Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture

Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture

by John R. Ehrenfeld
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300158432

ISBN-13: 9780300158434

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Treating the symptoms of global ecological stress isn't enough: we need to address the root causes of unsustainability, says philosopher/scientist John Ehrenfeld in this thought-provoking book. He offers a new model of sustain ability along with a set of strategies for creating a world in which human and other life can flourish forever.

Overview

Treating the symptoms of global ecological stress isn't enough: we need to address the root causes of unsustainability, says philosopher/scientist John Ehrenfeld in this thought-provoking book. He offers a new model of sustain ability along with a set of strategies for creating a world in which human and other life can flourish forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300158434
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
802,631
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

List of Tables xii

Foreword xiii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Is the Sky Falling, and, If So, Does Anyone Care? 1

2 Solving the Wrong Problem: How Good Habits Turn Bad 10

3 Uncovering the Roots of Unsustainability 22

4 Consumption: A Symptom of Addiction 35

5 A Radical Notion of Sustainability 48

6 The Tao of Sustainability 58

7 Change, Transformation, and Design 64

8 Culture Change: Locating the Levers of Transformation 78

9 A New Story for Nature 99

10 The Importance of Being 108

11 Consumption and Need 123

12 To Care Is Human 133

13 Creating Possibility with Products 146

14 Presencing by Design 157

15 Creating Possibility Through Institutional Design 170

16 Implementing Adaptive Governance 182

17 The Special Role of Business 197

18 Epilogue 210

Notes 217

Bibliography 225

Index 233

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