Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots

by Kevin Danaher (Author), Shannon Biggs (Author), Jason Mark (Author)

Product Description

After centuries of economic activity based on extraction, exploitation, and
depletion, we now face undeniable environmental threats. New business models
that save or restore natural resources are critical. But how can we translate
that insight into more sustainable practices? BUILDING THE GREEN ECONOMY shows
how community groups, families, and individual citizens have taken action to
protect their food and water, clean up their neighborhoods, and strengthen their
local economies. Their unlikely victories???over polluters, unresponsive
bureaucracies, and unexamined routines???dramatize the opportunities and
challenges facing the local green economy movement. The authors also: * Lay out
strategies for a more successful green movement * Describe how communities have
protected their victories from legal and political challenges * Provide key
resources for local activists * Include conversations with Rocky Anderson, Lois
Gibbs, Anuradha Mittal, David Morris, Michael Shuman, and others

Product Details

Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: Polipoint Press (September 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0977825361


Promoting Green Building Design, Construction and Operation, Sustainable Living,
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Independence