The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition: A Declaration of Sustainability Setting & Symbolism

Paul Hawken
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Frogs

Scientists were alarmed to discover that frogs were dying out not only in populated areas, but also in seemingly pristine surroundings due to the effects of pollution.

Industrial Revolution

Over two hundred years ago, this era called the Industrial Revolution was noted for the rise of the power of business. There was no thought or consideration for natural resources, which seemed unlimited at the time.

Renewable Natural Resources

In theory, renewable natural resources can be sustained perpetually. These include leaves, nuts, seeds, grass, water, berries, insects, fungi, bark and fish.

Nonrenewable Resources

Nonrenewable resources can not be sustained perpetually. These include coal, oil and natural gas.

Small Businesses

Small businesses compete against each other by remaining aware of what a product is selling for and at what cost.

Large Businesses

Large businesses compete for the sale of products, but they also compete for investment capital.

Hamburg, Germany

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