Environment & Sustainability

  • About Canada: The Environment

    By Linda Pannozzo     October 2016

    As the Earth veers toward a biological tipping point, as resources like water, fish, oil and natural gas become scarcer and as climate change threatens our survival, how is Canada responding? What kind of future can Canadians expect? What changes need to be made?

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  • Constructing Ecoterrorism

    Capitalism, Speciesism and Animal Rights

    By John Sorenson     April 2016

    Informed by both critical animal studies and critical terrorism studies, John Sorenson analyzes ecoterrorism as a social construction. He examines how corporations that profit from animal exploitation fund and produce propaganda to portray the compassionate goals and nonviolent practices of animal activists as outlandish, anti-human campaigns that operate by violent means not only to destroy Western civilization but also to create actual genocide. The idea of concern for others is itself a dangerous one, and capitalism works by keeping people focused on individual interests and discouraging compassion and commitment to others.

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  • Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy

    Edited by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa     October 2015

    This collection of eleven cases of citizens organizing for change in Canada and the United States gives form and substance to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability. These are stories of local citizens responding to the economically distorting effects of globalization, the environmental degradation brought about by industrial development and a deep concern about climate change. Grappling with complex problems in their local communities, they are forging innovation, prying open cracks in the system and seizing opportunities to redirect economic life.

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  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development

    By Ian Scoones     August 2015

    “This is an extraordinarily important book. Concise yet comprehensive, combining and drawing on the perspectives of many disciplines, accessible to all readers, professionally impeccable, and on top of all this, original in its analysis and extension into new fields, this book is a wonderful contribution to development thinking and action.” — Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

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  • Debriefing Elsipogtog

    The Anatomy of a Struggle

    By Miles Howe  Foreword by Franklin López     May 2015

    A riveting, first-hand account of the struggles - and victories - of Elsipogtog First Nation and their allies against Southwestern Energy, the fourth-largest gas extraction company in the United States.

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  • Resources, Empire and Labour

    Crisis, Lessons and Alternatives

    Edited by David Leadbeater     September 2014

    The interconnections of natural resources, empire and labour run through the most central and conflict-ridden crises of our times: war, environmental degradation, impoverishment and plutocracy. Crucial to understand and to change the conditions that give rise to these crises is the critical study of resource development and, more broadly, the resources question, which is the subject of this volume.

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  • Green Capitalism

    Why It Can’t Work

    By Daniel Tanuro     April 2014

    What should be done to resolve the climate crisis? Daniel Tanuro argues that government measures – eco-taxes, commodification of natural resources and carbon trading – do not tackle the main problem: the drive for profit.

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  • The Answer Is Still No

    Voices of Pipeline Resistance

    Edited by Paul Bowles and Henry Veltmeyer     March 2014

    The Answer Is Still No is an important, urgent book that compiles interviews with people who live along the route of the proposed Enbridge pipeline in Northern British Columbia. This edited collection takes the passionate words and voices of twelve citizens and activists and results in one powerful position when it comes to blind economic development at the expense of our environment and communities: The answer is still “no.”

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  • The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    An Investigation into the Scapegoating of Canada’s Grey Seal

    By Linda Pannozzo     October 2013

    In The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Linda Pannozzo finds that grey seals are scapegoats for the federal government’s mismanagement of the cod stocks, deflecting attention away from the effects of global warming and the continued use of destructive fishing methods. The collapse of the cod, its failure to recover and the recent recommendations for large-scale grey seal culls are stark reminders of how fisheries, science and public policy are increasingly estranged from each other.

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  • Climate@Work

    Edited by Carla Lipsig-Mummé     May 2013

    Climate change is having an increasingly significant impact on work in Canada, and the effect climate change has, and will continue to have, on work concerns many Canadians. However, this fact has not been seriously considered either in academic circles, in the labour movement nor especially by the Canadian government. Climate@Work addresses this deficit by systematically tackling the question of the impact of climate change on work and employment and by analyzing Canada’s conservative silence towards climate change and the Canadian government’s refusal to take it seriously.

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