The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living (2020)

The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living David Wann The New Normal An Agenda for Responsible Living In Simple Prosperity Dave Wann showed readers how to have an abundant sustainable life In The New Normal he challenges us to do some heavy lifting and transform our non sustainable culture by trans
  • Title: The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living
  • Author: David Wann
  • ISBN: 9780312575434
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living David Wann In Simple Prosperity, Dave Wann showed readers how to have an abundant, sustainable life In The New Normal, he challenges us to do some heavy lifting and transform our non sustainable culture by transforming ourselves For Wann, our current old normal lifestyle buying water in disposable bottles, allowing the government to ignore global warming will not preserve theIn Simple Prosperity, Dave Wann showed readers how to have an abundant, sustainable life In The New Normal, he challenges us to do some heavy lifting and transform our non sustainable culture by transforming ourselves For Wann, our current old normal lifestyle buying water in disposable bottles, allowing the government to ignore global warming will not preserve the planet To nurture our world, he challenges us to rethink our lives, stand up for a healthy planet and move towards a new normal lifestyle in an agenda that includes Initiating local business alliances that actively lobby for local buying Creating an investment strategy that values the balance of nature Supporting the design, manufacture, and use of products made with natural chemicals Publicly advocating a efficient use of water by placing a higher cultural value on wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes.The New Normal is Dave Wann s way forward, a blueprint for a better life that preserves our world.
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  1. Rachelle

    The New Normal has a great premise we need to reevaluate our values and priorities But I questioned some of Wann s conclusions, especially his reliance on government regulations and tax policies to change our behavior, and his seeming dismissal of the small changes many of us are already starting to make His writing style is a little impersonal, almost academic, and he overwhelms us with all of the things that are wrong with our current life I was disturbed by Wann s belief that Americans must a [...]

  2. Judy

    I m still thinking this book is a mixed bag Part of me wants to give it a great review because I was one of the lucky few to win a first copy from First Reads However, I think 3 stars is fair.What I liked overall For a book dealing with a heavy subject matter it is not a difficult read The author has clearly spent time researching the subject matter The book is broken up with plenty of sidebars, visuals, etc for easier reading I appreciated the author s willingness to point fingers at multinatio [...]

  3. Adam Sherritt

    Read this book You will read others reviews that say Wann s ideas are extreme, or that this book talks about public policy and government interacting with their citizens in a way that goes against the status quo, there will be reviews that say this book is not a fun read, or that there is a lot of information to digest All of these reviewer s are right in their assessment This book is for dreamers This book is for people who are tired of the same old story we hear day after day Those who realize [...]

  4. Jessica Oban

    David Wann brings up some good points, but I feel like this book, as a whole, is too over my head I feel like I should have read his other book, Simple Prosperity Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle, first The basic structure of the book is Wann giving an old paradigm, explaining why it should be abolished, and in its place, a new paradigm is given and expanded upon showing up how this way benefits a higher percentage of the population than the old way.He has a lot of great ideas and [...]

  5. Kimberly Morghan

    I found this book pretty interesting and informative I m already one of those folks who has made much of the paradigm shift the author is talking about, and would like to see much of us make the same switch in thinking I appreciate the author s optimism and enthusiasm I like how thoroughly he covered a whole suite of diverse green topics, and it is obvious he has done his research I m pretty well informed already and have apparently been reading many of the same things he has, but I learned a f [...]

  6. C

    The New Normal is an intense read David Wann takes environmental change far beyond Hey You can ride your bike to work and offers real solutions to our ecological and economical crisis Packed with facts and statistics showing where we are and where we could go, The New Normal lays out a 33 point plan that establishes concepts for everything from reducing our dependence on oil to boosting the local economy.I have to admit, this book took a while to grow on me Initially, I felt that many of Wann s [...]

  7. Susan Peterson

    It s one thing to complain about mega corps and worry about peak oil it s another thing to figure out what to do about it The New Normal looks at what a sustainable life would look like It looks at among other things food, fuel, health, and possessions It describes why the current way of living isn t sustainable, then offers suggestions for what might be a viable new normal In sections entitled the Heavy Lifting, Wann suggests ways to get a jump on the change right now If I had to sum up the boo [...]

