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Practicing Sustainability

Practicing Sustainability (Hardback, 2013 ed.)

Edited by Madhavan, Guru
Edited by Oakley, Barbara
Edited by Green, David
Edited by Koon, David
Edited by Low, Penny

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Sustainability applies to everybody. But everybody applies it differently, by defining and shaping it differently much as water is edged and shaped by its container. It is conceived in absolute terms but underpinned by a great diversity of relatively green and sometimes contradic...tory practices that can each make society only more or less sustainable. In Practicing Sustainability, chefs, poets, music directors, evangelical pastors, skyscraper architects, artists, filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, business executives, policy makers, and the contrarians, shed light on our understanding of sustainability and the role that each of us can play. Each contributor addresses what sustainability means, what is most appealing about the concept, and what they would like to change to improve the perception and practice of sustainability. What emerges from their essays is a wide spectrum of views that confirm an important insight: Sustainability is pursued in different ways not only due to different interpretations, but also because of varying incentives, trade-offs, and altruistic motives. Practicing and achieving sustainability starts with a willingness to look critically at the concept. It also means enabling rich and vigorous discussion based on pragmatism and common sense to determine a framework for best ideas and practices. With time and the much needed critical thinking, sustainable development will become a more integral part of our culture. By sharing experiences and crisp insights from today 's savants, Practicing Sustainability serves as a stepping stone to the future.
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ISBN 9781461443483
Released NZ 20 Oct 2012
Publisher Springer New York
Format Hardback, 2013 ed.
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781461443483
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Springer New York
Imprint Springer
Released 20 Oct 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 2013 ed.
Edition 2013 ed.
Author(s) Edited by Madhavan, Guru
Edited by Oakley, Barbara
Edited by Green, David
Edited by Koon, David
Edited by Low, Penny
Category Economics
Development Economics
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Popular Science
Number of Pages 244
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 333.72
Weight 5,443g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Environment, Development economics, Life sciences, Industrial management-Environmen, Sustainable development
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade