Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency -- tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal -- and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.More
"Brimming with intriguing, useful, and galvanizing information, this is an exceptionally sharp, innovative, and realistic approach to raising the demand for environmentally safe merchandise." (Booklist)
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Great book, definitelly recommended!
Yes, I am visually impaired ( as many scientists are anyway) and an audiobook is a great solution - I still get the information while my eyes relax!
Good Guide - great application, I hope it will get to New Zealand soon!
Yes, he's voice is great and English is fantastic! I usually combine listening of an audiobook with learning correct pronunciation of English words. That was a great book to listen too - I understood every word (English is my third language!) :)
Yes, I guess, the realisation of the following fact - how much rubbish I buy! And how little information is provided for consumers on the labels!
Loved the book! I recommended it to my friends on Facebook, hope that some of them will download it too! Thanks, Daniel Goleman, for your research!