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The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

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Publisher Comments:

Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the fastest and most profound social transformation of our time—the sustainability revolution.

The Sustainability Revolution paints a picture of this largely unrecognized phenomenon from the point of view of five major sectors of society:

Community (government and international institutions)

Commerce (business)

Resource extraction (forestry, farming, fisheries etc.)

Ecological design (architecture, technology)

Biosphere (conservation, biodiversity etc.)

The book analyzes sustainability as defined by each of these sectors in terms of the principles, declarations and intentions that have emerged from conferences and publications, and which serve as guidelines for policy decisions and future activities. Common themes are then explored, including:

An emphasis on stewardship

The need for economic restructuring promoting no waste and equitable distribution

An understanding and respect for the principles of nature

The restoration of life forms

An intergenerational perspective on solutions

Concluding that these themes in turn represent a new set of values that define this paradigm shift, The Sustainability Revolution describes innovative sustainable projects and policies in Colombia, Brazil, India and the Netherlands and examines future trends. Complete with a useful resources list, this is the first book of its kind and will appeal to business and government policymakers, academics and all interested in sustainability.

Andrés R. Edwards is an educator, author, media designer and environmental systems consultant who has specialized in sustainability topics for the past 15 years. The founder and president of EduTracks, an exhibit design and fabrication firm specializing in green building and sustainable education programs for parks, towns and companies, he lives in northern California.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive primer on the history, evolution and future of the movement toward sustainability.

About the Author

Andrés R. Edwards is an educator, author, media designer and environmental systems consultant who has specialized in sustainability topics for the past 15 years. The founder and president of EduTracks, an exhibit design and fabrication firm specializing in green building and sustainable education programs for parks, towns and companies, he lives in Northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865715318
Foreword:
Orr, David
Foreword:
Orr, David
Foreword by:
Orr, David
Foreword:
Brown, Lester Russell
Foreword:
Orr, David
Author:
Brown, Lester R.
Author:
Orr, David W.
Author:
Orr, David
Author:
Edwards, Andres R.
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Social evolution
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 12 oz

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