Good News For A Change Paperback – March 11 2003
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- ISBN-10 : 155054926X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1550549263
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.23 cm
- Item Weight : 612 g
- Publisher : Greystone Books; Reprint edition (March 11 2003)
- Paperback : 412 pages
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #664,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
One of the most telling statements comes from an environmental ethicist who provides workshops to companies. In these workshops, employees are asked to sustain a fictional finite world. The participants surprisingly devise ingenious environmentally positive solutions. As Suzuki and Dressel recount, once placed in small groups, even those who are corporate-oriented seem to know what is "right." Yet these very participants, as part of the larger corporate entity, balk at the same solutions in the real world. The authors conclude, "As a society we are not very bright." But there is hope, they say, in small steps. --Tim Tokaryk
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There seems to be a focus on sustainable agriculture and foresting, which was enlightning because I had never read much on those particular subjects. There are other interesting topics that are explored in this book.
A must-buy, no doubt about it. Thank you David, for an insightful read... and for fueling my optimism about our future.
Top reviews from other countries
From individuals with small projects on up to larger multi-national efforts, there are a host of positive accomplishments covered and this is not just "Good News"- it's excellent, uplifting and inspiring great news- the kind of good news that everyone concerned with the health of the world needs for inspiration on continued action for the environment.
The authors conclude with the idea that teaching children from early age about the workings of nature by immersing them in it, will enhance and spread a new sense of awe, respect and good environmental stewardship of the Earth. Many examples of current enviro-education are cited. This attitude parallels the thoughts of Dr. David W. Orr in his books "Ecological Literacy", "Earth in Mind", et al. Teach your children well!
There are several resources for environmental action cited at the end of this fine book.
David Suzuki is the Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation (google it). This website is full of resources for environmental education, action and involvement.
David Suzuki has been a favorite environmenalist in Canada for years due in part to his marvelous TV program " The Nature of Things." Truly a person who is working with all his heart to improve the Planet he loves so dearly. It is a great book to give as a gift as well to those who would like some positive spin on environmental issues, while being informed on individulas that are making a difference for us all.