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Paperback – 240 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 399 Grams
BISAC: NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717626
Pub. Date: 2015-11-01

About the Author

Andrés Edwards

Andrés R. Edwards is an educator, award-winning author, media designer, and sustainability consultant. He is founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for green building and business initiatives. He has worked as a producer, exhibit developer, and consultant for projects in natural history, biodiversity, and sustainability. He is the author of The Heart of Sustainability: Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out (2015, Silver Award: Nautilus Book Awards), Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society (2010, Gold Medal: Living Now Book Awards), and The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift (2005). He is co-author with Robert Z. Apte of Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land (2004). Andrés has given radio and television interviews and has lectured and presented seminars at conferences, universities, and for business and community organizations. He currently lives in northern California. www.andresedwards.com

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The Heart of Sustainability

Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out

by Andrés Edwards



Amidst the doom and gloom that dominates the headlines, a different kind of story about an alternative future is unfolding. The players are activists, visionaries and cultural innovators, the backdrop is the tipping point of our global and environmental challenges, and the narrative is the molding of a new paradigm to shape our collective future.

The Heart of Sustainability delves into the human dimension of this burgeoning international movement to build a better world. Author Andrés Edwards frames the conversation about consciousness and sustainability by:

  • Explaining how self-development is a key driver for planetary change
  • Describing how the confluence of the consciousness and technological revolutions provide unique opportunities for balance and fulfillment
  • Exploring how we can move forward individually and collectively to create a thriving, livable future from the inside out.

This landmark work illustrates the integration of the four Es: ecology, economy, equity, and education — the bedrock of the current sustainability framework — with the four Cs : conscious, creative, compassionate and connected. Focusing on specific examples and concrete initiatives from around the world, it shows us how to reconnect with ourselves, each other and nature in order to tackle the challenges we face as a global community.

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