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Summary Building the Green Economy Success Stories from the Grassroots

Building the Green Economy Success Stories from the Grassroots

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 sustainable practices? Building the Green Economy shows how community groups families and individual ci I was surprised that this book had a holistic approach to greening the world from the title I expected it to be a corporate friendly greenwashing promoting book but actually only the last section focused on entrepreneurs The rest was about building grassroots community organizations to fight big polluters close juvenile detention centers and keep money out of politics Reading it in 2020 thirteen years after it was published it feels a little dated; I was an intern at TerraCycle one of the companies mentioned in the final section and they no longer even sell the product they were featured for in this book This would be my main critiue of it I was pleased that it talked about environmental racism and brought in the land dispossession of the Sioux in South Dakota It seems prescient in hindsight to see what the book highlights I would recommend it but since it's so dated I would rather recommend a newer book to people interested in these topics so I hope they write an updated version sometime

review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kevin Danaher

Tizens 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 Drawing on their extensive experience at Global Ex Similar in spirit to Goodman and Goodman's Standing up to the Madness see my detailed review of that book to get a feel for it Good inspiring read

Kevin Danaher ´ 5 characters

Change and elsewhere the authors alsoLay out strategies for a successful green movementDescribe how communities have protected their victories from legal and political challengesProvide key resources for local activistsInclude conversations with Rocky Anderson Lois Gibbs Anuradha Mittal David Morris Michael Shuman and other activists and leaders This is a great book for getting inspiration of how people came together for a local cause that ultimately became a long term impact There's a lot of information in the book and some of the stories will stay with you The book is split in short chapters and it's good source of resources of how to get involved It did take me a while to read but worth reading it


6 thoughts on “Building the Green Economy Success Stories from the Grassroots

  1. says:

    I was surprised that this book had a holistic approach to greening the world from the title I expected it to be a corporate friendly greenwashing promoting book but actually only the last section focused on entrepreneurs The rest was about building grassroots community organizations to fight big polluters close juvenile detention centers and keep money out of politics Reading it in 2020 thirteen years after it was published it feels a little dated; I was an intern at TerraCycle one of the companies mentioned in the final section and they no longer even sell the product they were featured for in this book This would be my main critiue of it I was pleased that it talked about environmental racism and brought in the land dispossession of the Sioux in South Dakota It seems prescient in hindsight to see what the book highlights I would recommend it but since it's so dated I would rather recommend a newer book to people interested in these topics so I hope they write an updated version sometime


  2. says:

    Similar in spirit to Goodman and Goodman's Standing up to the Madness see my detailed review of that book to get a feel for it Good inspiring read


  3. says:

    This is a great book for getting inspiration of how people came together for a local cause that ultimately became a long term impact There's a lot of information in the book and some of the stories will stay with you The book is split in short chapters and it's good source of resources of how to get involved It did take me a while to read but worth reading it


  4. says:

    Not as hard to read as some books about the attrositys that are perpitrated by corperations in the name of profits due to the fact that these are the success storys It is heartning that communitys don't have to lie down and be mown over by these self serving groups


  5. says:

    I'm only about half way through but this book It explores the breadth of the ways we have altered and damaged the environment and reals people who have made a significant effort to reverse that damage Inspirational scary and very well written


  6. says:

    Essential like foodilizer is to your green lawn andor brain


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