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Finding purpose : environmental stewardship as a personal calling

Author: Andrew J Hoffman; J B MacKinnon
Publisher: Saltaire, UK : Greenleaf Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Distilling a lifetime's work, Finding Purpose challenges our thinking on how humanity interacts with planet Earth. Hoffman considers this relationship through different lenses - business, academia,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Hoffman; J B MacKinnon
ISBN: 9781783533725 1783533722 9781783533541 1783533544
OCLC Number: 944086346
Description: xii, 162 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Finding purpose --
I. Life's Work as a Personal Vocation --
2. Building hope --
3. Your theory of change --
4. Your model of leadership --
5. What do you believe? --
6. Why do you care? --
II. Green Business as a Calling --
7. Why green business? --
8. Green in the corner office --
9. Business (almost) as usual --
10. Capitalism and markets must evolve --
11. Dark green or light green? --
III. Reclaiming the Role of Academia --
12. Making bricks versus making change --
13. Public engagement as a balancing act --
14. The new environmental scholarship --
IV. Changing Culture and Values --
15. Culture and carbon --
16. Culture and climate --
17. Detoxifying the climate change debate --
V.A Call to a Calling --
18. Pope Francis as messenger --
19. To till and keep the garden --
20. The Anthropocene spirit --
21. Conclusion: The Great Work.
Responsibility: Andrew J. Hoffman ; foreword by J.B. MacKinnon.

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It's rather easy to get sucked into the black hole of pessimism when it comes to the state of our planet. And it's just as tempting to find needed solace in optimism, a vague hope that something - Read more...

 
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