Rural areas, frequently described as disadvantaged, remote, and economically challenged are, according to Richard Wakeford, the very sites on which the future society will depend. Able to provide quality food, clean water, and renewable energy sources rural areas make available products that nobody, not even city dwellers, can do without. The challenge, Wakeford argues, will be ensuring that the natural and human resources exist to provide these products in the future.Focusing on Green Growth, the ways current economies can transition to sustainable economies while promoting growth and reducing pollution and waste, Wakeford describes the rural future. Green Growth, he says, will necessarily include the environment as a source of economic growth and will require a set of evaluation terms that acknowledge natural capital, instead of focusing on monetary based terms like GDP. Looking to the coming decades, Wakeford describes the challenges climate change, rising energy prices, migration trends and overall increases in population pose to the management of human and natural resources. Providing strategies to promote green growth, Wakeford charges innovative young adults to actualize them.