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, John Ehrenfeld
     
 

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. See more details below

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:
9780300137491
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John R. Ehrenfeld, who before his retirement was affiliated with the MIT Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development and the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, now serves as executive director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and is senior research scholar at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In 1999 he became the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Resources Institute. He lives in Lexington, MA.

Table of Contents

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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

Bibliography 225

Index 233

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