The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition: A Declaration of Sustainability Themes

Paul Hawken
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Taking Too Much From the World

In recent years there has been an emphasis on recycling and thinking about the environment. As the book begins, the author is receiving an award as a representative for a company that was recognized for its environmental impact. Still, it's nowhere near enough. Even with the recycling programs and tree planting ceremonies, businesses do more harm to the world than good.

The goal of business is to obtain a profit. Those in business learn to not accept limitations, but rather to push through them. Looking back in time, it's easy to see the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution on the environment. Buildings were coated in grime, and it was difficult to see the sun through all the smoke in the air. Global trade has increased the scope of pollution around the world as business increases. There is a perceived need for natural...

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