Synopses & Reviews
We've been "saving the planet " for decades now, and the crises have only gotten worse. Many of us--environmentalists included--continue to live deeply unsustainable lives. At home, affluent Americans "buy green"; while at work, they maximize profits with dirty energy and toxic industries that are poisoning our poorer communities.
With brevity, humor, and plenty of attitude, Jenny Price tracks "save the planet " enthusiasm through strategies that range from ridiculously ineffective (Prius-buying and carbon trading) to flat-out counterproductive (greenwashing, and public subsidies to greenwash). We need to imagine far better ways to use and inhabit environments. Why aren't we cleaning up the messes we've already made? And why do so many people hate environmentalists? Price offers trailblazing answers, along with powerful ideas for how to divest from self-destruction and invest in mutual survival.
We've been "saving the planet" for decades ...And environmental crises just get worse. All this hybrid driving and LEED building and carbon trading seems to accomplish little to nothing--and low-income communities continue to suffer the worst consequences.
Why aren't we cleaning up the toxic messes and rolling back climate change? And why do so many Americans hate environmentalists?
Jenny Price says Enough already with this short, fun, fierce manifesto for an environmentalism that is hugely more effective, a whole lot fairer, and infinitely less righteous. She challenges you, corporate sustainability officers, and the EPA to think and act completely anew--and to start right now--to ensure a truly habitable future.