This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology: How We Find Our Way to a Humane and Environmentally Sane Future

This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology: How We Find Our Way to a Humane and Environmentally Sane Future

5.0 2
by Will Anderson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This is Hope compares the outcomes of two human ecologies; one is tragic, the other is full of promise. As Will explains in his Introduction, ‘Our human ecology is the expression of everything we do and is represented by every interaction we have on earth…it consists of the multitude of relationships we have with other people, other species, and our

Overview

This is Hope compares the outcomes of two human ecologies; one is tragic, the other is full of promise. As Will explains in his Introduction, ‘Our human ecology is the expression of everything we do and is represented by every interaction we have on earth…it consists of the multitude of relationships we have with other people, other species, and our physical environment’. He describes our current human ecology in depth to illustrate how we are living inappropriately, cruelly, and unsustainably. This is obsolete and has been for a long time; it is the cause of our overpopulation, our overconsumption of resources, the poverty of ecosystems and people, and our disregard for the rights of individuals from other species. This is Hope proposes a new human ecology to replace it.

Editorial Reviews

Toni Frohoff
Finally! A MUST READ for anyone seeking a practical planetary path from the current trajectory of death and desperation to one that truly engages and embraces hope for all species. This book provides a pioneering path for those who truly want to be the change we want—and need—to see in this world. As we collectively experience this never-before era of one species empowered to make it or break it for all, we now have HOPE to survive together. As a scientist in wildlife management and conservation, I can attest to tragically ridiculous and archaic methods that continue to be used (mis)manage wildlife and plant species for human ignorance and greed rather than for the planet and successive generations. This Is Hope incorporates the best and the brightest of science while allowing for the potential of humanity - in an emerging planet of interspecies coexistence and survival.
From the Publisher
Finally! A MUST READ for anyone seeking a practical planetary path from the current trajectory of death and desperation to one that truly engages and embraces hope for all species. This book provides a pioneering path for those who truly want to be the change we want - and need - to see in this world. As we collectively experience this never-before era of one species empowered to make it or break it for all, we now have HOPE to survive together. As a scientist in wildlife management and conservation, I can attest to tragically ridiculous and archaic methods that continue to be used (mis)manage wildlife and plant species for human ignorance and greed rather than for the planet and successive generations. This Is Hope incorporates the best and the brightest of science while allowing for the potential of humanity - in an emerging planet of interspecies coexistence and survival.
—Toni Frohoff, Ph.D

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780998909
Publisher:
Earth Books
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Pages:
478
Sales rank:
881,418
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Brenda Peterson
We have the power. We are at the precipice where human existence and that of all other species is in doubt. Can we commit to a course of action in time to stop the loss of biodiversity, while increasing human prosperity? In This Is Hope, we realize that our old way of thinking about our place in the world must change. Here you will find not just another explanation of where we have gone wrong; but also that we have the power to create the world all of us would hope for ourselves and future generations. —Brenda Peterson, author of Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals and Animal Heart
Marc Bekoff
In THIS IS HOPE Will Anderson proposes a unifying and comprehensive approach to stop the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity and to end the wanton abuse of wild and domesticated nonhuman animals (animals). ... a wide range of people will find common ground....

A unifying and comprehensive approach. —Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., University of Colorado; author of many books including The emotional lives of animals, Animals matter, Wild justice: The moral lives of animals, and The animal manifesto: Six reasons for expanding our compassion footprint.

Karen Davis
Never forget. Hope is filled with well-documented insights, eloquently expressed, into the causes and conditions of the malaise spreading over the Earth... This book presents its solid conceptual arguments in lucid prose while evoking the experiences of actual beings who, once you have lived with them in its pages, you will never again be able to forget.... —Karen Davis, PhD, is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns and the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs, More Than a Meal, The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality, and The Holocaust and the Henmaid's Tales
Karen Dawn
Thoughtful and thought-provoking. This is Hope is thoughtful and thought-provoking. In this comprehensive and well-researched book, Will Anderson weaves together the impact our behaviors have on the web of life, without leaving loose ends. As a vegan, somebody with a comparatively light footprint on the planet, I appreciated the reminder that when I buy non organic vegan products I poison the Earth and thereby the animals. That may be what Anderson does best -- he challenges us to do better. —Karen Dawn, author of Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals.

Meet the Author

Will is an environmentalist/species rights professional who for 30-plus years has conducted campaigns while employed for regional and national organizations. He most recently founded Green Vegans (www dot greenvegans dot org). He lives in Seattle.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology: How We Find Our Way to a Humane and Environmentally Sane Future 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find the information quite detailed yet easy to grasp. This book is so necessary at this time when many environmentalists think the 'humane meat' and 'locavore' movements are serving their beliefs. The author clearly shows why we should be green vegans working to build true sustainability. He knows this approach brings hope to our seriously troubled world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
like others are saying, " this is a must read". It is not a feel good read but it is what we need to be reading and learning about if we want to save our planet and along the way the human and non human beings that we share it with. this book should be added to all college curriculum. We have to start being real about the situation we have put our selves in. We have do this by choice ...we can make the choice to make a better world . H. Garcia