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A Village of Hope: The Interplay of Sustainability and Community Development
Practicing Sustainability
Short Title: A Village of Hope
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2012
Publisher: Springer New York
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Pages: 13 - 17
Sources ID: 87031
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
I first set foot in India in 1985, visiting the city of Calcutta. I can still recall the thick, black smoke that hung over the city, the endless rows of bodies of people sleeping on the streets, dilapidated buildings and vehicles, and hawkers everywhere. I saw so many children, their tiny frames struggling to carry loads far too heavy for those so young. Yet in spite of the poverty all around us, we could see a vibrant, colorful, joyful society – proud of itself, struggling to survive, determined to make a better future.