Saturday, October 16, 2010

Review: Sustainability by Stuart W. Rose, Ph.D.

Sustainability, by Stuart W. Rose, Ph.D., describes the massive changes happening in the world, an example of a sustainable housing project, and a vision of what sustainable living will be. An architect and developer of what many consider the most sustainable housing development in the U.S., Rose introduces the exciting, ever-changing world of sustainability, a way of life that includes creating homes and communities with materials that do no harm to, and take nothing away from, the earth's resources. He reveals how sustainable living goes beyond being ecologically and financially friendly, while saving on utility bills, and leads to a different, yet more joyful quality of life. Also fascinating is the author's recounting of architectural developments leading to his innovations, such as Garden Atriums evolving from a design created 2,500 years ago. Rose has created a book that is as much an adventure as it is encouragement for everyone desiring to live a sustainable and more fulfilling life.

Received from the publicist for review.

This one gets four stars.  It was a genuinely educational discussion of the author's ideas.  While some of the statistics used were An Inconvenient Truth worthy scary, the overall message was one of hope and positivity.  While, of course, I didn't agree with all the author's suggestions there were a great deal of useful ideas that one could implement based on his or her own level of desire for living a sustainable lifestyle.  This is certainly recommended for those looking into living a more Earth-friendly lifestyle.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


Sun Singer said...

I learned about a new book stopping here and reading this post. Glad you reviewed it.


Peaceful Reader said...

This seems like a worthwhile read! Thanks for sharing.

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