Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture
Challenges conventional understandings of 'solving'
environmental problems and offers a set of strategies to attain
sustainability. This book identifies problematic cultural
attributes, such as the unending consumption that characterizes
modern life, and outlines practical steps toward developing
sustainability as a mindset.
"A daring, well-researched, and convincing case that the sustainability agenda cannot focus on the material part of the equation alone but must encompass the wider questions about what is the purpose of life."--;i>Journal of Industrial Ecology"--Arnold Tukker "Journal of Industrial Ecology "
John R. Ehrenfeld, who before his retirement was affiliated with the MIT Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development and the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, now serves as executive director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and is senior research scholar at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In 1999 he became the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Resources Institute.