Daily Archives: April 21, 2010

Earth and Society 2010–featuring Green Jobs!

April 19-23 is Earth Week at Highline Community College. Come and check out our featured resources on how the environment affects people and vice versa. Here you will find not only books [both paper and electronic] and videos but also online resources that can help you make this world a more livable place for everyone. This year’s focus is on “Green Jobs”—how you can make your living by restoring the environment.

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Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder / Richard Louv.

The Gaia atlas of first peoples : a future for the indigenous world / Julian Burger with campaigning groups and native peoples worldwide ; foreword by Maurice F. Strong.

The new atlas of planet management / general editors, Norman Myers & Jennifer Kent ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson.

A river lost : the life and death of the Columbia / Blaine Harden.

Global spin : the corporate assault on environmentalism / Sharon Beder.

It’s a matter of survival / Anita Gordon, David Suzuki.

Earth in the balance : ecology and the human spirit / Al Gore.

Our common future / World Commission on Environment and Development.

Green careers : choosing work for a sustainable future / Jim Cassio & Alice Rush

Environmental overkill : whatever happened to common sense? / Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo.

Climate affairs : a primer / Michael H. Glantz.

Opportunities in environmental careers / Odom Fanning

Careers in the environment / Mike Fasulo and Paul Walker

Careers for nature lovers & other outdoor types / Louise Miller

The complete idiot’s guide to green careers / by Barbara Parks and Jodi Helmer



Is God green? [videorecording] / a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET ; producer, director, Tom Casciato ; writers, Bill Moyers, Tom Casciato.

Human footprint [videorecording] / produced by Touch Productions Ltd. for National Geographic Channel ; written, produced, and directed by Clive Maltby

Network Earth [videorecording] : Personal effects / CNN News Network ; Turner Multimedia ; produced by Phil Frank.

Race to save the planet. Now or never [videorecording] / produced by the WGBH Science Unit in association with Chedd-Angier … [et al.] ; written, produced and directed by Linda Harrar.

Future conditional [videorecording] / NIEHS, NSF ; producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director-writer, Hal Weiner ; a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina ETV.

Journey to planet Earth. Season one [videorecording] / produced by Marilyn Weiner ; director/writer, Hal Weiner ; a production of Screenscope Inc. in association with South Carolina Educational Television.

On the brink [videorecording] / a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina Educational Television ; producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director/writer, Hal Weiner.

The State of the planet [videorecording] / Producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director-writer, Hal Weiner ; a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina ETV.

An inconvenient truth [videorecording] / [presented by] Paramount Classics and Participant Productions .

Poisoned waters [videorecording] / A Frontline co-production with Hedrick Smith Productions ;

The human ecosystem: Are you ever really alone? [videorecording] / Joy Strohmaier.

Food, agriculture, and natural resources [videorecording] / produced and directed by Scott Alboum ; script provided by Pamela Egan. [from the series Top Careers in Two Years]


Online Books

Agency, democracy, and nature [electronic resource] : the U.S. environmental movement from a critical theory perspective / Robert J. Brulle.

Beyond mothering earth [electronic resource] : ecological citizenship and the politics of care / Sherilyn MacGregor.

Building for life [electronic resource] : designing and understanding the human-nature connection / Stephen R. Kellert

Controversies in environmental sociology [electronic resource] / edited by Rob White.

Dam! [electronic resource] : water, power, politics, and preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park / John Warfield Simpson.

Environment and human well-being [electronic resource] : a practical strategy / Lead authors: Don Melnick (Coordinator) … [et al.].

Environmental movements in minority and majority worlds [electronic resource] : a global perspective / Timothy Doyle.

A fierce green fire [electronic resource] : the American environmental movement / Philip Shabecoff.

From the ground up [electronic resource] : environmental racism and the rise of the environmental justice movement / Luke W. Cole and Sheila R. Foster.

The global commons [electronic resource] : an introduction / Susan J. Buck

Greenjobs [electronic resource] : a guide to eco-friendly employment / by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn, James P. Hendrix and K.C. Golden.

Just sustainabilities [electronic resource] : development in an unequal world / edited by Julian Agyeman, Robert D. Bullard, and Bob Evans.

