Daniel Goleman’s ‘Ecological Awareness‘: Expanding on the ideas in Ecological Intelligence, Goleman and other leading ecological thinkers offer us a guide for consumers and businesses alike in how to be more effective in “being green”. Delving into the ideas of life-cycle assessment, consumer transparency, and individual and collective holistic healing, this 3-CD set gives us all tools for better understanding the environmental impacts of our buying habits and way of doing business.
CD 1: BUYOSPHERE: THE CONSUMER AWARENESS REVOLUTION WITH DARA O’ROURKE, PH.D.
Goleman and O’Rourke detail emerging technologies that reveal the hidden impacts of every product we buy – on society, the environment, and our health. This comprehensive information allows us, for the first time, to fully align our buying habits with our values, and shift the balance of power from company to consumer.
Dara O’Rourke is famous for his research on monitoring the environmental, labor, and health impacts of global production systems. O’Rourke is now the co-founder and CEO of GoodGuide, a web startup revolutionizing consumer awareness.
CD 2 : RADICAL TRANSPARENCY: HOW BUSINESS CAN LEVERAGE CONSUMER CLIMATE CHANGE WITH GREG NORRIS, PH.D.
Norris’s free, open-source LCA platform, Earthster, offers ubiquitous empowerment for business to quantify and lessen the negative impacts of each product’s life cycle – from raw materials to disposal. Goleman and Norris offer businesses practical steps to leverage the coming shift in consumer awareness to increase market share and create a prosperous, sustainable future for the planet.
Greg Norris founded and directs Sylvatica, an international Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) institute consulting to government worldwide, the UN, and Fortune 500 companies. Norris also founded New Earth, a global fund for community-driven sustainable development.
CD 3 : ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, HUMAN HEALING WITH MICHAEL LERNER, PH.D.
The 2007 conversation that planted the seed for Ecological Intelligence. Goleman and Lerner lay the foundation for a holistic, ecological vision of illness and healing, guiding us through the deep interrelation between planetary and personal health. Lerner explains how we can heal ourselves by healing our world, and develop an ecological intelligence that maintains the integrity of the web of life
Michael Lerner is president and co-founder of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute. his life work is focused at the intersection of our health and the health of the earth. He received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health in 1983.
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