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Green is the new black.
Soccer moms drive Priuses. Sport utility vehicles are going hybrid. Families are using hemp shopping bags. More and more companies are developing "green" buildings. What's more, the business consultants say going green is easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling with the little stuff while the planet burns. Why? Because implementing sustainability is brutally difficult.
In this witty and contrarian book, Auden Shendler, a sustainable business foot soldier with fifteen year's [sic] worth of experience, gives us a peek under the hood of the green movement. The consultants, he argues, are clueless. Fluorescent bulbs might be better for our atmosphere, but what do you say to the boutique hotel owner who thinks they detract from his? And how do you convince a chain-smoking karate expert mechanic to put biodiesel in his vehicles?
Scientists tell us we have to cut CO2 emissions 80 percent by id-century. That's going to take more than a recycling program. We only solve our problems if we're realistic about the challenge of climate change. In this eye-opening, inspiring book, Shendler illuminates the path.
Source: Book jacket. (Neither Amazon nor the book's website have 'product description' sections.)