Stop Saving the Planet!: An Environmentalist Manifesto (Paperback)

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Stop Saving the Planet!: An Environmentalist Manifesto (Paperback)


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"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.

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

Product Details ISBN: 9780393540871
ISBN-10: 0393540871
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English
When keeping it real goes right—in this moment of reckoning, Jenny Price calls us out to call us in and does so with humor, insight, and an in-your-face attitude that is informed and dare I say, hopeful about our capacity to change how we think, see, and ‘do’ green.
— Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces

In this brief, energetic book, Price pleads for a more comprehensive environmentalism, which she defines as ‘in here’ rather than ‘out there.’ The rapidly paced, conversational narrative, loaded with bullet points, sidebars, [and] pull quotes...A fun introduction to a serious topic that should serve as a starting point for further study and action.
— Kirkus