Getting Green Done
Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution
By Auden Schendler
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586486372, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 23, 2009
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A maverick sustainability expert provocatively explores the difference between feel-good gestures and the down-and-dirty work of going greenfor businesses, individuals, or government.
Auden Schendler is Executive Director of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company. He worked previously in corporate sustainability at Rocky Mountain Institute. Auden has been a trailer insulator, burger flipper, ambulance medic, Outward Bound instructor, high school math and English teacher, freelance writer, and Forest Service goose nest island builder. An avid outdoorsman, Auden has climbed Denali, North America’s highest peak, and kayaked the Grand Canyon in the winter. His writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, the L.A. Times, Rock and Ice, and Salon.com, among other places. In 2006, Auden was named a global warming innovator by Time magazine. He lives in Basalt, Colorado with his wife, Ellen, and their children, Willa and Elias.