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Valuing Green: The Content of the Information

Graham Bullock

in Green Grades: Can Information Save the Earth?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036429
eISBN:
9780262340984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 2 introduces and explores questions about the content of information-based strategies with a motivating example focused on food choices. What values are embedded in programs that evaluate ... More


Liberal Fragments

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the dominant moral frames embraced in the United States and similar cultures, frames that recognize moral value in humans alone among species (human exceptionalism), that ... More


Naming the Tragedy

Eric T. Freyfogle

in A Good That Transcends: How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226326085
eISBN:
9780226326252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326252.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Garrett Hardin’s classic work on the tragedy of the commons can stand as a kind of Rorschach test, given the widely varied ways people interpret it based on the values and presumptions they bring to ... More


Regulating Hazardous Chemicals

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

During the 1970s, the U.S. federal government enacted a series of laws designed to control human health and environmental risks of pesticides, drugs, food additives, cosmetics, industrial chemicals ... More


Driving the Chemical Market

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

There are many forces promoting the shift towards safer chemicals in the chemical market. Consumer awareness and education is increasing due to product certifications and labels, product declarations ... More


Sustainable Citizenship: The Role of Citizens and Consumers as Agents of the Environmental State

Michele Micheletti, Dietlind Stolle, and Daniel Berlin

in State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the role of citizens and consumers as agents of the environmental state. It first considers the importance of citizen awareness before turning to a discussion of the concept of ... More


Are We Better Off? Movement Achievements and the Threat from Big Organic

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Conventional agribusiness and food companies entered the organic market following the passage of the OFPA and the implementation of the NOP, dramatically transforming the organic sector. This chapter ... More


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