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Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

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Five years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now well-versed—even inundated—with green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting point, not the destination. This second edition of the bestselling book is extensively revised to include the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on the locavore movement, ...

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Overview

Five years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now well-versed—even inundated—with green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting point, not the destination. This second edition of the bestselling book is extensively revised to include the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on the locavore movement, carbon-neutral homes, novel transportation solutions, the growing trend of ecotourism, the concept of food justice, and much more. Additional new sections focus on the role of cities as the catalyst for change in our society. With 50 percent new content, this overhauled edition incorporates the most recent studies and projects being implemented worldwide. The result is a guided tour through the most exciting new tools, models, and ideas for building a better future.

Praise for Worldchanging, Revised and Updated Edition:

"If you haven't yet had an opportunity to take a look at this ambitious and impressively comprehensive how-to guide on sustainable living, now is an excellent time . . . it doesn't matter what catches your eye in Worldchanging-whether it's finding an online magazine that will give you ideas on how to re-use your old doorknobs, or joining an alliance of 'bridge bloggers'-you can find the resources to get you started, and the inspiration to make your Earth Day resolutions bigger, better, and greener."
 -NewsWatch, NationalGeographic.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810970854
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.63 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Steffen is the co-founder of WorldChanging.com, one of the world's leading sustainability-related publications. Steffen makes regular speaking appearances at multinational corporations like Nike, Yahoo!, and Amazon. He is a leading voice in planetary futurism and has inspired over 600 stories in the media, including a CNN documentary. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and the author of The End of Nature and Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Time magazine has called him "the world's best green journalist."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    Everyone should know these things.

    This book informs you of the world we now live in. To have knowledge of what's happening in the world gives you a chance to respond wisely, but if you are unaware, how can you make those wise choices? This book covers many different topics all of which pertain to us even though we may not see it happening.I love this book and plan on giving copies away for Christmas.

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