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The Sustainable Network: The Accidental Answer for a Troubled Planet

Author: Sarah Sorensen
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
ISBN: 978-0-596-15703-6
Price: $29.99 US

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Reviews

“The threats to both the communication network and the climate are real but Sarah Sorensen shows how investing in the first might just help us save the second.”

Ed Krol, Author of The Whole Internet

“This book is timely to the issues of how we sustain our world with technology. A must read.”

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo

“If you’ve ever wondered how the network delivers everything you ask of it, start reading this book. And if that makes you say, ‘Wow! What else can it do?’, then keep reading.”

Scott Kriens, Chairman of the Board, Juniper Networks, Inc.

About this Book

What technologies do we need to solve the complex environmental, economic, social, and political challenges facing us today? As this thought-provoking book reveals, one tool for enacting change is already at our fingertips: the global network.

Consider the private domains of companies, governments, and institutions along with the public Internet: we have an immense communications network that connects billions of people in ways we never thought possible. In this book, author Sarah Sorensen clearly demonstrates why this network is the best sustainable technology available to help us tackle a wide range of problems.

If each of us represents a node on this network, then it’s time we realize the potential we hold. The Sustainable Network is a call to action, urging individuals, governments, markets, and organizations to put the power of this network to good use.

About the Author(s)

Sarah Sorensen has spent the past eight years at Juniper Networks in a variety of product and corporate marketing roles. She created and managed the Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability strategy and was a founding member of the company’s Green Taskforce, which is responsible for driving energy efficiency initiatives within the Engineering and Product teams. During her tenure, she managed Juniper’s business announcements, crisis communications, and public sector outreach, and spent half a decade marketing the company’s security technologies. A graduate of UCLA (1996), where she majored in English and was a member of UCLA’s Division 1 women’s soccer team, she has focused her career on branding, marketing, communications, and public relations for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. She has developed and written dozens of white papers, byline articles, and presentations on and about the networking and security industries.