ABSTRACT

This is a tale of our times. marking the 25th anniversary of Friends of the Earth, Promising the Earth locates the inside story of pioneering campaigns within a broader canvas. No single organization's record can expect to paraphrase the development of environmental consciousness and the growth of grassroots environmental movement, but experiences bear intimate witness to a story that is still unfolding.
Enlivened by arresting illustrations and glimpses of colourful personalities that the issues of the day have brought to the fore, Promising the Earth takes stock of changing realities in, and attitudes to, environmental care over the past quarter-century. This eventful chronical acts as a platform from which to survey the future that lies beyond the threshold of the 21st century.

chapter 1|10 pages

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

chapter 2|7 pages

IMAGINING JUSTICE

chapter 3|10 pages

DESTROYERS OF THE TEMPLE

chapter 4|11 pages

CREATURE CONTEXT

chapter 5|12 pages

POETIC JUSTICE

chapter 6|10 pages

FROM THE HEART

chapter 7|15 pages

MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN DEATH

chapter 8|14 pages

WALLS HAVE MOUTHS

chapter 9|11 pages

THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE

chapter 10|16 pages

LIE OF THE LAND

chapter 11|12 pages

SEEING THE WOOD

chapter 12|15 pages

CATCHING THE WAVE

chapter 13|15 pages

BOOMTIME

chapter 14|12 pages

TWIN PEAKS

chapter 15|11 pages

THE ROAD FROM RIO

chapter 16|12 pages

FRIENDS AND RELATIONS

chapter 17|11 pages

PROMISING THE EARTH