Environment & Sustainability

  • To Be A Water Protector

    The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

    By Winona LaDuke     Forthcoming July 2020

    Winona LaDuke is a leader in cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, sustainable food systems and Indigenous rights. To Be a Water Protector, explores issues that have been central to her activism for many years — sacred Mother Earth, our despoiling of Earth and the activism at Standing Rock and opposing Line 3.

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  • More Powerful Together

    Conversations With Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders

    By Jen Gobby     Forthcoming May 2020

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  • Thirty Years of Failure

    Understanding Canadian Climate Policy

    By Robert MacNeil     October 2019

    How did Canada go from climate leader to climate villain?

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  • Civilization Critical

    Energy, Food, Nature, and the Future

    By Darrin Qualman     April 2019

    “A thoughtful and thoroughly documented analysis of the runaway train we are all aboard. Anyone worried about the track ahead should read it. Those not worried should read it more than once.” —Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress

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  • There’s Something In The Water

    Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities

    By Ingrid R. G. Waldron     April 2018

    An expose of the environmental injustice practiced by the government of Nova Scotia against it’s marginalized communities.

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  • 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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