Leaders in Environmental Activism

Leaders in Environmental Activism

In this class, we will learn enough environmental science to allow us to  discuss environmental problems intelligently.  We will learn enough about leadership as a scholarly discipline to allow us to look for styles of leadership in environmental groups. We will focus especially on the role of the individual in making environmental decisions. We will examine environmental activist groups to see if their agenda and leadership are effective given that  group's environmental focus and goals. Finally, we will look at the roles of science and technology in creating and solving environmental problems.  There is more on the philosophy of this class in the syllabus.


1. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey            

2.  Zodiac  by Neal Stephenson

 3. Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPhee

 4. Confessions of an Eco-warrior by Dave Foreman

  5. The Burning Season by Andrew Revkin



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