Sustainable World SourceBook: Critical Issues, Viable by Paul Hawken

By Paul Hawken

As we come to appreciate the urgency of our a number of worldwide crises, we develop into stimulated to become involved, to use our collective knowledge and our potential to paintings for strategies in community.

The Sustainable global SourceBook is designed to aid readers find pathways for powerful person and workforce motion. It cuts throughout the glut of knowledge, offering a transparent, concise evaluate of an important concerns and facets of sustainability that everybody must comprehend. And it is choked with winning types and encouraging examples. This richly illustrated, superbly designed, full-color handbook addresses:

  • Environmental matters and their affects, besides a prescription for speedy, large-scale switch
  • Energy assets, top oil, conservation, and rising applied sciences
  • The international monetary main issue, fiscal transition, eco-friendly jobs, and sustainable enterprise
  • Poverty, future health, schooling, nutrition defense, and social justice
  • Local, sustainable groups and engaged electorate
  • Green way of life offerings

Featuring a foreword written through popular environmentalist and best-selling writer Paul Hawken, the Sustainable global SourceBook will entice an individual looking an figuring out of a huge variety of sustainability matters. keen on strategies and activities, it's the crucial guidebook for each involved citizen.
 
The Sustainable global Coalition's function is to supply academic fabrics that foster robust engagement in own and planetary sustainability. The Coalition is a venture of Earth Island Institute, a nonprofit association devoted to environmental sustainability and social justice.

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It’s an act—not only something you think about, it’s something you do. For me, sovereignty is something an Indigenous nation expresses through the act of treatymaking, because only sovereign entities can enter into treaty-making. ”25 Seek Environmental Justice: The rights of indigenous peoples have been systematically violated by oil, gas, timber, and mining industries, creating “unconscionable destruction to traditional territories that have sustained us for time immemorial,” according to the Indigenous Environmental Network.

19 “If all we do is take out the dirty power system, the dirty power generation in a system, and just replace it with some clean stuff, put a solar panel on top of this system, but we don’t deal with how we’re consuming water, we don’t deal with how we’re treating our other sister-and-brother species, we don’t deal with toxins, we don’t deal with the way we treat each other…If that’s not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you’ll have; you’ll have solar-powered bulldozers, solar-powered buzz-saws, and bio-fueled bombers, and we’ll be fighting wars over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines, and we’ll still have a dead planet.

Although the supply of geothermal energy is virtually unlimited, there are large upfront costs to extract it. ”19 “If all we do is take out the dirty power system, the dirty power generation in a system, and just replace it with some clean stuff, put a solar panel on top of this system, but we don’t deal with how we’re consuming water, we don’t deal with how we’re treating our other sister-and-brother species, we don’t deal with toxins, we don’t deal with the way we treat each other…If that’s not a part of this movement, let me tell you what you’ll have; you’ll have solar-powered bulldozers, solar-powered buzz-saws, and bio-fueled bombers, and we’ll be fighting wars over lithium for the batteries instead of oil for the engines, and we’ll still have a dead planet.

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