9781573244862

The Next Eco Warriors: 22 Young Woman and Men Who Are Saving the Planet

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    9781573244862

  • ISBN10:

    1573244864

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2011
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
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Summary

Peter Hammarstedt and Benjamin Potts of Sea Shepherd fame and co-stars of television's Whale Wars. Enei Begaye, a Navajo/Diné activist bringing green jobs to the reservation. Rob Stewart, award-winning filmmaker ofSharkwater. Jamie Henn, co-founder of 350.org. Wen Bo, founder of China's Greenpeace. Tanya Fields, an urban farmer and poor people's activist in New York City. Meet the 21st century eco-activists who are devoting themselves to saving our planet.The Next Eco-Warriorsfeatures the stories of 20 of these emerging leaders and their heroic work in a variety of green revolutions. Emily Hunter, daughter of Greenpeace co-founders Robert and Bobbi Hunter, introduces us to the feisty and diverse global community of young people who are tackling issues of energy use, overfishing, overconsumption, waste management, the disappearance of indigenous cultures and rainforest, and other urgent environmental/social concerns with a sense of passion and possibility. Together their message is clear: anyone can be an eco-warrior if they use their talents for change. The book will release for Earth Day, with earth-friendly promotions, and the publisher will arrange to have trees planted to replace those used to publish this book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xix
Not the End, Just the Beginning!p. 1
350: The Movement behind a Numberp. 17
The Lights over Black Mesap. 29
The Yes Men: Surviving in a Time of Climate Chaosp. 41
Taking the Whale War Hostagep. 51
A Fijian Stormp. 63
Tasmania: We Will Always Be Together in the Forestp. 73
Sharkwater: The Rising Tide to Save an Ocean Predatorp. 85
A Peruvian Massacrep. 97
Toxic City: A Cancer Survivor's Strugglep. 109
A Powerleapp. 119
In Defense of Sealsp. 129
The Lone Warrior of Chinap. 139
Earth Hour: The Hour Is upon Usp. 149
Evolving Activism at the G8p. 161
Through the Lens of Compassion: Capturing an End to Bullfightingp. 169
The Little Urban Farm that Couldp. 177
The SolarCycle Diariesp. 191
A Mermaid's Fightp. 199
A Fire in Kenyap. 211
Eco-Terrorism 101p. 223
We Shut Them Down: Ending Coal at the Capitol Power Plantp. 235
Conclusionp. 251
Eco-Warrior Resourcesp. 255
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