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  • Movement

    how to take back our streets and transform our lives

    Our dependence on cars is damaging our health — and the planet’s. Movement asks radical questions about how we approach the biggest urban problem, reflecting on the apparent successes of Dutch cities.Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental question: who do our streets belong to?Although there have been experiments in decreasing traffic in city centres, ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Principles of Management

    Practicing Ethics, Responsibility, Sustainability

    by Oliver Laasch ...
    There is now widespread understanding that business and management must evolve and act responsibly in the world giving full consideration to people and planet, not just profit.Principles of Management: Practicing Ethics, Sustainability, Responsibility was the first official textbook of the United Nations global initiative network, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Now fully ... Read more

    $87.66 AUD

  • How to Raise a Global Citizen

    For the Parents of the Children Who Will Save the World

    Our children have the energy, capacity, and passion to create and nurture a global culture in which inclusion, acceptance, respect, and participation are the core values that underpin a human being's every interaction. As parents and carers, our job is to help our children take their first steps along that path.Raising truly globally minded, and socially conscious children happens at home and in ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Superpower

    Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

    by Ross Garnaut ...
    The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make this happen?In this crisp, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

    by Bill Gates ...
    In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Screw Business as Usual

    Can we bring more meaning to our lives and help change the world at the same time? Richard Branson, at his brilliant and motivating best, reveals how with his exciting new vision for the future. It is time to turn capitalism upside down - to shift our values, to switch from a profit focus to caring for people, communities and the planet.With inspiration for everyone, Screw Business As Usual shows ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Down to Earth

    A Guide to Simple Living

    by Rhonda Hetzel ...
    'I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom.'Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 81 Getting to Zero

    Australia's Energy Transition

    by Alan Finkel ...
    Book 81 - Quarterly Essay
    The world is overheating, and despite good intentions and significant efforts, emissions increase nearly every year. The challenge is immense, but there are solutions.In this lucid, inspiring essay, Alan Finkel maps Australia’s path forward. He explains the solar and wind revolution, and addresses the challenge of intermittent supply. He introduces hydrogen, the energy hope of the future. He ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Cradle to Cradle

    Recycling is good, isn’t it?In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically different philosophy of environmentalism."Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This is the standard “cradle to grave” manufacturing model dating back to the Industrial Revolution that we still follow today. In this ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Drawdown

    The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    by Paul Hawken ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Start Something That Matters

    In 2006, while travelling in Argentina, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie encountered children too poor to afford shoes, who developed injuries on their feet that often led to serious health problems. Blake knew he wanted to help, but rather than start a charity, he went against conventional wisdom and created a for profit business to help the children who he met. With the help of a local ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Overdressed

    The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

    Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She’d grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full ... Read more

    $19.46 AUD

  • Greenwash

    Big Brands and Carbon Scams

    by Guy Pearse ...
    Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that's being advertised?Toyota reckons Mother Nature drives a Prius, Ford wants us to 'Join the Green Revolution', and McDonald's has painted its famous golden arches green. Facebook has even 'friended' Greenpeace.But are big brands and the celebrities endorsing them really as green as they claim? In ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide

    A Step By Step Guide

    by Aranya ...
    This full colour book explains the design process and is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course, then this guide is probably just what you need to build on your prior knowledge and put it into practical application. While it includes ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Corpus Rios

    This book will introduce you to a completely new way of thinking about business srategy and set your organisation on the path to sustainable business. ... Read more

    $65.99 AUD

  • A Family Guide to Waste-free Living

    "This book provides the ingredients to create a new normal." Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening AustraliaTackle our ever-growing waste problem.A Family Guide to Waste-free Living gives you all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life.Lauren and Oberon Carter make it it simple and sustainable for families to eliminate waste in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Great Disruption

    How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy

    by Paul Gilding ...
    A major new analysis and action plan to deal with two linked challenges to human ingenuity and human survival - the crisis of climate change and the world economic crash.'Gilding says that our current economic model is driving the system over a cliff. We are already living beyond the planet's capacity to support us and a crisis is no longer avoidable' The Times'If you're planning to stick around ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Scale

    The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies

    by Geoffrey West ...
    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses.Why do organisms and ecosystems scale with size in a remarkably universal and systematic fashion?Is there a maximum size of cities? Of animals and plants? What about companies?Can scale show us how to create a more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Why The World Needs A Green Revolution - and How We Can Renew Our Global Future

    Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller The World is Flat has helped millions of readers see the world in a new way. In this essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11. It is a groundbreaking account of where we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 2052

    A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

    Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop-either through catastrophic "overshoot and collapse"-or through well-managed "peak and decline."So, where are we now? And what does ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD

  • Soap Making Made Easy Ultimate Guide To Soap Making Including Recipes

    Soapmaking Homeade and Handcrafted for 2015

    Soap making at home has many benefits both for adults and children. Basic soap making can teach you about chemistry processes like saponification and more. On top of that, the more familiar you get with the process, the more you can create soap that is designed especially for your needs. You will be able to create soaps with the scents that you love, that do not irritate sensitive skin and that ... Read more

    $6.81 AUD

  • Who's Minding the Farm?

    In this climate emergency

    In an era of rapid climate change, this vital account of how agriculture can address major issues is an Australian story with global ramifications. Patrice is at the frontline of enormous challenges, from water scarcity and land stewardship to food security and the rural-urban divide. The devastation of drought and the crises created by industrial-scale chemically-dependent primary production are ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Primitive Technology

    A Survivalist's Guide to Building Tools, Shelters & More in the Wild

    by John Plant ...
    THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SURVIVALISTS, OUTDOOR LOVERS AND ARMCHAIR ADMIRERS OF PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY.Disconnect from digital and reconnect with your inner caveman.BUILD. COOK. HUNT. HEAT. SURVIVE.COULD YOU THRIVE IN THE WILDERNESS?The most primitive human skills unite us all, yet we live in an age more detached than ever. Reconnect with the earth and learn how to build things by hand from scratch, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fashionopolis

    The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

    by Dana Thomas ...
    'A gripping blockbuster... Thomas researches meticulously and writes with simmering even-handed anger' TELEGRAPH.Fashionopolis is the definitive book on the cost of fast fashion, and a blueprint for how we get to a more sustainable future.Fashion has blighted our planet. Today, one out of six people on earth work in fashion, churning out 100 billion garments a year. Yet 98 percent of them do not ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus