Feasible Planet is a Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree !!
Are we doing enough?
Are you concerned about the state of our planet and hope that governments and corporations will find a sustainable way for us to live? If you do not think about it too hard, that may work, but will it? Left on their own, with drivers of popularity and profits, I am not too convinced that it will.
The missing part of this equation is you and me. Individuals who believe that corporations and governments can do better. Individuals who believe that through action, we can buy a bit more time to develop and implement solutions to our critical issues.
Did I hear a groan out there when you read the word ‘actions’? Do not worry! Most of the actions that I am referring to will not only help save the planet, but will benefit you right away through saving money, time, better health, and having a happier life in general.
Sustainability goes beyond controlling our consumption and pollution. There are key social, political, and economic areas that need to be addressed as well, and there are several steps that individuals can take to help in these areas.
For those of you who feel we could do more, this book is for you and is loaded with actionable activities, the reasons for doing them, and explores why we are not doing them already.
Every journey starts with a first step. Hopefully this book will lead to those first sustainable steps and that will change the world.
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Table of Contents
- The Approach
- It's all about you
- But it's really not all about you
- Why Bother?
- Life Style
- Spending and Investing
- Getting Around
- Governments and Corporations
- Family and Social Capital
- Adults Stay Out!
- Reality Bites
- Motivating Others
- Sustainability Decoded
- The Jargon
- Useful Formulas & Conversions
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We are proud to announce that FEASIBLE PLANET - A guide to more sustainable living by Ken Kroes is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Concern for our living environment This book wasn't what I expected, as I thought it would be filled with a lot of how-to-live properly and recycle or whatever, but it was more than that. The author writes with the basics of doing the best with what we have. He has a few repeated thoughts, such a consumption, and global warming, but also humans need to slow down. Take a breath, and use what we need and not to be obsessive or greedy. It was more of an eye-opener, not about what people are doing, but what we aren't doing. A well-written book.
This is a very interesting and relevant book. I certainly read for enjoyment, but it’s nice to learn something along the way, and I learnt quite a few things reading this. It’s full of interesting facts and information, and it definitely makes you stop and think about your own impact on the earth, and many other things about our daily lives. One of the things I agree with is we should all turn off the TV and Wii-FM and read a book, and learn something new. It also hit home reading the section on pollution, and I experienced it first hand from being in the Navy and sailing into some of the major cities around the world, and we should all being doing more to reduce impact it’s having. Ken Kroes has a great writing style, and I can see he has put a lot of work into creating this fabulous book. I initially sat down to read a few chapters, and I found myself a few hours later still reading it. Overall it’s very well put together, and I found it well worth a read. Certainly worth the 5/5 Star rating.