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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 future is unfolding. The players are activists, visionaries and cultural innovators, the backdrop is the tipping point of our global and environmental challenges, and the narrative is the molding of a new paradigm to shape our collective future. The Heart of Sustainability delves into the human dimension of this burgeoning international movement to build a better world. Author Andrés Edwards frames the conversation about consciousness and sustainability by: Explaining how self-development is a key driver for 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. 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 around the world, it shows us how to reconnect with ourselves, each other and nature in order to tackle the challenges we face as a global community.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Andres Edwards
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release: 2015-11-01
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781771422000

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This book explores the strong links between sustainability and the humanities, which go beyond the inclusion of social sciences in discussions on sustainability, and offers a holistic discussion on the intellectual and moral aspects of sustainable development. The contributions from researchers in the fields of education, social sciences, religion, humanities, and sustainable development fulfill three main aims: They provide university lecturers interested in humanities and sustainable development with an opportunity to present their work; foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of teaching and research; and discuss methodological approaches and projects that provide a better understanding of how the humanities can contribute to the debate on sustainable development. Prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre, the book reiterates the need to promote integrated approaches to sustainable development. Including practice-based lessons learnt that can be replicated further, it is a valuable resource for scientists and practitioners working in the humanities and sustainable development.

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Genre: Science
Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2018-08-22
File: 619 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319953366

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This cross-disciplinary business book develops insight into the management of businesses operating in various economic sectors that take a proactive approach to the triple dimension of sustainability (economic, social and environmental), positioning itself as a key reference for both academics and practitioners in the wide area of business management. The concept of sustainability is today at the heart of international policies and debate, and plays a key role in deep changes to the organizational models of companies operating in a wide range of sectors of economic activity. In particular, this book aims to gain a deeper understanding of how stakeholder engagement can contribute to value co-creation both in the company and along the supply chain, and what distinguishes the differing involvement of stakeholders, in particular between public involvement and stakeholder participation. Each chapter of this book presents different modalities of stakeholder involvement and develops the concept of value co-creation from organizational and marketing perspectives. This book is recommended reading for those interested in the fields of stakeholder engagement and theory, sustainability, business studies, and sustainable development.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: S.M.Riad Shams
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-11-20
File: 214 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429556050

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How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises hardship for our progeny. Independent efforts to resolve isolated issues are inadequate. Different from these efforts and from other books on the topic, this book uses systems thinking to understand the dominant forces that are shaping our hope for sustainability. It first describes a mental model - the bubble that holds our beliefs - that emerges from preponderant world views and explains current global trends. The model emphasizes economic growth and drives behavior toward short-term and self-motivated outcomes that thwart sustainability. The book then weaves statistical trends into a system diagram and shows how the economic, environmental, and societal contributors of sustainability interact. From this holistic perspective, it finds leverage points where actions can be most effective and combines eight areas of intervention into an integrated plan. By emphasizing both individual and collective actions, it addresses the conundrum of how to blend human nature with sustainability. Finally, it identifies primary three lessons we can learn by applying systems thinking to sustainability. Its metaphor-rich and accessible style makes the complex topic approachable and allows the reader to appreciate the intricate balance required to sustain life on Earth. Highlights the application of system thinking in economics Identifies systemic leveraging actions for achieving sustainability Outlines a comprehensive and integrated plan for achieving sustainable stewardship in the future

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Karen L. Higgins
Publisher: Academic Press
Release: 2014-11-24
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780128031087

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At the core of your being, what are the joys and the wounds that live most vividly in you? What touches the most vulnerable parts of you? Now imagine our beautiful sentient planet Earth. What are the joys and wounds that touch her most deeply? What is the healing touch she longs for? In what ways can you bind the wounds that afflict her heart?These are some of the powerful questions asked by the thirty-three writers whose profound wisdom is collected in this book. From the core of their hearts to the core of the world's heart, they explore the issues and inspirations that lie at the center of the dilemmas facing humankind on the cusp of becoming a planetary species. Drawing on a rich variety of backgrounds, these entrepreneurs, doctors, educators, executives, healers, and leaders offer the personal and global solutions that point the way to a sane, hopeful and sustainable future.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Dawson Church
Publisher: Elite Books
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 391 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780971088856

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"Sustainability Indicators" addresses the crucial issue of sustainability: how can it be measured. In contrast to the current trends in developing sustainability indicators, the authors discuss the advantages of taking a holistic and more qualitative approach.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Simon Bell
Publisher: Earthscan
Release: 2008
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781844072996

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sustainable development Strategy : Illusion or reality?, thirteenth report of session 2003-04, Vol. 2: Written and oral Evidence

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Genre: Sustainable development
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environment Audit Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release: 2004
File: 171 Pages
ISBN-13: 0215020189

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Prioritizing Sustainability Education presents theory-to-practice essays and case studies by educators from six countries who elucidate dynamic approaches to sustainability education. Too often, students graduate with exploitative, consumer-driven orientations toward ecosystems and are unprepared to confront the urgent challenges presented by environmental degradation. Educators are prioritizing sustainability-oriented courses and programs that cultivate students’ knowledge, skills, and values and contextualize them within relational connections to local and global ecosystems. Little has yet been written, however, about the comprehensive sustainability education that educators are currently designing and implementing, often across or at the edges of disciplinary boundaries. The approaches described in this book expand beyond conventional emphases on developing students’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors by thinking and talking about ecosystems to additionally engaging students with ecosystems in sensory, affective, psychological, and cognitive dimensions, as well as imaginative, spiritual, or existential dimensions that guide environmental care and regeneration. This book supports educators and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, environmental sciences, and professional programs in considering how to reorient their fields toward relational sustainability perspectives and practices.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Joan Armon
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-12-05
File: 254 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429664243

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All three have their dominant rural spaces and scientific logics.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Terry Marsden
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
Release: 2003
File: 267 Pages
ISBN-13: 9023238818

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Through sharing her own journey healing from child abuse, Jodi-Anne demonstrates the healing process and its links to spiritual growth and consciousness. Many healing techniques are explained and the book includes examples of art and dreams as healing tools. This book is recommended for all who want to find inner peace and happiness. If you did not suffer abuse while a child this book will provide you with insight into what those who do suffer it experience. It should also assist you in seeing how to heal whatever conditioning and hurts from throughout your life you do have. We all undergo the personal growth process, the healing journey - learning to love and accept ourselves unconditionally; learning to honour ourselves, others and the Earth; learning to live in a loving and sustainable way; actualising our life purpose.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Dr. Jodi-Anne M Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2018-05-21
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781387820269

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