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Bronx Ecology: Blueprint for a New Environmentalism

By: Allen Hershkowitz

281 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs

Island Press

Hardback | Oct 2002 | #133312 | ISBN: 1559638648
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Created in collaboration with colleagues at NRDC, the private sector, government, unions, and community groups, and with a building designed by renowned architect and designer Maya Lin, the Bronx Community Paper Company (BCPC) was intended to put the ideas of industrial ecology to work in a project that not only avoided exacerbating environmental problems but actually remediated them. Hershkowitz tells the story of the BCPC from its earliest inception to its final demise nearly ten years later. He describes the technical, economic, and competitive barriers that arose throughout the project as well as the decisive political and legal blows that doomed their efforts to secure financing, ultimately killing the project.

The Bronx Community Paper Company teaches us that we have the power, if we muster the will, creativity, and cooperation, to recover lost pieces of America's environment, return them to good health, protect other lands and resources from being destroyed, and even create environmentally friendly jobs in the process. - President Bill Clinton

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Allen Hershkowitz is senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City.

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