Every 15 seconds on our Earth Island, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day, we consume 85 million barrels of oil and pump 23 million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives taking place everywhere, from isolated villages to major urban centers.
Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future - one that strives to restore ecological health, reinvent outmoded institutions, and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems. The projects and initiatives profiled are meeting the challenges of the day with optimism, hope, and results, leading the way in relocalization, green commerce, ecological design, environmental conservation, and social transformation.
Overflowing with inspiration, the stories and ideas in this audiobook will inspire the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half full - to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. The comprehensive resource section provides the tools for everyone to become a catalyst for change.
If you've read any of my reviews you'll probably think I'm a pedant when it comes to narration. Here is another excellent book narrated by another American determined to impose the affectation of dropping his h's in the manner of 'erbs' instead of Herbs (fine - tell me how you pronouce Paris then!) But here we are taking it to idiot extremes by saying 'ibrid' instead of hybrid, and even ohm instead of home! But the content survives simply because it is first class and an excellent read (if not listen!) So take the content, not the read seriously. But why am I surprised? As John Cleese famously said "The Americans haven't spoke English for years!"
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