Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make ThingsNorth Point Press #ad - But as this provocative, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, much of it toxic. A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism"Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage.
Elaborating their principles from experience redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world?In fact, and highly effective; hence, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth.
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His vision is a hopeful one, as economically sound as it is environmentally necessary. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, his most personal and timely book to date, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the natural treasures we are about to lose forever.
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Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world’s dominant economic institution.
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Another Turn of the Crank: Essays #ad - San francisco chronicle from modern health care to the practice of forestry, there can never be a separation between global ecosystems and human communities―the two are intricately connected, from local focus to national resolve, Wendell Berry argues, and the health and survival of one depends upon the other.
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