After Earth Day celebrates the spirit of Earth Day as exemplifying the sustained commitments of many different people and organizations to a common cultural effort: conservation itself. As the essays show, conservation depends upon the continuing efforts of everyone: people in business, in the university, in science and technology, and citizens in every community who act locally but think globally.
Essays cover conservation politics, environmental science, economics and the corporation, environmental philosophy and religion written by some of North America's leading environmental thinkers: Susan Bratton, Elinor Gadon, Pete A. Y. Gunter, Eugene Hargrove, Dolores LaChapelle, Max Oelschlaeger, Robert Paehlke, George Sessions.
" . . . contains contributions written by ten of North America's leading environmentalists . . . celebrating the spirit of Earth Day one through twenty-one . . . exemplifying the sustained commitments of many different people and organizations to a common cultural effort: conservation itself."—Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
"Despite much environmental action . . . the environment has gotten worse and something must be done to change course. Oelschlaeger has brought together a wide range of topics . . . to set the new course."—Science
"This is a collection of 16 . . . stimulating essays on the politics, science and philosophy of conservation"—Publishers Weekly
"Conservation must become a reality in our daily lives, in the basic institutions and practices of our culture, if we are to find our way to sustainability."—San Marcos Daily Record