Living Above the Store
Building a Business that Creates Value, Inspires Change, and Restores Land and Community

The economic crash of late 2008 is just the latest evidence of the truth that many have known for so long: that too much of our modern economy is based on a house of cards. We need businesses that not only factor their impact on people and places...

336 pages
6 x 9

Building Biodiversity Business

Joshua Bishop, SACHIN KAPILA, FRANK HICKS, PAUL MITCHELL, and Frank Vorhies

The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance. There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the...

159 pages
8 x 10

Biodiversity: My Hotel in Action
A Guide to Sustainable Use of Biological Resources

IUCN

Biodiversity plays an important role in the day-to-day life of a hotel. From the food in the restaurant and wood in furniture and fittings, to the amenities in the spa, the products of biodiversity are everywhere inside hotels. Outside, plants...

126 pages
8 x 9

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition
Who Owns Paradise?

Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit communities, promote development in poor countries, instill environmental awareness and a social...

568 pages
6 x 9
Tables, references, index

The Transition Handbook
From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Rob Hopkins

Although living in an oil-dependent world, there is little acknowledgement that petroleum is not in infinite supply. Addressing what happens when petroleum supplies become prohibitively expensive or run out, The Transition Handbook shows...

240 pages
8 x 9

Poisoned for Pennies
The Economics of Toxics and Precaution

“Cost-benefit analysis” is a term that is used so frequently we rarely stop to think about it. But relying on it can lead to some dubious conclusions, as Frank Ackerman points out in this eye-opening book. For example, some economists...

352 pages
6 x 9
7 photos and illustrations

A Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability

Arthur C. Nelson, Liza K. Bowles, Julian C. Juergensmeyer, and James C. Nicholas; Forewords by Craig Anthony Arnold and Dwight Merriam

Impact fees are one-time charges that are applied to new residential developments by local governments that are seeking funds to pay for the construction or expansion of public facilities, such as water and sewer systems, schools, libraries,...

320 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 10 illustrations

The Option of Urbanism
Investing in a New American Dream

Americans are voting with their feet to abandon strip malls and suburban sprawl, embracing instead a new type of community where they can live, work, shop, and play within easy walking distance. In The Option of Urbanism visionary...

224 pages
6 x 9
34 illustrations

Apollo's Fire
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited America’s Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. The...

416 pages
6 x 9
19 photos and illustrations

Power to People
The Inside Story of AES and the Globalization of Electricity

In the late 1990s, while Enron was flying high, a smaller power company flew under the radar. AES was founded in 1981 according to a different set of principles—fiscally conservative investment strategies paired with the belief that...

186 pages
6 x 9
10 photos

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