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State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures - From Consumerism to Sustainability

State of the World Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability For society to thrive long into the future we must move beyond our unsustainable consumer culture to one that respects environmental realities In State of the World the Worldwatch Institute s

  • Title: State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures - From Consumerism to Sustainability
  • Author: The Worldwatch Institute Linda Starke
  • ISBN: 9780393337266
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • For society to thrive long into the future, we must move beyond our unsustainable consumer culture to one that respects environmental realities In State of the World 2010 , the Worldwatch Institute s award winning research team reveals not only how human societies can make this shift but also how people around the world have already started to nurture a new culture of suFor society to thrive long into the future, we must move beyond our unsustainable consumer culture to one that respects environmental realities In State of the World 2010 , the Worldwatch Institute s award winning research team reveals not only how human societies can make this shift but also how people around the world have already started to nurture a new culture of sustainability Chapters present innovative solutions to global environmental problems, focusing on institutions that are the principal engineers of culture, such as governments, the media, and religious organizations Written in clear, concise language, with easy to read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

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    1. There are many voices speaking out about climate change and its impact on our planet. There are many advocates for solutions through such approaches as renewable energy technologies, green building, and hybrid vehicles. Receiving less attention are those who question the cultural values from which the demand for energy arises. State of the World 2010 – Transforming Cultures takes on this challenge. It addresses the nature of consumerism and shows us how the unending need for more results in a [...]

    2. Full disclosure: I directed this edited volume. However, working with 60 authors, I learned a tremendous amount. Dozens of underutilized strategies to create a sustainable society are discussed here in 26 articles and 23 boxes. Lots of information, case studies, and I hope laid out in a very accessible manner. I hope you agree!

    3. As this is a conglomeration of many shorter articles, the quality and my interest varied a fair amount from one to the next. Many of the articles highlight stresses placed on the world of a purely growth economy and offer a variety of ideas for solutions to these. Since many of these are about changing cultures, it studies various cultures and how their views mesh with a sustainable lifestyle and how some of these may be integrated into our consumer culture.The book also covers the consumer cult [...]

    4. Interesting topic to cover, however I I felt that they could have gone in to more detail and have given more solutions to how to change the mind set of the world. However, I do realize it "Transforming Cultures" is a difficult and extremely broad subject to tackle. My interest waxed and waned throughout the reading . I would, however, suggest to anyone that would like a broad view of the problems we face and some ways to solve them, that this book is worth a read. Personally, I just hoped to gai [...]

    5. Well, half-read really. Some interesting articles and ideas, but lacks the intellectual chutzpah of writers such as George Monbiot. A bit wishy-washy and dreamy in places, and contains a lot of the same environmental themes from a decade ago.

    6. I am an intern at The Worldwatch Institute. This book will be released January 2010, but I read the free preview edition that is available now for download at bit/PreviewSOW2010

    7. Just finished reading this Text for class in my college A bit liberal and contradictory I'll have to go back some time and read the articles that were not assigned for the class.

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