Rumi Shammin, John E. Petersen, Cynthia McPherson Frantz, David Orr, Full Spectrum Sustainability— Developing Working Models for Community Transformation, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 1-1 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/full-spectrum-sustainability-developing-working-models-for-community-transformation/) Abstract: Humans are a miraculous example of evolutionary success. Our ability to engage in rational thought, to form cooperative groups, to share information through complex symbols, to make and use sophisticated tools: all of these things have enabled us to spread and flourish. However, at the dawn of the 21st century the features and manifestations of our success now challenge our future. On one hand, our dense networks of settlements, economies, governments, and resource flows are so complex and interlinked that the ecological adage that “everything is connected to everything else” has never been more true. On the other hand, the degree of influence we now exercise over the biosphere via the combination of technology and resource consumption is so powerful that climate change, overpopulation and resource scarcity threaten our very existence. The challenges we face are overarching and systematic, encompassing every aspect of our social, economic, and biophysical realities. How … Topics: Community; Sustainability