The Heart of Sustainability

Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out

The search for meaning, embodied by such values as mindfulness, creativity, compassion and empathy, is driving global transformation. The Heart of Sustainability explores the ways visionaries are driving this paradigm shift that is shaping our collective future.

By: Andrés Edwards

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A thriving life and livable future for our planet starts with you.

Amidst the doom and gloom that dominates the headlines, a different kind of story about an alternative and sustainable future is unfolding. The players are social activists, visionaries, revolutionaries, and cultural innovators, the backdrop is this Anthropocene: the tipping point of our global and environmental challenges, and the narrative is the molding of a new paradigm to shape our collective future, and make environmental change.

The Heart of Sustainability delves into the human dimension of this burgeoning international movement with an aim to become climate activists and build a better world. Author Andrés Edwards frames the conversation about consciousness, activism, innovation, and sustainability by:

  • Explaining how self-development is a key driver for environmental planetary change
  • Describing how the confluence of the consciousness and technological revolutions provide unique opportunities for balance and fulfillment
  • Exploring how we can move forward individually and collectively to create a thriving, livable future from the inside out, during this Anthropocene.

This landmark work illustrates the integration of the four Es: ecology, economy, equity, and education—the bedrock of the current sustainability framework-with the four Cs : conscious, creative, compassionate, and connected. Focusing on specific examples and concrete initiatives from social activists around the world, it shows us how to reconnect with ourselves, each other, and nature in order to tackle the climate change challenges we face as a global community.


  • SILVER | 2015 Nautilus Book Awards: Business & Leadership

About The Author(s)

Andrés R Edwards is an educator, award-winning author, media designer, and sustainability consultant. He is founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for green building and business initiatives. He has worked as a producer, exhibit developer, and consultant for projects in natural history, biodiversity, and sustainability. He is the author of The Heart of Sustainability: Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out (2015, Silver Award: Nautilus Book Awards), Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society (2010, Gold Medal: Living Now Book Awards), and The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift (2005). He is co-author with Robert Z. Apte of Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land (2004). Andrés has given radio and television interviews and has lectured and presented seminars at conferences, universities, and for business and community organizations. He currently lives in northern California.

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Book Awards

SILVER | 2015 Nautilus Book Awards: Business & Leadership

Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865717626

Page Count: 240

Dimensions: 6 × 9 × 0.48 in

Publication Date: November 01, 2015

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