13 Feb '15, 2pm

Reclaim Environmentalism!

Reclaim Environmentalism!

Mountains are falling. The oceans are dying. The climate itself is bleeding out ... our one and only home, once lush with life and the promise of more, will soon be a bare rock if we do nothing. Once, the environmental movement was about protecting the natural world from the insatiable demands of this extractive culture. Some of the movement still is: around the world grassroots activists and their organizations are fighting desperately to save this or that creature they love, this or that plant or fungi, this or that wild place. Contrast this to what some activists are calling the conservation-industrial complex-­big green organizations, huge 'environmental' foundations, neo-environmentalists, some academics -­ which has co-opted too much of the movement into 'sustainability', with that word being devalued to mean 'keeping this culture going as long as possible.' Instead ...

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