Hoffman and Emily Plews (’10) and includes an introduction by Faculty Advisor, Peter Adriaens.
This book is available for purchase on Amazon.com: Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services
April 20, 2013
Erb Director, Andy Hoffman’s article, Climate Science as Culture War in the Stanford Social Innovation Review wins a Maggie Award for Best Feature Article (circulation under 50,000- Trade) from the Western Publishing Association (WPA).
079 Best Feature Article
February 7, 2013
Exceptional Boards: Environmental Experience and Positive Deviance from Institutional Norms
Authored by: Erb Director, Andy Hoffman and former Erb Postdoc, Judith Walls
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Vol. 34, Issue 2, June 25, 2012
“This paper explores the phenomenon of positive organizational deviance from institutional norms by establishing practices that protect or enhance the natural environment.”
January 10, 2013
Going Beyond Growth: The Green Economy as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy
Laurie Kaye Nijaki
The Next Economics, Global Cases in Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, Springer Press
Explore economic growth, opportunities and strategy through a green economics evaluation in Erb Post-Doc, Laurie Kaye Nijaki’s recently published chapter titled “Going Beyond Growth: The Green Economy as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy”.
December 4, 2012
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability
John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman
Forthcoming in April, 2013
Stanford University Press, 144 pages
Flourishing invites you into a conversation between a teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, as they discuss how to create a sustainable world. Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability, this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing the environmental damages of human progress. Read More / On Amazon
December 4, 2012
Business and the Natural Environment
Edited by Susse Georg, Andrew Hoffman
November 21st 2012 by Routledge – 2,144 pages
This Volume is part of the Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, published by Routledge
Over the past four decades, the concept of corporate environmentalism has passed through multiple iterations. Concurrent with this evolution in corporate practice has been the emergence of academic research focused on business decision-making, firm behaviour, and the protection of the natural environment. This book is one of a four-volume Routledge Major Works collection that will enable users to make sense of this thriving and fast-developing area of serious scholarly endeavour.
Read the introduction: “A history of research on business and the natural environment: conversations from the field.” (pdf)
November 26, 2012
Identity, Sustainability, and Local Setting at U.S. Botanical Gardens
New paper published by Erb Faculty Affiliate, Victoria Johnson. Victoria thanks the Erb Institute for the research grant that made her paper possible.
“In the last decade, an increasing number of U.S. botanical gardens have adopted the concept of ’sustainability’ as an explicit element of their missions and practices. By reducing water, energy, and pesticide usage, these gardens seek to model environmental behavior that mitigates the destructive impact of human activities.”