  8. Amanda

    In The New Normal, David Wann outlines a plan for a new paradigm that values community above money and redefines success Wann emphasizes compassion and contentment as new values that should replace selfishness and consumerism The book is packed with ideas to lessen our negative impact on the world and on others But while Wann is clear about the urgency of reducing our carbon footprint and admits that the meat indstrusty has a one of the largest negative impacts on the environment, he stops short [...]

  9. Susan

    The New Normal is primarily a policy book focused on changing social policy, business practices, and government involvement through citizen activism I m all on board personally with less consumption, and I believe the over consumption is one of the primary factors that caused our current economic woes I also believe that our economy can no longer sustain the kind of consumption both from an employment standpoint and an environmental standpoint I too believe that we re ready for a new normal I no [...]

  10. Kate Lawrence

    This is not a 50 easy ways to save the environment kind of book Rather, this is a well thought out, in depth description of major changes individuals can make heavy lifting, as the author terms it What we really need, he says, is not just surface changes while continuing business as usual We need major paradigm shifts about how we look at our economy, energy use, etc He remains upbeat about our ability to make these changes, saying that if individuals change how they think, overall priorities w [...]

  11. Carol Kuniholm

    Wann s premise is that we re going to need to make major changes as we move from an unsustainable dependence on fossil fuel to a less fuel reliant paradigm It s not a great read, but it offers some very practical ideas in a wide range of areas, from housing to transportation to food supply to entertainment Some of the ideas are familiar and predictable some intriguing It s not a book I would read through again, but it would be a helpful reference, a reminder to move from the easy to what Wann c [...]

  12. Bobbettylou

    Suggests 34 New Normal Agenda Points for society as we adapt to the new realities of oil shortages and high cost, degradation of the environment, etc some good quotes If at first the idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it Albert Einstein p xi It always seems impossible until it s done Nelson Mandela p xi Speed is irrelevant if you re traveling in the wrong direction Ganddhi p 3 That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bee Marcus Aurelius, AD 170, p 15

  13. Heidi

    This book was one of the better go Green books i have read, although i found it a bit repetitive in that the author continued to talk about the changes that have to happen on a large scale The small scale changes were not stressed as much I completely agree with and understand the need for change overall, but the problem is how do we go about this The book was well written and well cited and overall a good reference for information about green policy changes

  14. Lea

    Another lucky win in a GoodReads giveaway I ll be honest, much of this book so far is way over my head I m like a pre schooler with all this environmental stuff, and this seems like college level I m sure there s a lot to get out of it, but right now I m finding it sort of overwhelming.No complaints about the writing, etc, and it s definitely already made an impact on my thinking, but some of the ideas seem a little advanced.

  15. Nini Villanova

    I really liked this book and would recommend it to anyone The author certainly has some far fetched ideas, but I think he is mostly on the right track, and I love that he gives actionable ideas I took notes while I was reading of things I want to do differently, products and services that are instrumental in change.

  16. Alix

    Won this in a First Reads Giveaway It sounded interesting and like something that would provide some useful tidbits Unfortunately, this book just didn t keep my interest I found it difficult to slog through to the end.

  17. Divya

    The New Normal was truly an incredible read The book has kept me mesmerized by it s fantasic chapters David Wann has created yet another bestselling book that rivals Affluence and Simple Prosperity I dearly want to thank in which through its giveaways I have gotten this book

  18. Craig

    Excellent and thought provoking book Presents an alternative to the normal left right Demo Republican debate Lays out a sensible and practical vision for solving the big problems facing humanity and our planet.

  19. Denese

    Gave me some new ideas on how I can live green , alert to what must change in our economies, politics, ideas about what is really important Startled to find USA is not the best country in these terms It always seems impossible until it s done Nelson Mandela.

  20. Marjorie Elwood

    David Wann has created a blueprint for transitioning from an industrial civilization to an ecological one While it s tough to see how the changes will be implemented the point is clearly made that we can t afford not to take the suggestions presented Thought provoking.

  21. Deborah

    Great Points on what we can do to help the planet and for use to be responsible on our impact of the world The book reminded me of my life style in Boulder, but is a bit of a stretch in Pensacola lifestyle.

  22. David

    I really wanted to like this book I thought the premise was interesting and it started out strong, but it did not keep my interest I will have to try reading it again someday

  23. Josh Lamb

    One of the best books about the environment EVER It gives step by step information, it is very informative, and its a very good read.

  24. Charity

    This started off great, and then I lost interest about halfway through This may have been just me I ll have to try it again one day.

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