Hugging the Trees: The Story of the Chipko Movement
, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1989.
But if authorities don't withdraw the decision to chop the trees, campaigners plan to chain themselves to the trees--something like Chipko Movement
when villagers, mostly women, hugged trees to protect them from being felled by forest contractors.
This is particularly true for the Love Canal campaign, Chipko movement
and Green belt movement.
Shouldn't I teach about Africville or Kanesatake, or the Chipko Movement
in India, or the work of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre or the Bus Riders Union or the Afri-Can Foodbasket?
In a speech that lasted just under an hour, Shiva touched on a range of subjects including her involvement in the Chipko movement
to stop logging in the Himalayas and her attempts to prevent the United States from exerting its influence on Indian farmers.
She participated in the 1970s in the Chipko movement
, of women hugging the trees to prevent their felling.
India's Chipko movement
and the Narmada Bachao Andolan, for example, provide inspiring examples of people mobilising around ecological issues.
The Chipko Movement
has not only protected trees in the local forest, but has spread to other parts of the country and forced a review of the country's forest policy (resulting in tree-cutting restrictions in the Himalayan region).
The first paragraph refers to such struggles across the globe, from rubber tappers in the Amazon, villagers of the Chipko movement
in Northern India, and Ogoni dissidents in Nigeria to Navajo sheepherders, residents protesting hazardous sites in South Central Los Angeles and Memphis, and several American Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest (3).
The Chipko Movement
grew out of opposition to the giveaway.
Shiva abandoned theoretical physics after she became involved with the Chipko movement
(named from a word meaning "embrace"), village women of Himalayan India who organized in the 1970s to protect their forests.
1973 Women living in Himalayan villages in Northern India begin the Chipko movement
to protect trees from clearing by commercial logging, which has begun to cause severe deforestation, soil erosion, and flooding in the region.
Some of the entries are Burakumin Liberation Theology, Chipko Movement
, Dalit Theology, Han/Han-pun, Mestzaje Consciousness, Minjung Theology, Mujerista Theology, and Pachamama.
Similarly, she traces the evolution of a number of grassroots movements like the Chipko Movement
and the crisis at Love Canal in New York State.
Mayur made a passionate plea for simpler living and gave examples of people taking responsibility at the local level, such as the North Indian women of the Chipko movement
who protect their forests against loggers by literally hugging the trees.