Treading Softly: Paths to Ecological Order download epub
by Thomas Princen
Treading Softly: Paths t. .has been added to your Cart. As the epoch of seemingly limitless expansion comes to an end, Treading Softly represents an important springboard for debate about what comes next.
Treading Softly: Paths t. It finds an appropriate balance of 'realistic hope,' going beyond the easy answers so often put forward in environmental debates. Above all, it succeeds in encouraging readers to imagine a possible new world, and in emboldening us to get to work in creating it.
Thomas Princen explores ecological and economic sustainability at the University of Michigan. As the epoch of seemingly limitless expansion comes to an end,Treading Softly represents an important springboard for debate about what comes next. It finds an appropriate balance of 'realistic hope,' going beyond the easy answers so often put forward in environmental debates
Treading Softly book.
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Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. Thomas Princen employs this stragegy of persuasion-he also invokes enlightened self-interest, but I think he prefers to appeal to common sense-in his bold, tolerant, honest, and powerful short book. To be more specific, he invokes a set of minor or currently rather quiet segments (p. 171) inside the mixed bag that is American common sense. Common sense is not, after all, a stable block but a conglomeration of diverse parts, some of which do not fit at all well with the others. And it is the heterogeneity of the common store of wisdom that makes possible Princen's reorganization of it.
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While we can live well within our means, there is no simple way to achieve ecological balance
While we can live well within our means, there is no simple way to achieve ecological balance. This is not another save the environment by living greener book. It's about developing paths toward treading softly and living within our means. This book creates images of the possible. It's a how to book, for example, providing five points on how to tackle overconsumption (pages 37-38).
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We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative. We need, he says, a new normal, an ecological order that is actually economical with resources, that embraces limits, that sees sustainable living not as a "lifestyle" but as a long-term connection to fresh, free-flowing water, fertile soil, and healthy food.
The goal would be to live well by living well within the capacities of our resources. Princen doesn't offer a quick fix -- there's no list of easy ways to save the planet to hang on the refrigerator. He gives us instead a positive, realistic sense of the possible, with an abundance of examples, concepts, and tools for imagining, then realizing, how to live within our biophysical means.