Harry N. Abrams
April 1, 2011
Five years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now very familiar – even inundated – with green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting point, not the destination.
The second edition of the best-selling book is extensively revised to include the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on microcommerce, novel transportation solutions, green building, climate foresight, and much more. Additional new sections focus on food justice, design for durability, and the role of cities is the catalyst for change in our society.
With 50 percent new content, this overhauled edition incorporates the most recent studies and projects being implemented worldwide. The result is a guided tour through the most exciting new tools, models, and ideas for building a better future.
Alex Steffen cofounded Worldchanging.com, one of the world’s leading sustainability-related publications. An influential voice in planetary futurism, he speaks regularly at major conferences, universities like Yale and Harvard, and corporations like Nike, IDEO, and Amazon. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and the author of The End of Nature and Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.