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An RMB Manifesto
The Earth Manifesto
Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology
By (author): David Tracey
9781927330890 Hardcover, Paper over boards English General Trade NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Sep 23, 2013
$16.00 CAD
Active 4.75 x 7 x 0.63 in 132 pages RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

We live in critical times. Choices we make daily will affect the future of life itself. Years from now children will study our era on the brink and ask their elders "When the planet was burning, what did you do?"

Problems as big as the world are daunting, but solutions are at hand, within each of us. The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology offers an approach to regain control of our environmental destiny by rediscovering our affinity for nature and then acting to preserve it.

David Tracey's first RMB Manifesto is rooted in common sense and revolves around the author's "Six Laws of Engaged Ecology", which moves us from theory, in concepts such as interdependence and the wilderness found inour minds, to practice with explanations of ground-truthing and the ways in which we can all work toward creating sustainable communities through shared environmental principles.

David Tracey is an environmental designer and author of four previous books, including Guerilla Gardening: A Manualfesto and the novel The Miracle Tree. As a journalist he has covered politics, culture and the environment from countries on five continents for media including the International Herald Tribune, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and many others. He runs the environmental design company EcoUrbanist, which specializes in ecological approaches to urban development, and is executive director of the non-profit group Tree City, which is working to “help people and trees grow together.” David is a frequent public speaker in Canada and abroad on environmental and urban ecology issues. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


* written by an environmental site designer and consultant; author of two other books

* the book offers engaged, ecological solutions for individuals, communities, governments

* deals with issues of urban agriculture, community ecology and urban planning

* part of the RMB Manifesto series of books on social and environmental issues

* Regions: Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Pacific Northwest

* Genres: environmental writing, climate change and urban agriculture

* Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Alternatives Journal

* ARCs (digital)

* promotion to book reviewers, environmental and urban agriculture writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Alternatives Journal, Guardian UK Environment, New York Times Green, Mother Jones, Grist, regional magazines and newspapers and related blogs

* multiple national and international award submissions:  GG, Charles Taylor, Donner, environmental, book design awards, etc

* online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@davidtracey #theearthmanifesto)


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