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The Natural Step Story (PDF)

The Natural Step Story (PDF)

Seeding a Quiet Revolution

Few organizations have been as influential as The Natural Step in empoweringand inspiring people to design a more sustainable world. In The NaturalStep Story, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt describes first hand the evolution ofthe Natural Step framework …

related subjects: New Economies
Building an Ark (PDF)

Building an Ark (PDF)

101 Solutions to Animal Suffering

by Ethan Smith
with Guy Dauncey
foreword by Jane Goodall, PhD. & DBE

Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering is a first-of-its-kind, inspiring look at practical solutions to the impact humans have on animals and the natural world.

Factory farms, habitat destruction, animal product testing, the abuse and …

related subjects: New Economies
The New Village Green (PDF)

The New Village Green (PDF)

Living Light, Living Local, Living Large

The village green is the focal point of any community; a gathering place where the best ideas take root and the brightest voices are heard.

The New Village Green gathers some of the best ideas and brightest voices of the green community; some famous …

related subjects: New Economies
Urban Meltdown (PDF)

Urban Meltdown (PDF)

Cities, Climate Change and Politics as Usual

In 1950, only thirty percent of the world's population lived in cities. By 2007, the planet's population has now doubled and today, as many people live in cities as populated the entire planet in 1950. Eighty percent of the planet's greenhouse gases …

related subjects: New Economies
The Oil Depletion Protocol (PDF)

The Oil Depletion Protocol (PDF)

A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse

Since oil is the primary fuel of global industrial civilization, its imminent depletion is a problem that will have profound impact on every aspect of modern life. Without international agreement on how to manage the decline of this vital resource, …

related subjects: New Economies
Rural Renaissance (PDF)

Rural Renaissance (PDF)

Renewing the Quest for the Good Life

by Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko
foreword by Bill McKibben

In the '60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings' day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today?

Blending …

related subjects: New Economies
Superbia! (PDF)

Superbia! (PDF)

31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods

Superbia! is a book of practical ideas for creating more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. It is about remaking suburban and urban neighborhoods to serve people better and to reduce human impact on the …

related subjects: New Economies
Ripples from the Zambezi

Ripples from the Zambezi

Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies

After six years of economic development work in Africa, Ernesto Sirolli witnessed how little most foreign aid programs were actually doing for the people they hoped to help-from creating a communal tomato field on the banks of the Zambezi river …

related subjects: New Economies