He has published a number of works on environmental justice issues in communities of color in the U. From Asia, North America, Europe, and Latin America, the authors are renowned for their contributions to the science and the politics of environmental and social justice, and bring these perspectives to the high-tech sector throughout the book. Smith speaks on toxics and health and on the roles and methods of grass roots activism in promoting sustainable practices within the high tech and electronics industries throughout the world. The editors take a peek behind the hitech glamour of the semiconductor industry. London and New York: Routledge. I strongly recommend this film for environmental science students as well as other students at the high school and college level. The book contains over 25 articles but contains no weak material.
Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change. He is an editor and co-author of. I will use this film in my courses for years to come. The cost of failing to prevent harm Hawes believes a complex regulation system and varying standards for different chemicals, and combinations of chemicals, makes dealing with cases after the damage has been done more difficult. We do have some standards, but they are chemical by chemical. The writers seem to have expressed a high degree of collegiality by voluntarily subjecting their work to extensive peer review, criticism and revision. This book explained a lot of things that I should have been told about during my college and degree courses.
Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he teaches courses on social change movements, environmental justice, human-animal conflicts, sustainability, and social inequality. His books include: What is Critical Environmental Justice? In four appendices, the book also deals with the principles of environmental justice, the computer take-back campaign, sample , and the electronics recycler's pledge of true stewardship. As the founder and Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition since 1982, Ted Smith has been a pathbreaker in working for toxics reduction and pollution prevention in the global electronics industry. This eye-opening documentary reveals the strain the digital revolution has put on the environment and on the laborers who build our devices. We learn that multinational corporations tend to avoid social responsibility by exploiting workers in poor nations with either lax or non-enforced labor and environmental laws such as China, India, Thailand and more recently, countries in Eastern Europe.
She didn't know she was exposed to lead. A clandestinely shot, deep-access account of how the clothes we buy are actually made. For better or worse, cars created freeways, shopping malls, McDonald's, drive-in banking -- even the Beach Boys! This film explains the sources of the environmental threats in the industry, demonstrates how local struggles are linked to global scale phenomena, and chronicles how community leaders around the world are taking positive steps to address these challenges. From Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Glen in Scotland, from Silicon Island in Taiwan to Silicon Paddy in China, the social, economic, and ecological effects of the international electronics industry are widespread. We don't have fair standards for workers in the first place. Martin Bemmann, Birgit Metzger, and Roderich von Detten. Sue Williams' documentary powerfully introduces some of these 'hidden' impacts, and is a useful tool for educators, sustainability advocates, consumers, and other stakeholders to begin exploring and discussing impacts throughout the life cycles of electronic products.
Here they not only document the unsustainable and often devastating practices of the global electronics industry but also chronicle creative ways in which activists, government agencies, and others have attempted to reform the industry—through resistance, persuasion, and regulation. But the book shows that working conditions can be hazardous at times. Digital natives need to watch this. This grim reality is in stark contrast to the manipulated media images that are projected to consumers by the relatively small number of major corporations who control the supply chains that tie these far-flung operations together. Nine articles written by local activists and scholars drill in-depth into environmental and labor issues at the local level.
Hye-Kyung Jung, Chul-Kyu Kim, Hong-Ju Kim, Min-Soo Park, and In-Ju Song. Apple has decided with the iPod and the iPhone that they don't like that model. The film needs to be viewed by all consumers. After Henry Ford began mass production, it took only a flash in time for these four-wheeled chunks of technology to wholly transform our landscape, environment, economy, culture, psychology, and. I had worked with electrical, electronic, and computer systems since I was sixteen. Through powerful narrative and images, the film presents this challenge to students and community members.
Sue Williams' documentary powerfully introduces some of these 'hidden' impacts, and is a useful tool for educators, sustainability advocates, consumers, and other stakeholders to begin exploring and discussing impacts throughout the life cycles of electronic products. All photographs are protected by copyright. As this eye-opening book reveals, the people who suffer the consequences are largely poor, female, immigrant, and minority. The chemicals not only seep into the soil where they were disposed, but become intrinsically linked to the global food chain, as animals consume food, inhale air and drink water that has come into contact with toxic materials. Challenging the Chip is the first comprehensive examination of the impacts of electronics manufacturing on workers and local environments across the planet.
But when e-waste is incorrectly disposed of, poisonous hydrocarbons are released into the air and heavy metals leak into the soil. Water Crises and Governance: Reinventing Collaborative Institutions in an Era of Uncertainty. This is a tale of the dark side of global capitalism, but it also invites us to think critically about the morality of the choices we make as consumers. Oftentimes, the most vulnerable workers are subjected to subsistence wage relations without union representation and exposure to occupational health hazards without protection or compensation when illness ensues. This global problem has many aspects, including issues such as: supply chain production systems concerns, health and environmental costs, waste management concerns, short replacement business model.
The second section is 'Environmental Justice and Labor Rights'. Through powerful narrative and images, the film presents this challenge to students and community members. What could be better than that? For permission to use, and high resolution press stills, please contact Bullfrog Films. In three parts, the book looks at global electronics, and , and and. His books include: Keywords for Environmental Studies editor, with Joni Adamson and William Gleason, New York University Press, forthcoming ; Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement University of Minnesota Press ; The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. Receive occasional notice of our new releases and special offers.
Amanda Hawes, occupational health lawyer 'Time's up' for the tech industry On March 13, the White House released its first preliminary budget under Trump. The solvents had seeped through porous soil and into the well. To explore Ted Smith as a possible speaker, contact him by email. Instead, it suggests, all citizens and stakeholders must play a role in shaping the industry, its workers, and the environment wherever communities get affected. I have studied the problem of environmental hazards in the global electronics industry for 20 years and this is the best documentary I have seen on the subject matter. Especially since fabs and assembly lines tended to favour hiring females. Groundbreaking investigation of fast fashion reveals that while the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.