|The Agenda for a
Sustainable America Project
Praise for Agenda for a Sustainable America
regulations in assessing where we stand in sustainability and what we need to do to
meet the challenges of the future. A follow-on to Stumbling toward Sustainability,
Agenda is a must-read for the next Congress, as well as America's leaders in
business, state and local governments, education, and civil society."
Bing Professor of Population Studies and professor of biological sciences at
this work. It is the sector-by-sector primer for what must be done to preserve our
grandchildren's rights to the nation they will inherit."
Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus of Stanford University
America blazes a trail toward environmental progress across a broad spectrum of
critical issues. Must reading for the new President--and for all of us."
in fulfilling the pledges made at the 1992 United Nations Conference on
Environment and Development, Agenda for a Sustainable America tells us where we
should go from here. The book lays out, sector by sector, what is needed to shape a
brighter future for the nation and, by extension, the world community. The next
administration would be wise to use this as a guide book for its policies."
|John Dernbach leads Sustaining America, the Agenda for a Sustainable
America Project. This project involves sustainability experts from a broad
array of disciplines, reviews sustainable development efforts in the United
States, and makes recommendations for future action.
Three publications have resulted from these efforts. The first, an article
in the Environmental Law Reporter, published in 1997, catalogued U.S.
progress on Agenda 21 since the 1992 Earth Summit. Five years later,
that progress was catalogued more thoroughly for the book Stumbling
Toward Sustainability. Most recently, the book Agenda for a Sustainable
America (2009) provides the third review of U.S. progress toward
sustainability, along with recommendations for more progress.
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