Industrial Evolution: Local Solutions for a Low-Carbon Future

Image-front-cover_coverbookpageFor many people, the word “industry” brings to mind images of sprawling factories belching toxic emissions in a blighted natural landscape. Industrial” has become synonymous with pollution, human rights abuse, and corporate greed. In Industrial Evolution, Lyle Estill seeks to reclaim the term, with its original connotations of hard work, diligence and productivity, and to show how community-scale enterprise can create a vibrant, sustainable local economy.

Industrial Evolution is a story of survival. It is about how the small group of committed entrepreneurs introduced in Small is Possible managed to keep their dream alive and thriving through the economic recession,emerging with a model of what a sustainable local economy might look like in a post carbon future. Compulsively readable and seasoned with light humor, this grassroots account demonstrates that ecological stewardship and enterprise at an appropriate scale can lay the foundation for abundance.

Industrial Evolution skips the doom and gloom and is all about solutions. By showing that it is possible to take the big out of industry, this book motivates people to work together in a meaningful way. Filled with inspirational tales of success, failure, perseverance, and real world experiences that anyone can relate to, Industrial Evolution is a must-read for activists, organizers, politicians, and anyone who cares about resilient communities.

BUY INDUSTRIAL EVOLUTION
paperback, 224 pages
$17.95
e-book
$11.65
buy from
New Society Publishers
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty

"Community is quickly emerging as the most important word in the environmental lexicon, and for a society that is focused so squarely on individualist consumerism, it's not the easiest concept to really understand. Small is Possible is a real-life, warts-and-all description of how to get things going back in the direction of neighborliness. I found it immensely hopeful."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth and climate change activist