This book would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of each of the chapter authors. For some authors, writing a chapter was beyond their "9-5" job, and this book re?ects their commitment to sustainability at the local level for their communities. To every chapter author and their staff, friends, and families, thank you. This dynamic and paradigm-changing volume on the topic of sustainable development is focused on communities such as cities, schools, and colleges where the future of our families and children are most at risk. We must act today as each of the chapters represents in their presentations. This book marks a new era: the Third Industrial Revolution. The new age of the Third Industrial Revolution has been labeled by some as the "green era" or "green economy," but it had already started around the world, especially in Europe and Japan, for over a decade - since the end of the 20th c- tury. More signi?cantly, the book highlights people and communities who have a shared concern and vision along with the will and determination to enact programs and polices that make sustainable development real - not just political rhetoric or "branding" or even the current "buzz word" for obtaining funds and grants. The book presents "The Sequel to an Inconvenient Truth" - actual examples of how c- munities can and have changed in order to mitigate climate change. Again, thanks to everyone and their colleagues.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book allows readers to review progress in many communities in the US, Europe, Japan, and China. ... The volume contains references at the end of most of the 16 chapters ... . Many communities will want to add this book to their libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of readership." (L. E. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 47 (10), June, 2010)