Since I was a kid, I've had an appreciation for nature- just oblivious to what that meant. Looking back, my first encounter of being enthralled in something other than sports, dates to a seventh grade water conservation project. Strangely, I was engaged and fascinated with a homework assignment- it was different- it was interesting.- it consumed all my attention- and most notably, I found it important. Well, if this is the case, why didn't you become an environmental engineer? Great question. Simple answer- mom tried, but my college years were spent with an under-developed frontal lobe. Studying and planning my future were not on the priority list.
Hawken's underlying thesis outlines potential solutions and opportunities to correct our self inflicted mess- fittingly titled, the restorative economy. It is not meant to point blame or ruffle any feathers. Instead, the focused takeaway is a clearly defined plan to create awareness, make adjustments, and implement changes. Do yourself a favor- read this book. Who knows?- you might learn a thing or two. And remember- we are all dependent on nature.