Environmental Sourcebook

Year Published:  1984  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2929

Abstract:  The Environmental Soucebook is a project of the Ontario Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Network (ENGO). The Ontario ENGO Network is another tool for environmental protection. The Network tries to bring together ENGO's and grassroots citizen's groups, in order to find common strategies of action.

Environmental groups are characteristically overworked and under-financed. Networking with other groups on widely divergent issues is often ranked low on a scale of priorities for social justice groups. Yet increasingly, people see that forceful, unified action is necessary in order to achieve results, and give every one's concerns political clout.

The wide range of issues in the Environmental Sourcebook, and the diversity of groups in the Ontario ENGO Network serve to emphasize the need to connect different issues, and to find ways in which different groups may work together. The Environmental Sourcebook was designed particularly as a resource reference for teachers. It gives information on materials that can be used in the classroom, as well as contacts for speakers. The Environmental Sourcebook lists resources for self-education, and encourages readers to become actively involved in issues. Included are lists of printed materials, audio visual materials, and speakers relevant to such issues as acid rain, conservation, energy and toxic substances.