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Defending the Environment book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Legally Green

An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada is the perfect book for university or even high-school students who want to understand the basic language of environmental debate. From an outline of environmental protection regimes to endangered species issues and environmental assessment, this text covers a diverse range of themes, […]

Guerilla Gardening A Manualfesto book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Guerilla Gardening: A Manualfesto + Interwoven Wild: A Ecologist Loose in the Garden

Of all the possible definitions of a garden, I like Don Gayton’s best: “A garden is a gift, a celebration and a revelation.” Gayton’s idea applies equally well to his own efforts, as an ecologist landscaping his suburban yard, as to the more political and activist agenda of guerrilla gardener […]

Some Like It Cold book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Some Like It Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada

Cimate change, climate forcing, global warming – all these terms frame a collective public debate about the future of the world as we know it. Since that “world” is dynamic and geographically diverse, it is not surprising that political responses range widely from hand-wringing to commitment and resignation, to disbelief […]

La Vía Campesina book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

La Vía Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants

The graphic image of a Korean farmer stabbing himself to death atop a barricade at the 2003 World Trade Organization protest in Cancún, Mexico brought international attention to the plight of the planet’s small farmers. Lee Kyung Hae was a member of the world’s most important transnational peasant organization, La […]

Ecoholic book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Ecoholic + The Virtuous Consumer

It isn’t easy being green. There’s the guilt that comes with every plastic bag or paper napkin tossed, with each imported peach eaten, every jar of face cream or new pair of shoes bought. There’s the confusion of recycling and reusing, of figuring out what to do with those used […]