I have a limited supply of paperback copies of The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism available for sale for $22.00 (taxes and shipping and handling included). If you're interested, you can find more ordering information here.
On the fence about ordering? Here's what some people have already said about the book:
"Canada’s environmental movement has a rich and significant history but has very few historians who have taken the time to chronicle and preserve that history. In this lively account, Ryan O’Connor has contributed enormously toward remedying that gap. Pollution Probe was one of the very first of Canada's environmental groups. Those early activists charted a course that many still follow -- and more should."
-Elizabeth May, OC, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
"Before there was Greenpeace or the Suzuki Foundation there was Pollution Probe, a group of intelligent, dedicated environmentalists with a knack for engaging both industry and politicians to bring about real change. This book shows how today’s practices such as recycling, waste management, and pesticide control were all introduced by this group before they were household terms. Hundreds of environmental organizations today were either spawned or inspired by this one organization, which showed how it’s done."
-Bob McDonald, OC, science journalist and host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks
"O’Connor’s work provides crucial insights into the origins of one of the key organizations in the modern environmental movement. It is a must read for any student of environmental policy and politics in Canada."
-Mark S. Winfield is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and the author of Blue-Green Province: The Environment and the Political Economy of Ontario