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Advocacy after Bhopal: Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders. By Kim Fortun. The 1984 explosion of the Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India was one of the world's worst industrial disasters. Some have argued that the resulting litigation provided an "innovative model" for dealing with the global distribution of technological risk, while others consider the disaster a turning point in environmental legislation. Still others argue that Bhopal is what globalization looks like on the ground. This book explores these claims by focusing on the dynamics and paradoxes of advocacy in competing power domains. Spiraling outward from the victims' stories, the narrative sheds light on the way advocacy works within a complex global system, calling into question conventional notions of responsibility and ethical conduct. More...

Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing. By Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith. Social marketing identifies and overcomes barriers to long-lasting behavior change. This groundbreaking book on community-based social marketing is an invaluable guide for anyone involved in designing public education programs with the goal of promoting sustainable behavior, from recycling and energy efficiency, to alternative transportation. More... | Doug McKenzie-Mohr EcoSpeakers Info >>

Greenspeak: Fifty Years of Environmental Muckraking and Advocacy. By Michael Frome. A collection of addresses made from 1963 to 2001 that offer insight into virtually every major conservation issue of the second half of the twentieth century. These talks encapsulate the American environmental movement over its most turbulent and productive era. Frome is a strong, unflinching voice for environmental stewardship and the protection of nature. More...

Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence. By Melissa Everett. A timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. It's "about" greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government. With dozens of rich personal stories, and a thorough look at the options, this is the comprehensive life/work guide for people who care about their communities and the planet. More… | Melissa Everett EcoSpeakers Info >>

Branching Out, Digging In: Environmental Advocacy and Agenda Setting. By Sarah Pralle. Explores how advocacy groups negotiate and strategize in increasingly competitive and complex political situations. By focusing on two cases of forest policy in the U.S. and Canada, the Clayoquot Sound controversy in British Columbia and the Quincy Library Group case in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, it shows the different ways advocacy groups exploit new opportunities and overcome constraints. Develops a dynamic new model of conflict management by advocacy groups that puts a premium on nimble timing, flexibility, targeting, and tactics to gain the advantage. More...

Social Marketing: Influencing Behaviors for Good. By Nancy Lee and Philip Kotler. A valuable resource that uses concepts from commercial marketing to influence social action. Provides a solid foundation of fundamental marketing principles and techniques then expands on them to illustrate principles and techniques specific to practitioners and agencies with missions to enhance public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and motivate community involvement. More… | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

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Annapurna: A Woman's Place. By Arlene Blum. Blum's story of achieving the first ascent of the world's 10th highest mountain by an American and by a woman. Annapurna is for Blum a metaphor for difficult and important goals. Chosen by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the 100 best adventure books of all time. More… | Arlene Blum EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century. By the Environmental Careers Organization. Organized for ease of use and fully updated, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for information about environmental career opportunities. More...

Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government. By Joel Hirschhorn. Written for conservatives, libertarians, liberals, moderates, independents, greens, and progressives, as well as dissatisfied Democrats and Republicans, Delusional Democracy will convince readers that we the people have the power to begin American democracy over again. More... | Joel Hirschhorn EcoSpeakers Info >>

Humanity's Environmental Future. By Ross McCluney. Presents the insights and skills most needed for humanity to reverse its destructive course and make the needed changes before it is too late to stop the worst of the consequences. Concludes with specific reform proposals and positive suggestions for personal, group, and governmental action. More... | Ross McCluney EcoSpeakers Info >>

One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. By Paul Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. A look at current environmental trends. Each chapter analyzes one area in detail (using current research in ecology, demographics, migration, economics, biodiversity, ethics, climate, politics and globalization) and then suggests measures that might alter course toward a sustainable world. More... | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

Our Ecological Footprint. By Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees. A powerful tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households, communities, regions and nations. Useful charts and clear illustrations. More...

Out of the Labyrinth: Who We Are, How We Go Wrong and What We Can Do About It. By Carl Frankel. Combines a personal narrative, visionary framework, and cultural criticism into a story about where we have gone wrong as a culture and what we must do (and become) to set things right again. More... | Carl Frankel EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How to Create a Positive Future for the Climate, the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life. By Bob Doppelt. Provides both an easy to understand explanation and practical methods for transforming our climate-damaging, unsustainable ways into sustainable thinking and behaviors. Explains how the mind works and how people change, then provides proven methods for transforming thinking and behavior, beginning first with the reader's own cognitive patterns, then moving to how individuals can motivate other people to change, and finally to how teams and organizations can be motivated to change. More… | Bob Doppelt EcoSpeakers Info >>

Resolving Environmental Conflict. By Chris Maser. An explanation of the transformative approach to facilitation, showing how to help parties empower themselves to define issues and reach settlements on their own terms through a better understanding of divergent perspectives. Examines concepts of development, sustainability, community, and a healthy environment. More... | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

Setting the Stage for Sustainabilty: A Citizen's Handbook. By Chris Maser, Charles R. Beaton, and Kevin M. Smith. This invaluable text looks at resolving environmental conflicts through a "transformative" rather than a "problem-solving" approach. The transformative approach emphasizes the capacity of facilitation for personal growth. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

The War Against the Greens. By David Helvarg. Presents a vast accumulation of evidence of violence against environmentalists and ordinary citizens. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

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Act Now, Apologize Later. By Adam Werbach. Decrying Washington's assault on our environment, Werbach writes, “It’s time to evolve from an aging movement that reacts to emergencies to a youthful movement with 'activision.'” More...

Earth Work. By Joan Moody and Richard Wizansky. Outlines job search steps and provides information for entering the environmental field. Sections cover recycling, air and water quality, toxics, wetlands, and hazardous waste. More...

Making a Difference Scholarships. By Miriam Weinstein. A unique guide listing scholarships awarded for social service, “social entrepreneur” funds for young people who start non-profits, college-based service scholarships, and fellowships. More...

The Natural Step Story. By Karl-Henrik Robert. Dramatic, visionary and inspiring, The Natural Step Story will appeal to all with a passion for sustainability including business leaders, academics, journalists, activists, and students. More...

Promise Ahead. By Duane Elgin. A breathtaking view of the future that is relevant to anyone seeking to navigate through our profoundly changing world. The sequel to Duane Elgin’s bestselling 1981 classic Voluntary Simplicity. More... | Duane Elgin EcoSpeakers Info >>

Tools for Environmental Management. By Dixon Thompson. An overview of environmental management systems as well as a set of 22 environmental management tools that can be applied on local, national and international scales. More...

Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Development. By Chris Maser. Explores the seldom-considered philosophical basis behind the models and methods of leadership, pointing the way to the essential qualities it takes to establish a shared vision of community life. This book explores numerous issues and considerations to cultivate well-rounded leadership and provide a more substantive blueprint for local activism. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

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