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New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living

New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living

by David Wann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312575432

ISBN-13: 2900312575433

Pub. Date: 12/21/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In Simple Prosperity, Dave Wann showed readers how to have an abundant, sustainable life. In The New Normal, he challenges us to do some heavy lifting and transform our non-sustainable culture by transforming ourselves. For Wann, our current "old normal" lifestyle - buying water in disposable bottles, allowing the government to ignore global warming -

Overview

In Simple Prosperity, Dave Wann showed readers how to have an abundant, sustainable life. In The New Normal, he challenges us to do some heavy lifting and transform our non-sustainable culture by transforming ourselves. For Wann, our current "old normal" lifestyle - buying water in disposable bottles, allowing the government to ignore global warming - will not preserve the planet. To nurture our world, he challenges us to rethink our lives, stand up for a healthy planet and move towards a "new normal" lifestyle in an agenda that includes:
- Initiating local business alliances that actively lobby for local buying.
- Creating an investment strategy that values the balance of nature.
- Supporting the design, manufacture, and use of products made with natural chemicals.
- Publicly advocating a more efficient use of water by placing a higher cultural value on wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes.

The New Normal is Dave Wann's way forward, a blueprint for a better life that preserves our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900312575433
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

Introduction: Once Upon a Paradigm, When Growth Was King 1

1 The Software of Civilization 17

2 Why Not a Nonprofit Economy? 36

3 Overfed but Undernourished 86

4 Getting Carbon Out of Our Systems 121

5 Living Wealth: Restoring the Economies of Nature 149

6 Where We Live to Consume, or Where We Come to Life? 188

7 Revolt of the Munchkins: Value, Not Volume, in the Market 216

8 Social Alchemy: Creating a New Normal 239

Notes 251

Recommended Readings 261

Index 263

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