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Rural Renaissance

‣ In the '60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings' day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today?

Blending inspiration with practical how-to's, Rural Renaissance captures the American dream ...

Rural Renaissance

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The Natural Step for Communities

‣ Sustainability may seem like one more buzzword, and cities and towns like the last places to change, but The Natural Step for Communities provides inspiring examples of communities that have made dramatic changes toward sustainability, and explains how others can emulate their success.

Chronicled in the book are towns like Övertorneå, ...

The Natural Step for Communities

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Superbia!

Superbia! is a book of practical ideas for creating more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. It is about remaking suburban and urban neighborhoods to serve people better and to reduce human impact on the environment.

The authors first trace the history of the suburbs, showing how they fail to meet ...

Superbia!

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Dancing with the Tiger

‣ Making social and ecological change happen is not easy. At both the planetary and organizational levels, it is a dance that is fraught with danger for both the change agents themselves and their organizations. It is like dancing with a tiger.

For corporations, communities and other organizations, the choreography of the dance toward ...

Dancing with the Tiger

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The Natural Step for Business

The Natural Step for Business examines how four very successful "evolutionary" corporations in Sweden and the United States-including IKEA and Scandic Hotels in Sweden, and Collins Pine and Interface in the U.S.-are positioning themselves for long-term competitiveness using The Natural Step as a central part of their corporate ...

The Natural Step for Business

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Ripples from the Zambezi

‣ After six years of economic development work in Africa, Ernesto Sirolli witnessed how little most foreign aid programs were actually doing for the people they hoped to help-from creating a communal tomato field on the banks of the Zambezi river (only to be demolished by the river's hippos at harvest time) to donating snow-plows ...

Ripples from the Zambezi

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