A Force for Nature: The Story of The National Resources Defense Council and Its Fight to Save Our Planet
by John H. Adams & Patricia Adams
I would like to preface this review by saying: Force for Nature blew my mind.
This is coming from a girl who's as "green" as the next hybrid-driving, recycling-and-composting, loves-state-parks person—but who never became a full-fledged environmental activist, never wanted to be too "loud" about it, didn't have the right role models.
This militant biography of the legendary NRDC is NOT about bringing your own tote bags to Trader Joe’s or buying organic shampoo.
This is not some namby-pamby consumerist scold.
Force for Nature has all the humor, back-room deals, politics, and action of ANY Hollywood government conspiracy movie. It's about one of the most influential environmental movements that's ever existed, an organization that rocked the terrestrial boat—a true David vs. Goliath feat of ecological salvation.
If you ever wondered how small communities and neighborhoods conquered what seemed to be inevitable water/air/natural resource destruction, this is the true story of the characters that did it. Absolutely heroic and fearless!
Narrated by Kevin Pariseau.