Industrial Evolution [electronic resource]: Local Solutions for a Low Carbon Future
- Estill, Lyle
- Gabriola Island : New Society Publishers, Limited June 2011 Minneapolis : Consortium Book Sales & Distribution [Distributor]
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- 224 p. 08.500 x 05.500 in.
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For many people, the word "industry" brings to mind images of sprawling factories belching toxic emissions in a blighted natural landscape. "Industrial" has become synonymous with pollution, human rights abuse, and corporate greed. InIndustrial Evolution, Lyle Estill seeks to reclaim the term, with its original connotations of hard work, diligence, and productivity, and to show how community-scale enterprise can create a vibrant, sustainable local economy.
Industrial Evolutionis a story of survival. It is about how the small group of committed entrepreneurs introduced inSmall is Possiblemanaged to keep their dream alive and thriving through the economic recession, emerging with a model of what a sustainable local economy might look like in a post carbon future. Compulsively readable and seasoned with light humor, this grassroots account demonstrates that ecological stewardship and enterprise at an appropriate scale can lay the foundation for abundance.
Industrial Evolutionskips the doom and gloom and is all about solutions. By showing that it is possible to take the big out of industry, this book motivates people to work together in a meaningful way. Filled with inspirational tales of success, failure, perseverance, and real world experiences that anyone can relate to,Industrial Evolutionis a must-read for activists, organizers, politicians, and anyone who cares about resilient communities.
Lyle Estillis the president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the author ofSmall is PossibleandBiodiesel Power. He has won numerous awards for his commitment to sustainability, outreach, community development, and leadership.
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