Summer Reading Giveaway Week 5!

EnoughIsEnough_Final_LoRes-200x300Summer is here! What does that mean? If your high school was like mine, it means stacks of summer reading. We here at TriplePundit work hard to bring you all the news you need to know about sustainability in business – and we do it all year round. But sometimes, let’s face it, you need to go deeper into a subject – and there are many great books to help you do that.

That’s why every week this summer, we’ll be giving away a CSR-related book to one lucky reader.

Last week’s book was The Nature of Business – Redesign for Resilience by Giles Hutchins. And the winner, chosen by random number generator, is Bruce E. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone else who entered. Still want some summer reading? Don’t give up, we have a brand new book to offer this week!

This week’s book is Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill. Noam Chompsky called it, “A lucid, informed, and highly constructive book.”

From the publisher:

We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more.

They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more—all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.

You want it? You got it! Here are the 2 steps you need to take to enter:

1. Tweet this article using the hashtag #CSRsummerreading.
2. Leave a comment describing why you want the book. If you are commenting as a guest, please use a real email address so we can reach you. You don’t have to display it publicly! Alternatively, let us know your twitter handle and we’ll contact you that way.

That’s it! The winner will be chosen at random from among all entries next Tuesday at noon pacific and announced next Wednesday when we publish the next book giveaway.

Jen Boynton

Jen Boynton is editor in chief of TriplePundit and editorial director at 3BL Media. With over 6 million annual readers, TriplePundit is the leading publication on sustainable business and the Triple Bottom Line. Prior to TriplePundit, Jen received an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School. In her work with TriplePundit she's helped clients from SAP to PwC to Fair Trade USA with their sustainability communications messaging. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA -- court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with toddlers and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.

5 responses

  1. I’d love to read this. Figuring out how to move forward with the recognition that many of the resources which our economy is founded on are finite and being used up at ever increasing rates is the challenge of our age.

  2. Anything coming out of CASSE (Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy) is well worth reading. We need a good road map to get to true sustainability and I look forward to reading this!

  3. I would love to read this book – This is my personal philosophy, so how do we get other and companies to embrace this, especially when their bottom lines are connected to sales??

  4. This would be a great read and is very relevant to my outlook on life as well as the future of our race. I’m looking forward to finding something that is applicable to our everyday lives as well.

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