In our backyard: the social promise of environmentalism
This pamphlet explored the ways in which environmental projects can help provide a new focus and direction to many of the wider problems of the ‘social agenda’, as currently understood by the major political parties. Concerns of environmentalists have often been seen as separate from, and even indifferent towards, issues of poverty, crime, anti-social forms of behaviour and other aspects of social exclusion. Yet a closer look at people’s widely expressed concerns about the quality and management of local environments often reveals a clear overlap between social and environmental factors.
These issues are principally addressed at the neighbourhood level, though the pamphlet argues that at all levels, issues of environmental improvement and social justice are invariably interwoven.
- Publication Date:
- 1 September, 2000
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