A bold rallying cry for conservative environmental leadership.
Appealing to America’s core conservative readership and defying conventional thinking, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and eminent conservationist Terry L. Maple posit that the values of conservative America are aligned with the principles of conservation and “entrepreneurial environmentalism.” Saving the earth is not—and cannot be—a partisan issue. The authors outline a ten-point Contract with the Earth that promotes ingenuity over rhetoric, maintaining that the expansion of “green business,” new technologies, and environmental economic incentives will be the defining opportunities for the leaders of the next generation.
An inspiring call to action, A Contract with the Earth offers a vision of the future that is both hopeful and achievable.
“Gingrich’s love for wildlife, like that of Theodore Roosevelt and the former conservative senator from New York James L. Buckley (brother of William F.), is personal and deeply rooted…. Strong in outlining the tremendous proliferation of government/business environmental partnerships and the expansion of strategic, collaborative philanthropy on behalf of conservation.”—G. Tracy Mehan III, The Weekly Standard
“A Contract with the Earth is about a new kind of environmentalism, a broad, inclusive approach to thinking about and solving environmental problems. It invokes an entrepreneurial zeal, public-private partnerships, executive leadership, and collaboration between industrial and environmental stakeholders.”—Byron Anderson, Electronic Green Journal
“An inspiration to big business leaders or neophytes to the topic—and to those with a bleeding heart.”—Science & Spirit
“Will surprise those who aren’t aware of Gingrich’s passion for nature. It’s a must-read for anyone concerned about Earth and America’s role in preserving it.”—The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)