Agenda for a Sustainable America

Reviews for Agenda for a Sustainable America

“This comprehensive review of the United States’ environmental efforts is a reminder that despite our progress, we have further to travel on the road toward sustainability. As this book makes clear, we must pursue new, sustainable solutions that will allow future generations, and the environment they will depend on, to thrive.
— U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (WI)


“Terrific-a unique and important piece of work, providing a comprehensive roadmap for the journey to sustainability. Policymakers, business leaders, NGOs, and community leaders will all find a wealth of thoughtful assessments and forward looking prescriptions. This is at heart an optimistic compendium that paints a picture of a healthy, secure and prosperous society.
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund


"John Dernbach and his contributing authors have produced one of those rare volumes on sustainability that reaches out to the corporate, governmental, and academic audiences. I highly recommend it for classroom use in undergraduate and graduate courses."
James Gustave Speth Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy Yale University


“Far more than a report card on the disappointing performance of the United States in fulfilling the pledges made at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Agenda for a Sustainable America tells us where we should go from here. The book lays out, sector by sector, what is needed to shape a brighter future for the nation and, by extension, the world community. The next administration would be wise to use this as a guide book for its policies.”
— The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund


“[This book] covers the gamut from air pollution to zoning regulations in assessing where we stand in sustainability and what we need to do to meet the challenges of the future. A follow-on to Stumbling toward Sustainability, Agenda is a must-read for the next Congress, as well as America’s leaders in business, state and local governments, education, and civil society.”
Paul R. Ehrlich, Co-Author of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment (Island Press, 2008)


“Sustainability is seldom described with the depth, scholarly detail, and richness of this work. It is THE sector-by-sector primer for what must be done to preserve our grandchildren’s rights to the nation they will inherit.”
Dr. Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus of Stanford University


“With chapters from a wide range of leading thinkers An Agenda for a Sustainable America blazes a trail toward environmental progress across a broad spectrum of critical issues. Must reading for the new President – and for all of us.”
Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Yale University