Acknowledgments -- Foreword / David W Orr -- Introduction: Portrait Of The Sustainability Revolution: -- Anatomy of social revolutions -- Movements and revolutions -- Five characteristics of the sustainability revolution -- Revolution of interconnections -- Birth Of Sustainability: -- Context -- Environmentalism: the precursor to modern sustainability -- Contemporary environmentalism: the roots to sustainability -- Emergence of sustainability: Brundtland (1987) and Rio (1992) -- Core of contemporary sustainability: the three Es -- Three Es plus one: education -- Methodology: fundamental principles -- Criteria for selecting principles -- Principles as songlines -- Sustainability And Community: -- Interdependence at all levels -- Ontario round table on environment and economy (ORTEE) model principles -- Principles of sustainable development for Minnesota -- Netherlands National Environmental Policy Plan (NEPP) -- Earth charter -- International council of local environment initiatives (ICLEI) -- Integrating sustainability values at all community levels -- Sustainability And Commerce: -- Beyond "business as usual" -- Adopting sustainable strategies -- Precautionary principle -- Natural step -- Houston principles -- CERES principles -- ICC charter and ISO 14000 -- Environmental assessments and green taxes -- New business model -- Sustainability And Natural Resources: -- Contradictions of resource extraction -- American Petroleum Institute (API) environmental, health and safety principles -- Forest stewardship council (FSC) principles and criteria of forest stewardship -- Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) principles and criteria for sustainable fishing -- Asilomar declaration for sustainable agriculture -- Natural resources at the crossroads -- Sustainability And Ecological Design: -- Designing with nature -- Hannover Principles -- Five principles of Ecological Design -- Todd's Principles Of Ecological Design -- Sanborn Principles -- US and World Green Building Councils: the LEEDing edge -- Interdependent perspective -- Sustainability And The Biosphere: -- Our role in the biosphere -- Our role in the biosphere -- Deep ecology's basic principles -- Charter of rights and responsible for the environment -- Biomimicry principles -- Permaculture principles -- Biocentric perspective -- Future Pathways: -- Principles: scopes, sectors and types -- Seven common themes -- Hopeful signs -- Our general predicament -- Seeking an alternative path -- Beyond green: a new vision of the future -- Resources: -- Organizations -- Online publications/newsletters/list servers -- Additional principles -- Annotated bibliography -- Notes -- Index. "Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the fastest and most profound social transformation of our time - the Sustainability Revolution. This book paints a picture of this largely unrecognized phenomenon from the point of view of five major sectors of society, concluding that the values emerging from sustainability work define a major paradigm shift. The first book of its kind, it will appeal to business and government policy makers, academics, and all interested in sustainability."--Jacket.