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Sharing Nature's Interest: Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of Sustainability

By: Nicky Chambers, Craig Simmons and Mathis Wackernagel

185 pages, Illus, figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #109435 | ISBN: 1853837393
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #109436 | ISBN: 1853837385
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About this book

Practical guide to ecological footprinting, which is rapidly becoming the most effective and practical way to measure our impact on the environment. Case studies and graphics illustrate its effectiveness at measuring the `footprints' of activities, lifestyles, products, organizations, and regions.

'An invaluable resource.' Sustain i? This book sets out the most important compass that society can have if we are to navigate the future.' Ed Mayo, Executive Director, New Economics Foundation 'It combines important advice for individual action backed by a dazzling display of science.' Tim Beaumont, Lord Beaumont of Whitley, Green Party Representative in the UK House of Lords 'This book should be read by every policymaker.' Paul Kingsnorth, Deputy Editor, The Ecologist 'Sharing Nature's Interest is a straightforward guide.' The European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign 'This book should be an essential reference for anyone seriously wondering how it is we begin to measure our impact on global sustainability and in particular for those of us that want to ensure sustainability is rooted in addressing our impact upon nature.' What on Earth Magazine 'An educational pearl of high value.' International Journal of Sustainable Development 'for those who like ideas, and are longing for terms to be found for serious intergovernmental debate on ecological justice, this is an encouraging read.' Green Christians


Redefining progress; indicating progress; footprinting foundations; footprinting fundamentals; from activities to impacts; twenty questions about footprinting; national and global footprints; regional planning; assessing organizations and service; products; households and lifestyles; next steps.

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Nicky Chambers and Craig Simmons are co-founders and directors of Best Foot Forward, a leading UK environmental consultancy. Mathis Wackernagel is a programme director of Redefining Progress in the US, coordinator of the Centre for Sustainability Studies in Mexico and co-author of Our Ecological Footprint.

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