By Frances Moore Lappé

In EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé—a mammoth of the environmental movement— confronts permitted knowledge of environmentalism. Drawing at the most modern study from anthropology to neuroscience and her personal box adventure, she argues that the largest problem to human survival isn’t our fossil gas dependency, melting glaciers, or different calamities. quite, it’s our defective frame of mind approximately those environmental crises that robs us of energy. Lappé dismantles seven universal “thought traps”—from limits to development to the flaws of democracy— that belie what we now find out about nature, together with our personal, and gives contrasting “thought leaps” that exhibit our hidden power.
Like her Diet for a Small Planet vintage, EcoMind is difficult, arguable and empowering.

Show description

Read or Download EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want PDF

Similar environmentalism books

The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments - download pdf or read online

An essential and unstable a part of the hot Orleans panorama and way of life, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin really comprises 3 significant our bodies of water--Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, and Maurepas. those make up the Pontchartrain estuary. Robert W. Hastings presents a radical exam of the historic and environmental study at the basin, with emphasis on its environmental degradation and the efforts to revive and shield this estuarine process.

New PDF release: The wild east: a biography of the Great Smoky Mountains

Explores the social, political, and environmental alterations within the nice Smoky Mountains throughout the nineteenth & twentieth centuries. even though this nationwide park is usually portrayed as a triumph of upkeep, Brown concludes that the most important forested sector within the japanese US is admittedly a re-created wilderness-a manufactured from recovery & even manipulation of the land.

New PDF release: Zoo Animal Welfare

Zoo Animal Welfare completely stories the clinical literature at the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior author’s 24 years of expertise as a zoo govt and foreign chief within the box of zoo biology. The authors’ educational education within the interdisciplinary box of psychobiology presents a special point of view for comparing the ethics, practices, and criteria of contemporary zoos and aquariums.

Read e-book online Unique Environmentalism: A Comparative Perspective PDF

This ebook explains and demonstrates how the Norwegian case of environmentalism is exclusive. the 2 attached anomalies of an inclusive and nation pleasant society and a powerful orientation and dedication to neighborhood groups make the case stand except mainstream overseas definitions of environmentalism.

Additional info for EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

Sample text

At the same time, such understanding may also indicate what role the growing environmental-justice movement may play in the future of the environmental movement as a whole. They Came from the Woods Failing to appreciate the history of the environmental movement could lead to some very misguided and ineffective policy decisions in environmental justice. But given that history, mainstream environmental organizations cannot reasonably be expected to either quickly embrace the environmentaljustice doctrine, or to readily accommodate the organizational, ideological, or strategic changes that the concept of environmental justice necessitates.

For example, in the 1990s, several mainstream organizations—notably the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace—began to recruit minorities, both for membership and for staff and decision-making positions. Furthermore, the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, to cite only two examples, have also participated in aspects of the environmental-justice struggle by ¤ling legal briefs in speci¤c cases or by providing organizing or information resources. But do these actions signal the embrace of the environmental-justice cause by mainstream environmental organizations?

Rather, this position argues that for the development of remedial Forms of Environmental Justice 23 policies, it may be unimportant whether an action was premeditated or was the indirect consequence of the pursuit of other goals. For example, the location of hazardous-waste land¤lls in urban minority communities may represent the bias of some industries for leaving wastes in communities that traditionally possess little political power. 14 Whatever the explanation, the problem is not why industry took the action it did, but that minority populations now living and working in those areas may face a greater exposure to hazardous materials than the rest of the population.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 22 votes