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Hijacking Sustainability

Hijacking Sustainability

Hijacking Sustainability


Parr, Adrian. Hijacking Sustainability

MIT Press

Pap. 2012

Book ID: 91442

Looks closely at five examples of the hijacking of sustainability: corporate image-greening by such companies as British Petroleum (BP) and Wal-Mart; Hollywood activism by Leonardo DiCaprio and other movie industry figures; the autonomy of communal ecovillages vs. the military-like security of gated communities; the greening of the White House (and its de-greening: Ronald Reagan famously removed solar panels installed by Jimmy Carter); and the incongruous efforts to achieve a "sustainable" army. Parr then examines key challenges to sustainabilityÑ waste disposal, disaster relief and environmental refugees, slum development, and poverty. Paperback editon.