Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/10/09/Battling_for_the_Environment_Stories_from_the_Frontlines Activist Jerry Mander describes America's current economic model as "unsustainable," and argues that a full return to pre-crisis levels of economic prosperity may not be possible "in our lifetimes." ----- The fight for the environment does not stop at the edge of Antarctica's icebergs. The front lines stretch from the WTO and South Korean farms to our shopping bags and gas tanks. With so many simultaneous environmental combat zones, many questions arise. Who is fighting this war? And who is going to win? We have compiled a panel of leading authors, each with a unique perspective on environmental battles. They use stories to explain what is happening to the environment around the globe, and look at how we are being directly affected at home and how each of us can play a part - The Commonwealth Club of California Jerry Mander is an American activist best known for his book "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television" (1977), and for his contribution to a book on an unrelated topic, "The Great International Paper Airplane Book" (1971).Mander worked in advertising for 15 years, including five as partner and president of Freeman, Mander & Gossage in San Francisco. In 1971 he founded the first non-profit advertising agency in the United States, Public Interest Communications, which worked on campaigns to prevent dams in the Grand Canyon, found Redwood National Park, and stop the American project to build a supersonic transport. He is currently the director of the International Forum on Globalization and the program director for Megatechnology and Globalization at the Foundation for Deep Ecology.
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