I am a member of my local Sierra Club chapter and am quite proud of that fact…till I read this lengthy but biased article written by a very good writer.
Here’s the article..read it, you might enjoy it if you are cynical, capitalistic or both..
For those who would rather take my word for it than read it; first thanks! He’s basically trashing all environmental organizations that have any kind of corporate partnerships saying that profits and non-profits shouldn’t work together. One is in the business of making money and the other in saving the planet and the twain shall not meet. So what do you think? I don’t think that’s necessarily true. The last green book I read ‘Green to Gold’ was all about working together and coming up with better solutions and sharing knowledge in your domain of expertise.
But, I must say I am not sure anymore; after all I haven’t worked for WWF or The Nature Conservancy etc, so I can’t tell for sure. On second thoughts, I do belong to the Sierra Club conservancy committee and I get atleast 20 emails a day from them..each one is well researched and brings to notice something good happening in the state, something shocking that needs our attention and each volunteer has something amazing to contribute..I think good things do happen at the individual levels; so maybe it’s best to work from that vantage point? This reminds me of one of my favorite movie quotes from God Father: “All my life I kept trying to go up in society. Where everything higher up was legal. But the higher I go, the crookeder it becomes..”