The Green Belt Movement

Sharing the Approach and the Experience
Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560402
Category: Nature
Page: 117
View: 4041
[This book] is the story of the Green Belt Movement in Wangari Maathai's own words. It reveals the struggles and the structure of this extraordinary effort to reforest a vast region and free a people. [This] is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world.-Back cover.

Wangari Maathai: and the green belt movement

Author: UNESCO
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231000519
Page: 60
View: 8307

The Green Belt Movement

Author: Carmel Reilly
Publisher: Nelson Australia
ISBN: 9781408501467
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 4690
Fast Lane is a brand new reading intervention series developed for 8 to 14-year old struggling readers. It provides them with a variety of engaging, wonderfully illustrated stories and non-fiction texts which will appeal to even the most reluctant child reader. The series provides a complete program for junior reading intervention, and each book comes with a mini-audio disk for supporting and reinforcing children's fluency in reading.

Environmental Movements around the World: Shades of Green in Politics and Culture [2 volumes]

Shades of Green in Politics and Culture
Author: Timothy Doyle,Sherilyn MacGregor
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 0313393540
Category: Science
Page: 754
View: 422
An unprecedented study of environmentalism, environmental movements, and efforts at "greening" across the globe, written by culturally embedded scholars with both academic expertise and first-hand experience with grassroots advocacy. • Features country-based case studies of environmental movements to provide representative research data from different world regions • Provides a cross-discipline perspective from the fields of ecology, environmental studies, political science, international relations, history, sociology, and geography • Compiles a full picture of environmental, green, and conservation movements from around the globe, including nations such as Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Russia

La situación del mundo 2003

Informe Anual del Worldwatch Institute sobre Progreso hacia una Sociedad Sostenible
Author: Gary Gardner
Publisher: Icaria Editorial
ISBN: 9788474266450
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 415
View: 2889


A Memoir
Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307492333
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 8894
In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through run-ins with the Kenyan government and personal losses, and jailed and beaten on numerous occasions, Maathai continued to fight tirelessly to save Kenya’s forests and to restore democracy to her beloved country. Infused with her unique luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai’s remarkable story of courage, faith, and the power of persistence is destined to inspire generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A New World Order

Grassroots Movements for Global Change
Author: Paul Ekins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134910886
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 716
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Wangari y los árboles de la paz

una historia verdadera
Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Ediciones Ekare
ISBN: 9788493684310
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 4212
La historia de Wangari Maathai, ecologista y ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz.

The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1926685490
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 5573
In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

Community Practice Skills

Local to Global Perspectives
Author: Dorothy N Gamble,Marie Weil
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520921
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
View: 7102
Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience with numerous case and practice examples from talented practitioners in international and domestic settings. The authors open with a discussion of the theories for community work and the values of social justice and human rights, concerns that have guided the work of activists from Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr. to Cesar Chavez, Wangari Maathai, and Vandana Shiva. They survey the concepts, knowledge, and perspectives influencing community practice and evaluation strategies. Descriptions of eight practice models follow, incorporating real-life case examples from many parts of the world and demonstrating multiple applications for each model as well as the primary roles, competencies, and skills used by the practitioner. Complexities and variations encourage readers to determine, through comparative analysis, which model at which time best fits the goals of a community group or organization, given the context, culture, social, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities for change. An accompanying workbook stressing empowerment strategies and skills development is also available from Columbia University Press.

State of the World 2003

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916360
Category: Nature
Page: 254
View: 2626
The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.

Feminismo Ecológico. Estudios multidisciplinares de género

Author: Carmen Velayos Castelo
Publisher: Universidad de Salamanca
ISBN: 9788478003839
Category: Ecofeminism
Page: 307
View: 1739

Global Inequalities

Author: York William Bradshaw,Michael Wallace
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452221081
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 9776
This readable, sociologically interpretive book focuses through the lens of stratification and inequality, the authors examine a wide variety of topics - from global economic trends to ethnic conflicts - in four regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. They use academic models and theories to help make sense of current events and help place them in an appropriate context; these are enhanced by the use of lively stories and examples from the press.

Radical Ecology

The Search for a Livable World
Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415906500
Category: Ecofeminism
Page: 276
View: 2627
Examines the major philosophical, ethical, scientific and economic roots of environmental problems and identifies ways in which radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer,Stanley M. Burgess
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355376
Category: Religion
Page: 664
View: 7614
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

Environmental Activism

A Reference Handbook
Author: Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer,Jacqueline Vaughn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079015
Category: Nature
Page: 329
View: 5348
A balanced presentation chronicling both the major events that sparked environmental activism and the nature of that activism in the past century. * In-depth profiles of 25 key individuals and organizations * Original reports, congressional testimony, and court documents covering environmental justice, green political parties, corporate environmentalism, the wise use movement, genetically engineered foods, environmental sabotage, and local land use issues

Green Culture

An A-to-Z Guide
Author: Kevin Wehr
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412996937
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 558
View: 1865
Green Culture: An A-to-Z Guide explores the on-going paradigm shift in culture and lifestyles toward promoting a sustainable environment. After years of discussion about the environment dating back to the 1960s counter-culture, the recent explosion of green initiatives has induced the general public to embrace all things green, from recycling in the home to admiring green celebrities. This volume assesses the green cultural transformations by presenting some 150 articles of importance to students of sociology, history, political science, communications, public relations, anthropology, literature, arts and drama. Presented in A-to-Z format, the articles include appealing topics from green Hollywood to green spirituality, green art, and green restaurants. This work culminates in an outstanding reference available in both print and electronic formats for academic, university, and public libraries. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

What Do Greens Believe?

Author: Joe Smith
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847089313
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 4995
'The world has enough for everybody's need, but not enough for one person's greed' Gandhi Greens are driven by a concern with the fate of future generations and the natural world on which we all depend. They argue that theirs is the only way of ensuring the survival of a sustainable planet. The case they make is powerful, emotive, urgent and politically controversial. In the space of a couple of decades, Greens have shaped an influential movement. Issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss are now familiar and widely accepted.The challenge for Greens today is to turn mainstream rhetoric into meaningful action. In this readable and wide-ranging introduction, Joe Smith summarizes the historical roots of the Green movement and some of the main intellectual building blocks of Green thinking. He goes on to consider whether they have the appetite and potential to 'change the world'.

Our Earth's Changing Land

An Encyclopedia of Land-use And Land-cover Change
Author: Helmut Geist
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327049
Category: Architecture
Page: 792
View: 4468
This encyclopedia provides a state-of-the-art understanding of how land has changed over that last 300 years.