We all know the Earth is in crisis. We should know that it is big enough to sustain us if we can only mobilise politicians and economists to change course now. This book explores environmental, economic and social ideas to save our planet. It helps us understand what is happening to the planet today, exposes the actions of corporations and the lack of action of governments, weighs up new technologies, and champions innovative and viable solutions. Tackling a huge range of subjects - it has the potential to become the seminal reference book on the state of the planet - the one and only environmental book you really need.
James Bruges has been an architect in London, the Sudan, and Bristol. In 1995 he left architectural practice to concentrate on environmental issues that had become a major concern for him. He set up, jointly, Leigh Court Farm in Bristol (an edge-of-town organic enterprise), and became an adviser to an Environmental Trust. In 1999 James published Sustainability and the Bristol Urban Village Initiative and in 2000 he wrote The Little Earth Book.