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Accountability 1000S 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
Accountability is a not-for-profit certification and research organization founded in the UK in 1995. The 1000 Series is AccounAbility’s guidelines for reporting on social, environmental and ethical performance.
More information: www.accountability.org.uk

Acupuncture 4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
The practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anesthesia . More broadly, acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a number of different approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation.

AFO 2Introduction to Sustainability: Sustainable Dictionary "sustainable table" Retrieved 4/11/08
Abbreviation for Animal Feeding Operation, which is an agricultural business where animals are raised in confined situations and fed an unnatural diet, instead of allowing them to roam and graze. The EPA determines whether an agricultural business is an AFO based on regulations created by the Clean Water Act.

Alternative Energy 1Greenopia.com glossary Retrieved 4/11/08
Energy derived from sources such as solar, hydro or wind.

Alternative Medicine 4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
Practices used instead of standard medical treatments. Alternative medicine is distinct from complementary medicine which is meant to accompany, not to replace, standard medical practices. Alternative medical practices are generally not recognized by the medical community as standard or conventional medical approaches.

Apathetics 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
A sector of the market defined by the Roper ASW Green Gauge Report as the least interested in "green" or environmental issues and the least likely to take any action on these issues. In 2007, this group was renamed from "Basic Browns" to "Apatheics" and its numbers fell from 19% to 18% in two years. They tend to be less educated, have lover incomes, and lower influence than other consumers.

Aromatherapy 4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
A form of alternative medicine based on the use of very concentrated "essential" oils from the flowers, leaves, bark, branches, rind or roots of plants with purported healing properties.

Ayurveda 4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
India's traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. Ayurvedic theory states that all disease begins with an imbalance or stress in the individual's consciousness. Lifestyle interventions are a major ayurvedic preventive and therapeutic approach. There are ten ayurveda clinics in North America, including one hospital-based clinic that has served 25,000 patients since 1985.


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