Good News for A Change

Good News for A Change

How Everyday People Are Helping the Planet

eBook - 2009
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We all know the bad news. Every day, along with all the bulletins on social upheavals and terrorist attacks, we read reports of another animal species on the brink of extinction, of how our ocean fisheries are collapsing, and of the damage industrial development is wreaking on our soil, air and water. We drive bigger cars, eat pesticide-sprayed, genetically altered foods and consume so much energy that even rich, industrialized countries suffer power outages. We seem intent on continuing to live this way, even though many scientific experts tell us our actions are suicidal. The good news, Suzuki and Dressel tells us, is that thousands of individuals, groups and businesses are already changing their ways. A growing number of companies are still making money while benefiting their local communities. Anti-globalization activists and Third World villagers are learning how to practice real participatory democracy and create real community. Farmers and ranchers are sharing their land with other species, including predators and pests, while still prospering. Even some governments, local and national, are starting to base economic development strategies on our collective dependency on nature, while decreasing large-scale interference in our ecosystems.
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9781926685212
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Mar 25, 2015

This book does everything well enough, and not superlatively. I appreciate it's sentiment, but find it lacking in meat and potatoes. The book seems content to pretend that we can have our cake and eat it sustainably. In his current talks, Suzuki seems not to share this view and so the book seems designed to placate people hoping that sorting paper from plastic will be enough.

Feb 25, 2009

An amazing book that covers a wide variety of subjects. From agriculture to education, this book contains a vast amount of inspiring stories of people making a difference from the ground up.

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