The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

by Andrés R. Edwards, New Society Publishers, 2005



Foreword by David W. Orr

Introduction: Portrait of the Sustainability Revolution
Anatomy of Social Revolutions
Movements and Revolutions
The Five Characteristics of the Sustainability Revolution
A Revolution of Interconnections

Chapter 1: The Birth of Sustainability
The Context
Environmentalism: The Precursor to Modern Sustainability
Contemporary Environmentalism: The Roots of Sustainability
The Emergence of Sustainability: Brundtland (1987) and Rio (1992)
The Core of Contemporary Sustainability: The Three Es
The Three Es Plus One: Education
The Methodology: Fundamental Principles
Criteria for Selecting Principles
Principles as Songlines

Chapter 2: Sustainability and Community
Interdependence at All Levels
Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy (ORTEE) Model Principles
Principles of Sustainable Development for Minnesota
The Netherlands National Environmental Policy Plan (NEPP)
The Earth Charter
International Council of Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI)
Integrating Sustainability Values at All Community Levels

Chapter 3: Sustainability and Commerce
Beyond “Business as Usual”
Adopting Sustainable Strategies
The Precautionary Principle
The Natural Step
The Houston Principles
The CERES Principles
The ICC Charter and ISO 14000
Environmental Assessments and Green Taxes
A New Business Model

Chapter 4: Sustainability and Natural Resources
The Contradictions of Resource Extraction American Petroleum Institute (API) Environmental, Health and Safety Principles
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria of Forest Stewardship
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing
The Asilomar Declaration for Sustainable Agriculture
Natural Resources at a Crossroads

Chapter 5: Sustainability and Ecological Design
Designing with Nature
The Hannover Principles
The Five Principles of Ecological Design
The Todds’ Principles of Ecological Design
The Sanborn Principles
US and World Green Building Councils: The LEEDing Edge
An Interdependent Perspective

Chapter 6: Sustainability and the Biosphere
Our Role in the Biosphere
Deep Ecology's Basic Principles
Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for the Environment
Biomimicry Principles
Permaculture Principles
A Biocentric Perspective

Chapter 7: Future Pathways
Principles: Scopes, Sectors and Types
Seven Common Themes
Hopeful Signs
Our General Predicament
Seeking an Alternative Path
Beyond Green: A New Vision of the Future

Online Publications/Newsletters/List Servers
Additional Principles
Annotated Bibliography




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