Brian Tokar

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Brian Tokar is an activist, author, and a long-time faculty and board member of the ISE. For fifteen years he has also served as a lecturer in Environmental Studies and an officer of the faculty union at the University of Vermont. Brian is the author of The Green Alternative (1987, Revised 1992), Earth for Sale (1997), and Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change (2010, Revised 2014), and he has also edited three volumes on biotechnology and food issues.  His latest book is Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions (Routledge, 2020), an international collection on grassroots climate responses, coedited with Tamra Gilbertson. 

Brian has contributed to several recent international collections, including TheRoutledgeHandbook on the Climate Change Movement (2014) and Handbook of Climate Justice (2019), Climate Justice and the Economy (2018), Social Ecology and Social Change (2015), Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to Our Ecological and Social Crises (2019), and Pluriverse: The Post-Development Reader (2019). His has taught classes at the ISE on social ecology and social movements since the late 1990s, and his upcoming classes include Food and Climate: From Justice to Liberation [tentative new working title] and Legacies of Ecological Radicalism. An earlier version of Food and Climate Justice (co-taught with Grace Gershuny) is available in the “flex” format, featuring recordings of past class sessions.