This website has resurrected this article from behind a paywall in Radical History Review of 2010 that allows us to review the activities of the fashionable green environmental movement that served to distract activists from efforts to look at the capitalist system that is currently driving us toward environmental disasters. Because we now see very little coverage of this movement in mainstream media, it appears that it has reached a dead end. In recent years we witnessed attempts to deny climate change, but this, too, seems to have run its course. I wonder what is next.
The countercultural emphasis on individual responsibility mirrored the newly emerging neoliberal agenda with its vision of democracy rooted in an appeal to personal freedom, disingenuous as it may have been. Green liberalism, in other words, was shaped by changes in the larger political culture.