Sustainability Without Corporations

Greenwash – The Reality Behind Corporate Environmentalism

Greenwash - The Reality Behind Corporate Environmentalism

In recent years, transnational corporations (TNCs) have been greenwashing their dismal environmental performance by posing as friends of the environment.

This new book provides an overview of TNCs in the global economy and of their impacts on the global environment. It gives a general introduction to greenwashing and Provides profiles of the environmental claims of 20 global corporations involved in the chemical, energy, logging, and fishing industries.

TNCs profiled in this book include DuPont, Royal Dutch/Shell, Mitsubishi, Ciba, Asea Brown Boveri, Westinghouse, Norsk Hydro, and Solvay.


Creating A Sustainable World: Past Experience/ Future Struggle

Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experience/ Future Struggle

For years now, promoters of development and growth have attempted to paint themselves “green,” claiming that development is sustainable. In a new book, Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences/Future Struggles, co-editor Trent Schroyer, Professor of Sociology-Philosophy at Ramapo College, argues that such efforts are a form of “greenwash,” that gloss over the real environmental consequences of growth and mask the divergence between development and sustainability.


Building Sustainable Communities: Tools and Concepts for Self-Reliant Economic Change

Building Sustainable Communities: Tools and Concepts for Self-Reliant Economic Change

A revised edition of a classic work long out of print, this book is based on the Schumacher Society Seminars on Community Economic Transformation. It presents the underlying ideas and essential institutions for building sustainable communities. The three major sections of the book deal with community land trusts and other forms of community ownership of natural resources; worker-managed enterprises, and other techniques of community self-management; and community currency and banking.


Development Ethics: A Guide to Theory and Practice

Development Ethics: A Guide to Theory and Practice

A pioneering work by one of the pioneers in development ethics, who has long been at the leading edge of development in linking the worlds of thought and action.

This new field of study has emerged from a heightened awareness of social issues and values in development and a recognition of the need for application of something more than “normal ethics” in this important realm of human endeavor.

After setting forth the contours of this new discipline, the author formulates general principles underlying ethical strategies in development and discusses their application in such topics as technology for development, ecology and ethics, culture and tradition, and the ethics of aid. Written for scholars, students, and practitioners of development: national and international policy-makers, program planners, project managers, field workers, and those local “communities of need,” the presumed beneficiaries of development.


The Good Neighbor Handbook: A Community-Based Strategy for Sustainable Industry

The Good Neighbor Handbook: A Community-Based Strategy for Sustainable Industry

This invaluable resource is a product of the Good Neighbor Project, focused on community-based negotiations with corporations on environmental and economic issues, as embodied in Good Neighbor Agreements and Corporate-Community Compacts.

It is a unique tool for communities and individuals seeking strategic insight, historic information and examples on how to engage corporations and businesses abusing their power and role in those communities. .


Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities

Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities

Greening Cities is a treasure trove of practical ideas that embody Green values of social and environmental justice and are actually working on the ground in small, medium, and large cities, as well as some rural communities, all around the world.

It shows how these values can and are being incorporated in local government policy and how they shape voluntary efforts by community groups.


Seeds of Fire: Social Development in an Era of Globalism

Seeds of Fire: Social Development in an Era of Globalism

Wilson and Whitmore, two activists with a history of “walking the talk” of working for social justice, offer a well-researched, provocative wake-up call for everyone concerned with the survival of democracy in the new millenium.

Based on a compelling feminist critique of neoliberal globalization, they offer alternative strategies for international social development from the “ground up” through respectful accompaniment with transnational popular movements.


The uncertain promise : value conflicts in technology transfer

The uncertain promise : value conflicts in technology transfer

A powerful and original book by one of the pioneers in the ethics of development. The author peels away the mystique surrounding modern technology to lay its basic dynamism and its dual nature as simultaneous bearer and destroyer of values.

His concern is that societies – developed as well as less-developed- now allow “high” technology to subvert truly human needs.


Voices of Hope in the Struggle to Save the Planet

Voices of Hope in the Struggle to Save the Planet

At the heart of the current global environmental crisis lie difficult moral choices, which are central to religion. This book explores the connections between faith and ecology, seeking to redefine and strengthen the bond between the two. VOICES OF HOPE portrays the lives of individual women and men who are searching to give life a new or renewed vision of humans’ relationship to the earth, and describes actions to nurture and protect the environment launched by faith-based environmental groups.


A World that Works: Building Blocks for a Just and Sustainable Society

A World that Works: Building Blocks for a Just and Sustainable Society

Animated by the proposition that an economics constrained by respect for the natural world and human dignity is possible, this volume offers a rich menu of alternative ideas and experiences that are moving us toward a more just and sustainable future. It also helped to set the stage for the June 1997 TOES (The Other Economic Summit) in Denver. Many of the ideas and experiences discussed in the book were debated there as alternatives to the official agenda being addressed by the government leaders at the Group of 7 Economic Summit occurring simultaneously.


Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce and Agriculture: Who Will Produce Tomorrow’s Food?

Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce and Agriculture: Who Will Produce Tomorrow's Food?

In a science fiction classic published over 5 decades ago, readers were confronted with an arresting image of “Chicken Little”, a legless, wingless, headless, featherless technological triumph, a giant mass of flesh fed by dozens of pipes from which daily slices are cut to feed a populace otherwise reduced to soyaburgers. Is there Chicken Little in our future? This book raises the very real possibility that there is and urges that this prospect be taken seriously and debated.