Environmental Activism on the Ground

Small Green and Indigenous Organizing

by Jonathan ClappertonLiza Piper

Individual people working within their communities have the power to create incredible change. This collection offers the history of environmental activism from the ground up along with lessons and direction for activists today.

Environmental Activism on the Ground draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship to examine small scale, local environmental activism, paying particular attention to Indigenous experiences. It illuminates the questions that are central to the ongoing evolution of the environmental movement while reappraising the history and character of late twentieth and early twenty-first environmentalism in Canada, the United States, and beyond.

First Nations raising a traditional welcome figure at the legislature during the Meares Island protest in October 1984. Victoria Times Colonist file photo.


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