Environment & Sustainability

  • 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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  • Making Peace With the Earth

    By Vandana Shiva     April 2013

    In this compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalization in its pursuit of profit and power and shows its devastating environmental impact.

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  • Tailings of Warren Peace

    By Stephen Law     March 2013

    A corrupt mining company, repossessed gravestones, a man’s fractured past, mysterious notes posted to lampposts and murder deep in the highlands of Guatemala. In Tailings of Warren Peace, Stephen Law effortlessly weaves these elements into a powerful story of love and memory, exploring how the past haunts us and how solidarity can save us all. Mysterious, passionate and powerful, Tailings of Warren Peace shows us the interconnections that exist between us, transcending social class, culture and geography.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Television and the Earth

    Not A Love Story

    By Jennifer Ellen Good     February 2013

    Habitat loss, the extinction of species, severe droughts, rapidly diminishing polar ice, hugely powerful and destructive storms – how have we arrived at such a precarious point in the environmental history of our planet? In Television and the Earth: Not a Love Story, Jennifer Ellen Good argues that one of the fundamental reasons for the wholesale neglect and destruction of our environment is television – or, more precisely, the stories told on television. Stories have always been vital to how we make sense of the world, but in the historical blink of an eye, mediated communication changed the source and content of our stories. And no mediated storyteller continues to have a greater impact on our lives than television. Exploring the essential, and essentially devastating, role television’s celebration of materialism plays in our world, this book arrives at the conclusion that there is nothing more responsible for environmental degradation than the materialism of the affluent countries of the world – and nothing teaches materialism more effectively than television.

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  • Rock Reject

    By Jim Williams     August 2012

    Winner of the inaugural Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature.

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    A Roseway Book