Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything

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by Daniel Goleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0385527829

ISBN-13: 9780385527828

Pub. Date: 04/21/2009

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling

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Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency -- tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal -- and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385527828
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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