Acts of Balance

The struggle to save the Earth has become less environmental and more economic as globalization increases corporate power. The alternative is the growing movement for smaller, ecologically-based economies. By examining several cases in the US and Canada, Acts of Balance provides evidence that future economic opportunities exist when local residents steward their resource base not when non-locals have the power to plunder it. Citing the US’ northwest economy which grew after logging was reduced to protect the spotted owl, the book demonstrates why a concerted effort by government, industry, and activists is needed to redirect development.