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Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots

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After centuries of economic activity based on extraction, exploitation, and depletion, we now face undeniable environmental threats. New business models that save or restore natural resources are critical. But how can we translate that insight into more sustainable practices?


Building the Green Economy shows how community groups, families, and individual citizens have taken
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Paperback, 282 pages
Published September 3rd 2007 by Routledge (first published September 1st 2007)
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Paul Ivanov
Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Similar in spirit to Goodman and Goodman's Standing up to the Madness (see my detailed review of that book, to get a feel for it). Good, inspiring read. ...more
Katherine
May 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Katherine by: The Foundation Center
This is a great book for getting inspiration of how people came together for a local cause that ultimately became a long-term impact. There's a lot of information in the book and some of the stories will stay with you. The book is split in short chapters and it's good source of resources of how to get involved. It did take me a while to read, but worth reading it.
Betty
Mar 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Not as hard to read as some books about the attrositys that are perpitrated by corperations in the name of profits, due to the fact that these are the success storys. It is heartning that communitys don't have to lie down and be mown over by these self serving groups.
Molly
Nov 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!!
I'm only about half way through but this book. It explores the breadth of the ways we have altered and damaged the environment and reals people who have made a significant effort to reverse that damage. Inspirational, scary and very well-written.
Dave
Feb 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Essential like foodilizer is to your green lawn and/or brain.
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