New Book Puts Its Money Where Its Dreams Are
Tyson Miller—known to many in the book publishing industry for his work with the Green Press Initiative and efforts to help book publishers set and achieve environmental sustainability goals—has edited a new book (due out in October) called 'Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America.'
The concept for the book was created by Miller, whose dream for a more environmentally sustainable book publishing industry drove significant, positive change among hundreds of publishers.
While the book explores environmental stewardship (a chapter written by Miller himself), it also shares ideas for solutions more than 60 other "interconnected issues" facing the United States, such as Building an Equitable and Green Economy, Waging Peace, Citizen Leadership, Strengthening Community, Ending Poverty, Deepening Democracy, Improving Health, Media Reform, Key Education Innovations, Re-Imagining Business, and Creating a Nation that Shines," according to the book's preliminary description.
Contributors include some of the most well-known visionaries and leaders today, including American novelist and poet Alice Walker, former Vice President Al Gore, Time 100 Visionary Geoffrey Canada, NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger, author Frances Moore Lappé—whose book "Diet for a Small Planet" sold more than 3 million copies—and Kenny Ausubel—founder of Bioneers, an organization created to support an emerging culture of social and scientific innovators "from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic 'nature's operating instructions' to serve human ends without harming the web of life," according to Bioneers.org.
Staying true to Miller's advocacy efforts in the book publishing industry for environmentally friendly publishing practices, "Dream of a Nation" will be printed on 100-percent postconsumer recycled paper that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified. It will be printed in the United States, with all climate impacts offset, and a goal of returns below 10-pecent.