Selected Publications

The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift
By Andres R. Edwards

New Society Publishers, 2005

A comprehensive primer on the history, evolution and future of the movement toward sustainability. Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the fastest and most profound social transformation of our time, the Sustainability Revolution.

The Sustainability Revolution paints a picture of this largely unrecognized phenomenon from the point of view of five major sectors of society:

  • Community (government and international institutions)
  • Commerce (business)
  • Natural Resources (forestry, farming, fisheries, etc.)
  • Ecological Design (architecture, technology)
  • Biosphere (conservation, biodiversity, etc.).

The book analyses sustainability as defined by each of these sectors in terms of the principles, declarations and intentions that have emerged from conferences and publications, and which serve as guidelines for policy decisions and future activities. Common themes explored include: stewardship, economic restructuring, respect for the principles of nature and an intergenerational perspective on solutions.

Concluding that these themes in turn represent a new set of values that define this profound transformation, The Sustainability Revolution describes innovative sustainable projects and policies improving the lives of people in Colombia, Brazil, India and the Netherlands and examines future trends. The first book of its kind, it will appeal to business and government policy makers, academics, and all interested in sustainability.

For more details (Foreword, Table of Contents, Reviews, etc.) and to buy the book go to: The Sustainability Revolution web site.

TIBET: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land
By Robert Z. Apte and Andres R. Edwards

AuthorHouse (Second Edition), 2004
Heartsfire Books (Hardback), 1998

TIBET: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land describes the traditional lives of nomads and farmers and their practices in co-existing with the environment. The environmental ethic developed by the Tibetans over millenia now threatened by Chinese development practices has gained increased significance for the world as the population increases and its dependence on the natural resources reaches its limits. For excerpts from TIBET: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land, see:

The Tibet Environmental Watch (TEW) web site, which evolved from our Tibet book, has updated environmental information on Tibet and the region.

To order go to: AuthorHouse Publishers

Explaining Green Materials
By Andres R. Edwards
Architecture Week, July 17, 2002.

Explaining Green Materials describes the design and fabrication of the Green Building Resource displays currently used by cities interested in educating the public about these innovative building materials and techniques.

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