Stop Saving the Planet!: An Environmentalist Manifesto

Stop Saving the Planet!: An Environmentalist Manifesto

by Jenny Price

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Overview

"Pithy, funny, exasperated, and informed…You cannot read a more important hundred pages than Stop Saving the Planet!" —Richard White, author of The Republic for Which It Stands

We’ve been "saving the planet" for decades!…And environmental crises just get worse. All this hybrid driving and LEED building and carbon trading seems to accomplish little to nothing—and low-income communities continue to suffer the worst consequences.

Why aren’t we cleaning up the toxic messes and rolling back climate change? And why do so many Americans hate environmentalists?

Jenny Price says Enough already! with this short, fun, fierce manifesto for an environmentalism that is hugely more effective, a whole lot fairer, and infinitely less righteous. She challenges you, corporate sustainability officers, and the EPA to think and act completely anew—and to start right now—to ensure a truly habitable future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393540871
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 183,626
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jenny Price is a writer, artist, historian, and author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Stop Saving the Planet! 9

1st Reason Environment Is in Here 13

2nd Reason Everyone Hates Environmentalists 23

3rd Reason I Can't Solve the Middle East Crisis by Myself 31

4th Reason Are You Really Trying to Save Energy by Using More Energy More Efficiently? 41

5th Reason Greenwashing Works 49

6th Reason Everyone Hates Environmentalists (Add It Up) 55

7th Reason Can You See Any People on the Blue Marble? (Just Add Whole Planetude) 63

8th Reason Greenwashing Works, Redux 69

9th Reason You Wouldn't Create Public Markets to Trade in Cancers, Birth Defects, and Deaths 75

10th Reason Everyone Hates Environmentalists (Now Add Whole Planetude) 85

11th Reason You Can't Tackle How We Are All in This Together Unless You Tackle How We Are Not All in This Together 89

39 Ways to Stop Saving the Planet A Stout but Unexhaustive List of Things That You Can Personally Do 95

Acknowledgments 141

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