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Sharing is Good by Beth Buczynski

November 18th, 2013 by New Society Publishers

NBC’s Today Show stated that ‘collaborative consumption‘ is exploding. “It has become the norm: People using online sites to share what they have – in the tangible world – with strangers,” they stated. Beth Buczynski’s book Sharing is Good is a practical guide to collaborative consumption — a new way of living where access is […]

A book on How to Study Public Life by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre

November 6th, 2013 by Island Press

For decades, renowned architect Jan Gehl has been at the center of creating vibrant, human- scale public spaces in global cities including Copenhagen, New York, and Melbourne. In his newest venture, together with public-space expert Birgitte Svarre, Gehl explores the field of study that helps us better understand the life that takes place in public […]

Is a society guided by sustainability still possible?

April 13th, 2013 by Island Press

In today’s society, the word “sustainable” has become practically meaningless, with most sustainable products just a step less bad than conventional alternatives. Because of the power of “sustainababble,” the world has largely ignored the rich spectrum of political, cultural, and technological changes that would set us on the path to a truly sustainable future. Although […]

Conscious Capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business published on 15 January 2013

January 17th, 2013 by Harvard Business Review Press

Capitalism has been villainised in some quarters because of a multitude of highly publicized corporate scandals and greedy misconduct by many major companies. But, there is inherent good in capitalism—and if we all participate in it with higher consciousness, argue John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia— we can renew its inherent power to improve both the […]

Tony Juniper’s book ‘What has Nature ever done for us?’ shows that Nature underpins global GDP

January 2nd, 2013 by Profile Books Ltd

Tony Juniper‘s book “What has Nature ever done for Us? is published by Profile Books Ltd on 14 January 2013. The book is available as a trade paperback and an ebook. Jose Lopez, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé said the book is a “highly readable, personal journey of discovery of nature and our […]

Managing our built environment in a changing climate

October 8th, 2012 by Routledge

The Earth’s temperature is rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But how do we act successfully? And what’s the backup plan if we fall short? […]

The Quest for Sustainable Business

July 8th, 2012 by Greenleaf Publishing

Dr Wayne Visser has written ‘The Quest for Sustainable Business – An Epic Journey in Search of Corporate Responsibility‘ which is published by Greenleaf Publishing. In January 2010, Dr Wayne Visser, author, academic and social entrepreneur, set off on a nine-month, 20-country “quest” to talk to entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators and learn about how […]

Peeking at Peak Oil by Kjell Aleklett

June 1st, 2012 by Springer

What happens when a handful of the world’s largest oil fields— accounting for two-thirds of the world’s oil—run dry? What are the implications of such a prospect for food production, economic growth and ultimately, global security? In his book, Peeking at Peak Oil physicist Kjell Aleklett explores the science and consequences behind the sobering reality […]

Threats to the Ocean of Life and what must be done to restore it

May 28th, 2012 by Allen Lane

In Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? Above all, Professor Roberts reveals the richness of their life, and how it has altered over the […]

Cooler Smarter book provides practical steps for low carbon living

May 17th, 2012 by Island Press

While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which purchasing choices and changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? The new book, Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps […]