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In 2006, journalist Christine MacDonald began a dream job at
one of the world's largest environmental organizations.
She was in for a shock.
In Green, Inc. she lays bare the truth about the well-heeled lifestyles of the world's top conservationists and their dubious relationships with the corporate world. This scandalous snapshot from inside a good cause gone bad scrutinizes the dealings of:

• Environmental organizations that together have more than 15 million members and operate in over 100 countries—including Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Natural Resources Defense Council, The Conservation Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, and Greenpeace

• Leading conservationists, such as Peter Seligmann, Conservation International's cofounder, chairm an, and CEO—renowned for his jet-setting ways and his finesse at cultivating ties with big corporations; and Adam Werbach, the former Sierra Club president, who defected in 2006 to work as a consultant for Wal-Mart, which he'd once called a "virus, infecting and destroying American culture."

• E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., General Electric, Eastman Kodak, ExxonMobil, Nissan, and Dow Chemical—which donate millions of dollars to top environmental groups in return for their lavish praise despite being named as among America's top ten worst corporate air polluters.



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ISBN-10: 1599214369
ISBN-13: 978-1599214368
Author: Christine Catherine MacDonald
Genre: Environmental
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Date Published: September 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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