Through the American Ecolo, Hélène Crié-Wiesner, a former French journalist based in the United States since the year 2000, paints the portray of a new America, she emphasizes in the notions of sustainable and environmental development.
The new American era
Marked by three events, the World Trade Center’s September 11th attacks in 2011, the Katrina hurricane on august 2005, and the victory of Barack Obama on November 2008´s elections, the country seems to be entering a new era. Following Katrina and Al Gore’s films in 2006, An inconvenient truth, the global warming issue has come to stay within the nation. Inspite of this, Americans are still practicing their awful habits, but on the bright side, they now have a bit greener conscience.
Book “American Ecolo – Les Américains et l’environnement: chroniques du meilleur et du pire”, of Hélène Crié-Wiesner. Editions Delachaux et Niestlé. 16€.
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