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Grassroots Stewardship: Sustainability Within Reach

F Stuart Chapin


The book presents a novel strategy for addressing the major environmental and social problems of our time. It emphasizes transformative actions by individual citizens, both ordinary and extraordinary, rather than by government and other groups. It empowers a spectrum of solutions appropriate to people with varying interests, skills, political persuasions, and level of environmental and social commitment. The book draws on social and ecological theory to formulate a four-tiered stewardship strategy to transform communities, nations, and the planet. Key elements of this strategy are (1) individu ... More

Keywords: collective action, consumption, ecosystem service, global change, sense of place, stewardship, sustainability, transformation, well-being, worldview

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190081195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190081195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F Stuart Chapin, author
Professor Emeritus of Ecology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks