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    Distributor: University of Toronto Press Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Nov 01, 2015 Carton Quantity: 44 $19.95 CAD
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The Heart of Sustainability
Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out
By (author): Andrés R Edwards
Andrés R Edwards

Imprint:

New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island

ISBN:

9780865717626

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound
English

Audience:

General Trade
Nov 01, 2015
$19.95 CAD
Out of print

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.48 in | 399 gr

Page Count:

240 pages
100% recycled content
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-001271
New Society Publishers
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Conservation of the environment|Social, group or collective psychology|Self-sufficiency and ‘green’ lifestyle|Mind, body, spirit: thought and practice
 
Nautilus Book Awards 2015, Runner-up
  • Short Description

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.

Andrés R. Edwards is the author of the award-winning Thriving Beyond Sustainability and The Sustainability Revolution. He is also the founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for museums, zoos, aquariums, culture and history centers.

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



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.

Andrés R. Edwards is the author of the award-winning Thriving Beyond Sustainability and The Sustainability Revolution. He is also the founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for museums, zoos, aquariums, culture and history centers.

  • Andres Edwards is the author of two previous books with New Society which have sold over 35, 000 copies
  • This book brings together initiatives for cultivating mindfulness, creativity, compassion and empathy from around the world in one place
  • It taps into the cultural wave of interest into the connections between personal development and environmental concerns
  • Includes questions for each chapter that invite readers to explore how they can apply the topics covered into their own lives
  • Explores how we can move forward to create a thriving, livable future from our intentions and beliefs to manifesting these values through leadership

Andres R. Edwards is the author of the award-winning Thriving Beyond Sustainability and The Sustainability Revolution . He is a sought-after speaker for radio and television, conferences, universities and business and community organizations throughout North America and abroad. He is also the founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing in designing and developing exhibits, print, media, education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for museums, zoos, aquariums, culture and history centers, businesses and non-profits. www.andresedwards.com

"With The Heart of Sustainability Andres Edwards has made the crucial link between the subjective inward quest for consciousness development and the objective outward movement for environmental sustainability. Although the ability to think holistically is a well-recognized attribute of heightened consciousness, the capacity and motivation for action is not normally associated with such consciousness. Edwards shows us, however, that expanded ( I.e., non-dual ) consciousness is precisely at the heart of and driving the largest mass movement in human history, the global movement for environmental sustainability."
— Raz Ingrasci, Chairman of Hoffman Institute International

"If we are to successfully address the social and environmental challenges that confront us, we'll need to bring our complete selves, both head and heart, to the task. Andres Edwards provides a clear and concise guide, showing how each of us — as business people, educators, and concerned citizens — can contribute to fundamental change. This is an indispensable road map to creating a better world."
— Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group, and author, Strategies for the Green Economy

"This book is for anyone experiencing the tension that our culture creates between the way we actually treat our natural world and each other, and the way we, deep in our hearts, know we should. It's both inspiring and informative, and beautifully written. Well done."
— Kathleen O'Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, Cascadia Fellow, Executive Director: The EMERGE Leadership Project (ELP)

"The Heart of Sustainability eloquently delves into the personal journey associated with a life well lived at this moment in history. Andres shows how love and service are essential elements of transformation: for individuals, communities and our planet."
— Jib Ellison, CEO, Blu Skye

"Creating a just and sustainable society will require changing how we live. And, as Andres Edwards passionately argues, that will mean changing how we think, and changing the stories that shape our identities and motives. This is an essential addition to the sustainability literature, tethering environmental policy to our very souls."
— Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, author, Afterburn and The End of Growth

"A compelling compilation of emerging thought, backed by real examples and resources. The Heart of Sustainability focuses on the idea that sustainability can and must go beyond "doing less harm," and beyond the idea that the problem is "them, out there". Instead, Edwards challenges us to look within for solutions — to cultivate the capacity within each of us to create abundance, balance and goodness in the world."
— Josie Plaut LEED AP BD+C, Associate Director Institute for the Built Environment

"Andres Edwards continues his compelling narrative on sustainability in the third book of his trilogy, The Heart of Sustainability, giving insight into how each of us can maximize our positive impact. A tour de force demonstrating how to live a balanced, conscious and compassionate life in the face of an exponential rate of technological advancement. Compelling, thoughtful and inspiring."
— James R. Doty, M.D., Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and author, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeons Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

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