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book review blessed unrest Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming By Bill Valentine, FAIA Disclosure: I’ve been privileged to know Paul Hawken for the past five years and own an autographed copy of this wonderful book. While I don’t fully buy into my friend’s praise for WalMart’s environmental initiatives, I do believe he has accomplished more to improve the relationship between commerce and nature than any other person alive. Paul Hawken understands as clearly as anyone the potentially dire consequences of our society’s self-inflicted environmental damage. And yet in his quintessential, infectious style, he sees a world perched on the brink of catastrophe and finds hope. Blessed Unrest explains why. At the heart of Hawken’s underlying optimism are the inspiring efforts of millions of people worldwide who are fueled by a “blessed unrest” to work toward ecological sustainability and social justice as part of a “movement with no name.” From chronicling the efforts of Emerson, Thoreau, Gandhi, Gore, Rachel Carson, and Ray Anderson at Interface, Hawken traces the history and interrelationships of this movement. His exhaustive appendix, which comes from his WiserEarth web site 10 | March/April 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - March/April 2009

Green & Design - March/April 2009
Beyond Fad
Book Review
Generation Green
Green Flags
LEED for Retail
Hola, la Ciudad
Eco-Mountain High
Beautiful Vision
A Better Bean
Under the Influence
Extreme Environmentalist
Leading LEED
To LEED or Not to LEED?
Products: Designer’s Picks
The Many Shades of Green
Ad Index

Green & Design - March/April 2009