Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier
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In Out of the Wasteland, founding Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council Paul Relis takes us on a journey of the environmental frontier, from the heady days of the birth of environmentalism in Santa Barbara, into the intricate, obfuscated but all important world of government and policy, to important new environmental technologies that can, indeed, free us from this age of oil.
John M said Wonderful account of California's environmental movement. This is a wonderful account of the environmental movement in California from the unique perspective of Paul Relis who was there at the beginning in Santa Barbara. It is very well written and a quick read with many carefully crafted stories about the people and specific events that helped to shape the environmental policies and outcomes here in California, especially the recycling industry. Anyone who has been involved in the recycling business here will know the names and places that Paul describes so well in the book. I especially identif. "Relevant and Highly Readable!" according to Hugh Prichard. This book is a treasure. Earth day and the environmental movement began in Santa Barbara and Paul Relis was at the center. With Paul assparkplug, Santa Barbara blazed a trail for recycling, alternative energy, composting, organic gardening and so many things thatare commonplace today. The book is both practical and inspirational, and a great story of a great movement told from the inside.. "Wonderful Tales About the Evolution of the Modern Environmental Movement" according to John Richardson. This is a wonderful book. Paul Relis is among a number of relatively unsung pioneers of the modern environmental movement. His own career is a microcosm of the larger evolution, from idealistic young activists in the 1970s who were planting community gardens and establishing recycling centers to our current moment, when ideas that were once deemed marginal and unrealistic have become increasingly mainstream and seen by increasing numbers as vital to our futures. His own odyssey, from the founder of Santa Barbara's Community Environmental C