Chapter 14 Vision Building

DOI: 10.4324/9781003386629-16

When examining a caterpillar, there is no clue it will become a butterfly

Sustainability analysis covers a wide range of issues and can get trapped by its complexity. The information discovered needs to be fused into a coherent and compelling narrative. The resulting vision of a sustainable future provides the destination to aim for. Without such a vision, sustainability analysis can become a checklist such as monitoring carbon emissions, reducing waste, putting limits on water usage, and improving rates of recycling. Laudable aims, but hardly the stuff of transformation.

When examining society today, and the industrial complex which supports it, there is little to indicate that it ...

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