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Making the Good Life Last

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Making the Good Life Last by Michael Schuler
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May 04, 2009 | ISBN 9781576755709

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“Sustainability isn't only, or even mainly, about light bulbs. It's about patience and prudence and the other virtues described in this book—it's about becoming mature as people and as a society. That's hard work but good work, and this is the manual.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature

"Sustainability requires each of us to rethink our moral and spiritual relationships with the planet, with each other, and with ourselves. No one understands this better than Michael Schuler. He tells of his efforts with friends and family to enact these values in his own daily life. It is an inspiring story."
—William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of Changes in the Land

“Organize a study group around this book! Schuler has provided one of the most persuasive, cogent, readable, useful guidebooks I have ever seen to what really sustains an ecology, an economy, a society, and a human life that really matters.”
—John Buehrens, Past President, Unitarian Universalist Association

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Scott Russell Sanders
Introduction: Sustaining Ourselves

Part I: Reimagining the Good Life
Chapter 1. Embracing New Rules of Conduct
Chapter 2. Releasing Old Habits of Thought and Belief

Part II: The Four Keys
Chapter 3. Pay Attention
Chapter 4. Stay Put
Chapter 5. Exercise Patience
Chapter 6. Practice Prudence
Conclusion: A Sustainable Code of the Soul
About the Author

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