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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:
The book analyses 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:
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 policy makers, academics, and all interested in sustainability.(2004-12-01)
The sustainable revolution was very interesting and would highly recommend this book for anyone to read it.Published 8 months ago by Asefah A.
Good book. Did not agree wiith some of the tenants of the book. But used a few quotes in my research.Published 23 months ago by Nusia
I chose this book as a text book for a Sustainable Living class. Good info and at a good price.Published on July 7, 2013 by Sue Beach Roberts
I bought this book because I thought the concepts to be profoundly important for our society, but was sorely disappointed. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by TJ
This book,a little dated to this point, but an outstanding introduction to sustainability. I am so impressed with the historic value and the "leed" to the future of American... Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by justchevelles
I had to purchase this book for class and quickly realized it would stay on my booksehelf well after the term had ended. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Getrealgarcia
Had to read this book for a sustainability trip abroad to Sweden. Not being a very sustainable person before the trip, this book helped me get in "gear" and learn about what others... Read morePublished on May 13, 2011 by Heather A Schacknies
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... Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Frank Roettgers
....with a wide range of cultural, technical, and historical information as context. "Paradigm shift" in the subtitle refers to the fact that techno-fixes cannot repair our... Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA