Environmental justice is the subtext of this collection of anxieties around the need for a sustainable future on Planet Earth. Thinkers and scholars from a diversity of backgrounds reflect on what it means and how cultures must change to greet this future. From Romania to Mexico, Bosnia to Canada, Sweden to California authors analyze and recount community experiences and expectations leading to justice for land, sea, air and wildlife. The kind of ethical weltanschauung for a society in which this kind of justice is achievable is suggested. The collection points to the myriad of single instance decisions that we must all make in living our daily lives whether in our homes, workplaces or leisure time. From good policies to sound management, governments, corporations and community-based organizations will find prudent praxis from cover to cover.
Foreword Dennis Pavlich: Introduction List of Abbreviations Values and Signification: Foundations for Environmental Justice Mark H. Dixon: Environmental Virtue Ethics: Core Concepts and Values Eurig Scandrett: Knowledge and Valuation in Environmental Justice Struggles Rasmus Karlsson: Advanced Technology Paths to Intergenerational Justice Heuristic Strategies on Political, Economic and Social Issues Joanna Burch Brown: Compensation and Climate Change: Three Exploratory Games Lucie Middlemiss: Community Action for Individual Sustainability: Linking Sustainable Consumption, Citizenship and Justice Mary Stroud: Eco-Composition Pedagogy: The Environmental Imperative for L'ecriture Feminine F. Medardo Tapia Uribe: Building Democratic Citizenship on Environmental Local Problems in Mexico Environmental Justice and Law Sofia de Abreu Ferreira: Fundamental Environmental Rights in EU Law: An Analysis of the Right of Access to Environmental Information Erika Techera: Customary Law and Community Based Conservation of Marine Areas in Fiji Precarious Technologies? Rafaela Hillerbrand: Unintended Consequences and Risky Technologies: A Virtue-Ethical Approach to the Moral Problems Caused by Genetic Engineering Nicoleta Dospinescu: The Marketing of GM Products: Between Economic Growth and Ecology Embedding Environmental Justice in Local, Social Frameworks Vanesa Castan Broto and Claudia Carter: Environmental Justice within Local Discourses about Coal-Ash Pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina Elaine Anderson: Adaptations to Environmental Sustainability: The Story of the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust Dennis Pavlich and Spencer Rose: University Autonomy and Sustainability: A Case Study of the University of British Columbia Index Notes on Contributors