Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Your User Guide Is Here

More than 60 experts and innovators (including a few pages by yours truly) -- and a tireless team of editors -- contributed to this 600 page tome. Here's a breakdown on the seven sections of what's inside. --Anna
  • Stuff (which covers topics like green design, reducing one's ecological footprint, biomimicry, sustainable agriculture, clothing, cars and emerging technologies);
  • Shelter (covering topics like green building and landscaping, bright green home decor, clean energy, sustainable water systems, disaster relief and humanitarian design);
  • Cities (topics like smart growth, sustainable communities, transportation, greening infrastructure, product-service systems, leapfrogging and megacity challenges);
  • Communities (topics like education, women's rights, public health, holistic approaches to community development, copyleft, South-South science, social entrepreneurship and micro-lending, and philanthropy);
  • Business (topics like socially responsible investment, worldchanging start-ups, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility and green business);
  • Politics (topics like networked politics, new media, transparency, human rights, non-violent revolution and peacemaking);
  • Planet (the big picture -- everything from placing oneself in a bioregion to climate foresight to environmental history to green space exploration).
  • Check it out anywhere books are sold.