Getting Green Done

Getting Green Done : Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution

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Green has finally hit the mainstream. Soccer moms drive Priuses. And the business consultants say its easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling while the planet burns. Why? Because implementing sustainability is brutally difficult. In this witty and contrarian book, Auden Schendler, a sustainable business foot soldier with over a decades worth of experience, gives us a peek under the hood of the green movement. The consultants, he argues, are clueless. Fluorescent bulbs might be better for our atmosphere, but what do you say to the boutique hotel owner who thinks they detract from his?Well only solve our problems if were realistic about the challenge of climate change. In this eye-opening, inspiring book, Schendler illuminates the path.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • H
  • 1586486373
  • 9781586486372
  • 2,477,382

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Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe "A lot of people talk about climate change, but Auden Schendler combats it every day. He also makes the issue fun to read about. This is an amusing, anecdotal, as well as highly informative account of what can be done to help the environment in ways large and small."Jeffrey Swartz, President and CEO, Timberland "Entertaining insights from a true climate crusader ... Sure to inspire business leaders striving to make their organization more sustainable."Booklist, 2/13 "Schendler frames his environmentally sound arguments in practical terms every business executive, home owner, and government official can relate to."Ski Press World, February issue "A dirty job and a damned good book"Boston Globe "'Getting Green Done' is a valuable tonic against the sophistry that saving the planet is as easy as a beach stroll."Denver Post, 3/29 "With an easy, witty flow, Schendler urgently prods already-recycling readers to 'hit the reset button.' The book is a trumpet call ushering in an age of environmental enlightenment."show more

About Auden Schendler

Auden Schendler is Executive Director of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company. He worked previously in corporate sustainability at Rocky Mountain Institute. Auden has been a trailer insulator, burger flipper, ambulance medic, Outward Bound instructor, high school math and English teacher, freelance writer, and Forest Service goose nest island builder. An avid outdoorsman, Auden has climbed Denali, North America's highest peak, and kayaked the Grand Canyon in the winter. His writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, the L.A. Times, Rock and Ice, and Salon.com, among other places. In 2006, Auden was named a global warming innovator by Time magazine. He lives in Basalt, Colorado with his wife, Ellen, and their children, Willa and Elias.show more

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