Voluntary Initiatives 24.2

Published: April 1998

Editorial: Upside Down Logic - Robert Gibson

The Day the NGOs Walked Out - Debora L. Vannijnatten
The ARET project shows how voluntary pollution prevention may fail unless government ensures effective public involvement.
Inset: Accuracy is Optional in Reporting
Inset: Voluntary Successes by Gary Gallon

Voluntary Corporate Initiatives for Environmental improvement
An Alternatives pocket guide

Who Killed CIPSI? - Elfreda Chang, Doug Macdonald and Joanne Wolfson
Was it really six business associations using the blunt instrument of a three-paragraph letter?

Sour Gas, Bitter Relations - Ginger Gibson, Eric Higgs And Steve Hrudey
Poor communication between Unocal and the Lubicon Cree about sour gas risks fostered distrust rather than collaboration.

Dofasco Deal Cuts Pollution and Controls - Lynda Lukasik
The Hamilton steel company's voluntary agreement with environment authorities may reduce toxic discharges, but also set an undesirable precedent.

The 32-hour Cure - John Willis
Shortening the work week would create more jobs and foster sustainability.

More Damnation in Quebec - Neal Burnham
Hydro-Québec plans to divert eight more rivers to generate additional electricity for the US.

Fishing for Control - Estelle Taylor
Former enemies join forces as BC coastal communities seek to manage their own fisheries.

Ernst von Weizsacker, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins, Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use 
Mark Roseland, ed., Eco-City Dimensions: Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet 
Richard Welford and Richard Starkey, eds., The Earthscan Reader in Business and the Environment 
Brian Tokar, Earth for Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greenwash

Harms' Way: Endangered Eco-Freaks - Dave Harms

Alternatives Journal 24.2