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Paul Hawken
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The Environment

The idea for this book came about when the author was receiving an award for environmental contributions made by a company he represented. He realized that no business really deserved to receive the award. The environment is created by an ecosystem that has grown for millions of years. By itself, it is sustainable. New growth helps support older growth, and older growth decays and nurtures the younger growth. It's a continuous cycle in which all of the organisms work together to create a sustainable unit.

As business and global trade increased, the environment became more threatened. Toxins and waste killed off a wide variety of organisms, animals, and plants. Natural resources such as coal and oil became more scarce, and the air was filled with pollution. This wreaked havoc with the balance of the ecosystem, and therefore, the environment.

Business

Several hundred years ago, at the beginning...

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