After decades of court cases have rebuffed federal management, it may take a political fix to restore salmon in the Columbia Basin. What is SWAT? Related articles in Google Scholar. Weekend Edition September 27, Friday - Sunday. Join our Email List! The Rebirth of Environmentalism tells for the first time the story of these grassroots biodiversity groups. E-book Format.
Duval is a fellow at the New York think tank Demos , the former head of the Sierra Student Coalition , and a member of the Sierra Club board of directors. Bevington has been involved with wildlife protection campaigns for more than 20 years, and directs the forest program at Environment Now , a California grant-maker.
They are each, in their own ways, environmental movement insiders. We should be looking to the periphery to find the best new ideas and new strategies for defending Earth, they say.
In The Rebirth of Environmentalism , Bevington provides a detailed study of the rise of local biodiversity organizations in the eighties, nineties, and early s. Instead, the biggest wins occurred in smaller venues as upstart outfits looked at how they could enforce environmental laws in their home regions.
These groups adopted some of the legal tactics of the Nationals while borrowing the uncompromising spirit of the Earth First! The combination worked.
According to Bevington, by logging in the national forests was at its lowest level in 70 years, thanks in large part to the local biodiversity groups. What Duval wants to know is how this ideal — hyper-democratic, intensely creative — can be transferred to our political system. To hear what others are thinking, Duval meets with Hurricane Katrina survivors and young people working against the genocide in Darfur to see how they are using open source methods.
The problem with large organizations is that they sometimes become entrenched in the systems they seek to change, and their thinking about what is possible shrinks. Advanced Search.
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