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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers; First Printing edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865715319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865715318
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Andres R. Edwards is the author of Thriving Beyond Sustainability, gold medal winner in the Living Now Book Awards, and The Sustainability Revolution, which has sold over 25,000 copies. He is co-author, with Robert Apte, of Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant, and the founder of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and providing consulting services on sustainable practices. For additional information, visit: www.andresedwards.com

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By John Gookin on August 1, 2007
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I appreciated both what was presented about sustainability and how carefully Edwards compares the environmentalism and sustainability movements. He doesn't "diss" environmentalism, but illuminates a lot of general principles of the sustainability movement that show it to be significantly more sustainable as a movement.

I found each chapter to be complete, but there is a lot of parallel structure in the book so I limited myself to a chapter a day so I wouldn't confuse things between chapters.

Next edition: I could have used more explanation for why social equity is the third E (Ecology, Economy, Equity) of sustainability. I can deduce it on my own, but I just could have used some help understanding this at a fundamental level.

Overall, I loved this book and read just about every word of the text. I have marked up and flagged the extensive reference sections and have already chased down a few follow-up topics.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Flach on July 5, 2008
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The Sustainability Revolution provides a broad portrait of a paradigm shift, as the sub title claims. Although I checked this out of the library, this is a book to own and refer to especially if you are interested in furthering sustainable best practices or even wondering what they are. Sustainability can be a challenge to get understanding and organized around and this book neatly categorizes it in 7 chapters and concludes with a substantial resource section; it is well referenced throughout for additional follow-up.

First we read about how sustainability's environmental roots were expanded to include consideration of the 3 E's, ecology, economy and equity; sustainability therefore looks at the interdependencies of the 3E's and engages a diversity of stakeholders when we broaden the undeniable scope of impact. Ecology is the environmental consideration in which we shift to a long term perspective, acknowledge and respond in turn to our dependence on our life support systems. Looking at economy we see a healthy environment and a healthy economy coexisting, not the opposition of these as is often still purported. The human well being requirement of the sustainability triangle is referred to herein as equity or equality as it acknowledges that the well being of the individual is dependant on the well being of the community and calls us toward a spirit of cooperation and ethics within the distribution of basic resources such as food, shelter and water and a greater emphasis on the value of education. The author then proceeds to describe sustainability principles in 5 basic categories, Community, Commerce, Natural Resources, Ecological Design, and the Biosphere with education as a key component of each as we weave our way into the sustainable path.
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48 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Freeman on August 4, 2005
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"The Sustainability Revolution" is a thorough review of the evolution of sustainability. For a text loaded with facts and details, Andres wrote it so it would be understandable for those who are new to the history and principles of sustainability. The resources section is especially helpful because it lists organizations and contacts mentioned in the book along with brief descriptions about them. I'm sure that many of our customers -- for the DVD "Architecture to Zucchini: The people, companies and organizations pioneering sustainability" -- would be very interested in this book. I highly recommend it to higher education, consultants and business leaders.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amina Henriksen on February 5, 2008
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Another reviewer called the book a "primer" on sustainability, and I would like to emphasize this quality. If you know very little about sustainability, this is a book for you. If you have been following the news in this area, this book will not enlighten you further. Another comment I had was that the author compares the "Sustainability Revolution" to the Industrial Revolution, and I don't believe the sustainability movement is at a revolutionary caliber yet - not that I don't want it to be.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Quartz on January 17, 2011
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This books seems to be a collection of smaller works all mashed together. Many sections are simply bullet point after bullet point. The name is misguided. A better title would be Sustainability ventures of business, government, and policy makers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank Roettgers on February 14, 2011
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Yes, we were experiencing a paradigm shift and yes, we are probably still in the middle of it. However, unlike stated in this book, six years after this publication "sustainability" is not a vague term anymore at all. Everyone who deals with sustainability practices or environmental issues should know by now what the "new paradigm" is about.

Despite the fact that the sustainability revolution is not as up to date as it might have been in 2005, I liked the scientific writing style. The theoretical content made up for the missing connection between the chapters. If you want to get an idea about the evolution of sustainability: this book is a good start.

- Frank Roettgers, author of Going Green Together - How to Align Employees with Green Strategies
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rafael Isas Romero on May 5, 2009
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The author did a great job on presenting an explanation of what the term sustainability means in view of general confusion or bad interpretation of its significance and its dimension.

Many companies go around announcing themselves as "green companies", just because they are entangled on a couple of environmental activities, but at the same time they continue ripping the planet, or freely disposing of their wastes, externalizing the costs to society.

At the same time, the value of this book is reinforced when it presents a list of other important organizations dedicated to make sustainability a reality, modeling what hopefully must be the modern economy.

Higly recommended.
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