We’re giving away a digital edition of Riki Ott’s Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on Scribd. It’s free to read online and free to download. All we ask in return is that you consider helping us raise money to assist in the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster clean-up.
In Not One Drop, author Riki Ott, a rare combination of commercial salmon “fisherm’am” and PhD marine biologist, describes firsthand the impacts of oil companies’ broken promises when the Exxon Valdez spills most of its cargo and despoils thousands of miles of shore. Ott illustrates in stirring fashion the oil industry’s 20-year trail of pollution and deception that predated the tragic 1989 spill and delves deep into the disruption to the fishing community of Cordova over the following 19 years. In vivid detail, she describes the human trauma coupled inextricably with that of the sound’s wildlife and its long road to recovery.
Note from the Author: “Most importantly, my publisher, Chelsea Green, and I are giving these e-books away for free in hopes that you will donate $1, $5, $10 or more to Global Green USA (http://globalgreen.org), an environmental non-profit with a mission of reconnecting humanity to the environment in order to create a more secure & sustainable future. Global Green opened a New Orleans office almost 5 years ago, in response to Hurricane Katrina, and is leading the green rebuilding of the city by creating healthy green schools, homes and communities that save money, improve health and help fight global warming.
“In response to the Gulf oil spill, Global Green is co-chairing the local Green Collaborative—a network of 65 organizations working to build a strong green economy in Louisiana—to assess the greatest needs to help in the clean up, and to support those families devastated by the spill. Funds will go toward delivering healthy food and support for the fishermen and families whose lives depend on a thriving coastal economy.
“If 100,000 people download and give even $1, we’ll be able to raise a significant amount for the relief efforts. At $10/download, that’s a million dollars! Just hit the “Donate Now” button beside Not One Drop on Scribd. Funds will go toward mitigating social trauma from the spill, because I remember how much the Exxon Valdez hurt my town, Cordova.”
From Global Green USA:
Global Green USA, one of the leading green voices in New Orleans, is beginning to coordinate with the local environmental community and emergency responders to help respond to the Gulf Oil Spill disaster. If you’d like to support these efforts, please make a contribution below.
One Million Strong for the Separation of Corporation and State, a group set up by Riki Ott and Chelsea Green Publishing
Move To Amend (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission), another group associated with Riki Ott