April 22

21st Century Living

Monday’s Big Idea

Anthropocene

Has the impact of human behavior on the Earth's atmosphere created a new geological epoch? If so, we must shift gears radically, and that is what today's "Eco Warriors" -- people like Richard Branson, Michael Bloomerg, Stella McCartney and others -- are doing, forging innovative partnerships between science, business and activism to manage mankind's impact on the environment. 

In today's lesson we trace the modern environmental movement from its origins in Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring to photographer Roger Moenk's project to rebrand the movement, I Am Eco Warrior

Along the way we also trace significant milestones that occurred since the first Earth Day was observed in 1970. We also consider the responsibility that corporations have in combating climate change. 

If we are to make significant changes in our relationship to the environment, Moenks argues we need new role models, and we need to support these "Eco Warriors" so they can "get to work and keep on raising the awareness and push corporations, governments, society at large to make better decisions."

  1. 1 Stylizing the Environmental Movem...
  2. 2 5 Milestones of the Environmental...
  3. 3 Some Like It Hot: CorporateThink ...
  4. 4 Silent Spring: The Book That Laun...
   
  1. Stylizing the Environmental Movement: I Am Eco Warrior

    Stylizing the Environmental Movement: I Am Eco Warrior

    "How can I stylize a movement -- the environmental movement -- and make it interesting?"

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  2. 5 Milestones of the Environmental Movement

    5 Milestones of the Environmental Movement

    Key moments and achievements from the modern environmental movement. 

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  3. Some Like It Hot: CorporateThink and Climate Change

    Some Like It Hot: CorporateThink and Climate Change

    The impending catastrophe has been fueled by a skewed, institutionally enclosed rationality that is widespread within the business community; the basic principle is that short-term power and wealth are more important than human survival.

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  4. Silent Spring: The Book That Launched The Modern Environmental Movement

    Silent Spring: The Book That Launched The Modern Environmental Movement

    What has already silenced the voices of spring in countless towns in America?

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