Our approach to sustainability and sustainable living has been formalized into a book, Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact, published March 2017. Sustainability Made Simple is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about what sustainability is about and walks the reader through small, actionable steps anyone can take to reduce their environmental footprint in their daily routine.
The book is available for purchase directly from our publisher, Rowman & Littlefield, or Amazon. We recommend purchasing through AmazonSmile, which donates a portion of your purchase to a charity of your choice at no cost to you. What an easy way to support a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the environmental issues that impact our lives (i.e., Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council)! Sustainability Made Simple is also available at select libraries and bookstores across the U.S.
At The Sustainability Co-Op we strive to understand the interconnectedness between global and local societal needs and environmental concerns. To us, sustainability is redefining progress in order to ensure that these forces are balanced. This entails integrating the true value of natural resources into our society’s institutions in a way that enables citizens of the world to thrive for generations to come. Our identification as a cooperative or co-op stems from the shared responsibility of actors (from local communities, NGOs, and private firms, to individuals, countries, and international institutions) to move society towards sustainability.
By sharing valuable research from these actors as well as our own perspectives and experiences as dedicated professionals, The Sustainability Co-Op seeks to provide realistic and inspiring material. We provide our readers with guidance on integrating environmental and social considerations into daily life and understanding the global context in which issues are shaped. Our focus is on three areas of change: climate change mitigation and adaptation, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and sustainable development. In addition to our own blog, you can also find our material on the Huffington Post and Mind Body Green.
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