Nature’s experts [electronic resource] : science, politics, and the environment / Stephen Bocking.

Reducing poverty and sustaining the environment [electronic resource] : the politics of local engagement / edited by Stephen Bass … [et al.].

The Silicon Valley of dreams [electronic resource] : environmental injustice, immigrant workers, and the high-tech global economy / David Naguib Pellow and Lisa Sun-Hee Park.

Sustainable capitalism [electronic resource] : a matter of common sense / John E. Ikerd.



Appropedia. A Wikipedia-style presentation of information on sustainability and related issues. “Appropedia is the site for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development. Appropedia helps us sustain our world.”

Ecofeminism, the Environment, and Social Movements A dated but still relevant paper on ecofeminism.

Environmental Career Center “North America’s most experienced recruiting and resource firm for the environmental, building, and energy.”

Environmental Career Jobs One of many job boards listing positions open; will give you an idea of “what’s out there”.

Environmental Careers Fact Sheet From the Air & Waste Management Association, this describes a variety of careers, especially in private industry.

Environmental Careers Organization Probably the best site for students; includes many internships as well as entry level positions.

Environmental Justice The Environmental Protection Agency’s page for environmental justice, “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”

Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism A set of links for more information on environmental justice (as defined above) and its flip-side, environmental racism.

Environmental Movement. An excellent outline history by David Walls, a professor at Sonoma State University.

Green Dream Jobs A job board for green businesses, will give you a good idea of the jobs available in private industry.

Movement as Network An analysis from ONE Northwest, a major player in the environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest, analyzing how environmentalists could collaborate more effectively.

To Remake the World. An article published in Orion, one of the leading popular journals of environmental opinions and ideas.


Online Media


A river lost : the life and death of the Columbia

By Blaine Harden

“A hard-hitting report on the policies that have governed this most engineered of all American rivers. … Harden easily elicits candid opinions from the bargemen, farmers, and nuclear engineers who owe their prosperity to the federal government for erecting dams and supplying cheap, subsidized irrigation water and electricity. The ’managed oasis life’ came at great cost to the wild salmon of the river and to the Native Americans who based their culture on the Chinook and other species that were all but eradicated by the behemoth dams along the Columbia-Snake river system.” [Kirkus]

Global spin : the corporate assault on environmentalism

By Sharon Beder

Global Spin, which was already published in England last fall, is a well-documented survey of how corporations attempt to influence public opinion and garner political support when it comes to environmental issues. Beder reports on massive advertising and public relations campaigns designed to fight environmental regulations and portray supporters of restrictions as extremists. She shows how conservative think tanks and some so-called grassroots organizations with innocuous-sounding names, such as Coalition for Vehicle Choice or Mothers Opposing Pollution, are funded by companies and industry trade associations, and she uncovers corporate attempts to influence the media with threats to withdraw advertising.” [Booklist]

A fierce green fire : the American environmental movement

By Philip Shabecoff

“In A Fierce Green Fire, renowned environmental journalist Philip Shabecoff presents the definitive history of American environmentalism from the earliest days of the republic to the present. He offers a sweeping overview of the contemporary environmental movement and the political, economic, social and ethical forces that have shaped it. More importantly, he considers what today’s environmental movement needs to do if it is to fight off the powerful forces that oppose it and succeed in its mission of protecting the American people, their habitat, and their future.” [Amazon.com]

Careers in the environment By Mike Fasulo and Paul Walker

From the ocean floor to the highest summit, from the Grand Canyon to the smallest molecule, the environment offers countless career possibilities. Here, you’ll learn more about familiar careers and find out about many professional options you never knew existed.[Publisher]

The Silicon Valley of dreams : environmental injustice, immigrant workers, and the high-tech global economy by David Naguib Pellow and Lisa Sun-Hee Park.

A hard look at the high-tech region of Silicon Valley to examine environmental racism within the context of immigrant patterns, labor markets, and the historical patterns of colonialism. The electronic industry’s toxic environments produce chemical pollution that disrupts the ecosystems of surrounding communities inhabited by people of color and immigrants.


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