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The Resource Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability, John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman

Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability, John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman

Label
Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability
Title
Flourishing
Title remainder
a frank conversation about sustainability
Statement of responsibility
John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability invites you into a conversation between a teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, as they discuss how to create a sustainable world. Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability, this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing the environmental damages of human progress. Through their dialogue and essays that open each section, the authors uncover two core facets of our culture that drive the unsustainable, unsatisfying, and unfair social and economic machines that dominate our lives. First, our collective model of the way the world works cannot cope with the inherent complexity of today's highly connected, high-speed reality. Second, our understanding of human behavior is rooted in this outdated model. Driven by the old guard, sustainability has become little more than a fashionable idea. As a result, both business and government are following the wrong path -- at best applying temporary, less unsustainable solutions that will fail to leave future generations in better shape. To shift the pendulum, this book tells a new story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in the beauty of complexity and arguing for the transformative cultural shift that we can make based on our collective wisdom and lived experiences. Then, the authors sketch out the road to a flourishing future, a change in our consumption and a new approach to understanding and acting. There is no middle ground; without a sea change at the most basic level, we will continue to head down a faulty path. Indeed, this book is a clarion call to action. Candid and insightful, it leaves readers with cautious hope."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenfeld, John
Dewey number
338.9/27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
.E36465 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HC79.E5
NAL item number
E36465 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoffman, Andrew J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ehrenfeld, John
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Hållbar utveckling
  • Sostenibilidad
  • Desarrollo sostenible
Label
Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability, John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sustainability means nothing without an end in sight -- The myths of our modern culture -- The wrong-headed solutions of corporate sustainability -- More is not better -- Reexamining what it means to be human -- Returning to our place in the whole -- Reasons to be hopeful
Control code
ocn818953165
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 151 pages
Isbn
9780804784146
Lccn
2013000654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804784153
  • (OCoLC)818953165
Label
Flourishing : a frank conversation about sustainability, John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sustainability means nothing without an end in sight -- The myths of our modern culture -- The wrong-headed solutions of corporate sustainability -- More is not better -- Reexamining what it means to be human -- Returning to our place in the whole -- Reasons to be hopeful
Control code
ocn818953165
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 151 pages
Isbn
9780804784146
Lccn
2013000654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804784153
  • (OCoLC)818953165

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