This Crazy Time

This Crazy Time

Author: Tzeporah Berman

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307399796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 702

Download Now
From one of the world's most controversial campaigners, This Crazy Time is the No Logo of the NEW environmental movement, an essential must-read that combines Bill Bryson's personable style and humour with Naomi Klein's hard-hitting activism and research. Passionate, profound, inspiring and funny, Berman is inspiring people from all walks of life to get off the sidelines and fight the good fight--and win. This unique book--part manifesto from a leader, part humorous activist memoir from a soccer mom--offers a wryly honest, behind the scenes, ultimately uplifting look at the state of the planet. For almost 20 years, Tzeporah Berman has been one of our most influential environmentalists. A founder of ForestEthics and PowerUp Canada, she was instrumental in shaping the tactics and concerns of the modern environmental movement. In her early 20s she faced nearly one thousand criminal charges and 6 years in prison for her role organizing blockades in Canada's rainforest. With ForestEthics she took on Victoria's Secret with a photo of a chainsaw-wielding lingerie model, convincing the catalogue manufacturer to stop using paper made from old-growth forests. She then transformed her tactics and sat down with CEOs and political leaders to reshape their policies and practices. She participated in saving over 12 million acres of endangered forests, including Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, and has campaigned against the development of Canada's oil sands. In her new role at Greenpeace International she is fighting the problem of our time: climate change, including researching the impacts of the Gulf Oil Spill and protesting oil drilling in the Arctic. As a concerned mother, her book is an impassioned plea for a better world. From the Hardcover edition.
This Crazy Time
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Tzeporah Berman, Mark Leiren-Young
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

From one of the world's most controversial campaigners, This Crazy Time is the No Logo of the NEW environmental movement, an essential must-read that combines Bill Bryson's personable style and humour with Naomi Klein's hard-hitting activism and research. Passionate, profound, inspiring and funny, Berman is inspiring people from all walks
Business and the Sustainability Challenge
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Peter N. Nemetz
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-29 - Publisher: Routledge

It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological science. This integrated textbook for MBA and senior-level undergraduates offers a comprehensive overview of the issues of sustainability as they
Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Ben Boer
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-12 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

How can we guarantee a right to life or a right to health without also guaranteeing a decent environment in which to exercise these rights? It is becoming increasingly obvious that a high quality environment is key to the fundamental human rights of life and health, and associated rights such
The Nature of Canada
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Colin M. Coates, Graeme Wynn
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-01 - Publisher: On Point Press

Intended to delight and provoke, these short, beautifully crafted essays, enlivened with photos and illustrations, explore how humans have engaged with the Canadian environment and what those interactions say about the nature of Canada. Tracing a path from the Ice Age to the Anthropocene, some of the foremost stars in
Environmentalism of the Rich
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Peter Dauvergne
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-09 - Publisher: MIT Press

What it means for global sustainability when environmentalism is dominated by the concerns of the affluent—eco-business, eco-consumption, wilderness preservation. Over the last fifty years, environmentalism has emerged as a clear counterforce to the environmental destruction caused by industrialization, colonialism, and globalization. Activists and policymakers have fought hard to make the