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Thriving Beyond Sustainability Pathways to a Resilient Society

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ISBN-10: 0865716412

ISBN-13: 9780865716414

Edition: 2010

Authors: Andr�s R. Edwards, Bill McKibben

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Andr�s R. Edwards is an educator, author, media designer and sustainability consultant. He is founder and president of EduTracks a firm specializing in developing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for green building and business initiatives.

Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. It is an account of an experiment: McKibben collected everything that came across the 100 channels of cable tv on the Fairfax, Virginia system (at the time among the nation's largest) for a single day. He spent a year watching the 2,400 hours of videotape, and then compared it to a day spent on the mountaintop near his home. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Bill currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. 030

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Drawing a Collective Map of Earth Island
Lessons from Our Ancestors
Cultural Indicators
Tibetan Nomads
Balinese Water Temples
Inuit Traditional Knowledge
The Kogi: Guardians of the Planet
The Value of Traditional Knowledge
The Extinction of Languages
Building Community
Taking Action
Going “Glocal”
Transition Initiatives
Sustainability Street
Salmon Nation
Regional Climate Plans
National Initiatives: Sweden and New Zealand
International Environmental Plans
Glocalization Reframed
Taking Action
Greening Commerce
The New Bottom Lines
The Drivers
Implementing Nature's Strategies
The Trilogy
Growth, Consumption and Pollution
Creating New Alliances
Mission-Based Enterprises
A New Role for Civil Society
Blue Chip Companies Turn Green
Tax Shifting
Providing Tools and Metrics
Building New Business Models
Taking Action
Regenerative Design
New Design Approaches and Objectives
Design Tools and Frameworks
Building Green Homes, Towns and Cities
BedZED
Greensburg
V�xj�
Integrating Design and Living Systems
Taking Action
Saving Ecosystems
Continental Conservation
Species Protection
Protecting the Land
Conservation Philanthropy
What is Nature Worth?
Conservation Finance
Markets and Nature
Taking Action
Navigating the Confluence
Ecosystem Decline
Energy Transition
Population Growth
Economic Disparity
Climate Change
A Confluence of Possibilities
Taking Action
Catalysts for Change
Greening Campuses
The Food Revolution
The Green Economy
Mainstreaming Green
Open Source
Initiatives, Confluence, Scope and Approach
Tipping Point Factors
Taking Action
A Thriveable Future
The SPIRALS Framework
Scalable
Place-making
Intergenerational
Resilient
Accessible Life-affirming
Self care
Moving Toward Thriveability
Taking Action
Resources
Notes
Index
About the Author