Reframing Environmentalism: David Orr’s “The Last Refuge”

The folks over at Bush Greenwatch offer their review of David Orr’s new book *The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics,
and the Environment in an Age of Terror*. It seems that Orr is thinking big — according to BGW, he “attempts to reframe the environment in a post-9/11 landscape.” Sounds like a must read to me.

>Environmentalists and other progressives, many forced into a reactive, ’emergency’ mode by the Bush administration, may find Orr’s ideas useful for putting their work into a larger, more hopeful context.

>Orr offers inspiration for thinking the big thoughts that sustain political and social change. While some of these are certain to provoke controversy, they enrich the public conversation about where to take the movement.

Watch for “Rethinking Green Philanthropy,” an original article co-written by Orr and Pete Lavigne, coming in early September to [ONEList](http://blogs.onenw.org/onelist).