Thriving Beyond Sustainability : Pathways to a Resilient Society

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Turning challenge into opportunity--a survey of successful sustainable ideas and practices from around the world.

Author Biography

Andrs R. Edwards (www.andresedwaris.com) is the author of The Sustainability Revolution. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant and the founder and principal of EduTracks.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introduction: Drawing a Collective Map of Earth Islandp. 1
Lessons from Our Ancestorsp. 7
Cultural Indicators
Tibetan Nomads
Balinese Water Temples
Inuit Traditional Knowledge
The Kogi: Guardians of the Planet
The Value of Traditional Knowledge
The Extinction of Languages
Building Community
Taking Action
Going “Glocal”p. 25
Transition Initiatives
Sustainability Street
Salmon Nation
Regional Climate Plans
National Initiatives: Sweden and New Zealand
International Environmental Plans
Glocalization Reframed
Taking Action
Greening Commercep. 47
The New Bottom Lines
The Drivers
Implementing Nature's Strategies
The Trilogy
Growth, Consumption and Pollution
Creating New Alliances
Mission-Based Enterprises
A New Role for Civil Society
Blue Chip Companies Turn Green
Tax Shifting
Providing Tools and Metrics
Building New Business Models
Taking Action
Regenerative Designp. 73
New Design Approaches and Objectives
Design Tools and Frameworks
Building Green Homes, Towns and Cities
Integrating Design and Living Systems
Taking Action
Saving Ecosystemsp. 91
Continental Conservation
Species Protection
Protecting the Land
Conservation Philanthropy
What is Nature Worth?
Conservation Finance
Markets and Nature
Taking Action
Navigating the Confluencep. 107
Ecosystem Decline
Energy Transition
Population Growth
Economic Disparity
Climate Change
A Confluence of Possibilities
Taking Action
Catalysts for Changep. 123
Greening Campuses
The Food Revolution
The Green Economy
Mainstreaming Green
Open Source
Initiatives, Confluence, Scope and Approach
Tipping Point Factors
Taking Action
A Thriveable Futurep. 149
The SPIRALS Framework
Accessible Life-affirming
Self care
Moving Toward Thriveability
Taking Action
Resourcesp. 167
Notesp. 199
Indexp. 218
About the Authorp. 227
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