George P. Mitchell and the Idea of Sustainability by Jurgen Schmandt PDF

By Jurgen Schmandt

ISBN-10: 1603442170

ISBN-13: 9781603442176

An strength multi-millionaire, genuine property developer, and philanthropist, George P. Mitchell is also an idealist, an important philosopher who gave his time and fortune to the learn of sustainability lengthy earlier than it turned a loved ones word.Jurgen Schmandt, who has labored for Mitchell for a few years, explains and lines the belief of a sustainable society, from its foundation within the eighteenth-century inspiration of the "commons" to its twentieth-century generation within the 1987 United international locations document "Our universal Future." He then chronicles Mitchell’s dedication to this concept from the early Sixties, whilst the focal point used to be on inhabitants development, to this present day, while weather swap and international warming dominate the debate.Mitchell complicated his trust that humankind may possibly create "a stability among fiscal and ecological well-being" by organizing and internet hosting meetings, awarding prizes, aiding students and scientists, and investment learn and guides. He did it on the Aspen Institute, on the Woodlands meetings, on the nationwide Academy of Sciences, on the Mitchell heart for Sustainable improvement, and on the Houston complicated examine middle. (Paradoxically, he didn't continually do it in his personal strength company.)Documenting one very important man’s engagement with one vital suggestion, Schmandt has preserved an important episode within the ongoing quest to create societies which are "capable of attaining after which maintaining an honest caliber of lifestyles for his or her citizens."

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