You Can't Bypass Education and Philosophy
This article, reviewing the negative impacts of environmental laws in California (published in the NY Times no less) reveals (at least to me) why education and a whole new perspective on the environment and other issues is key to reversing these disastrous policies and trends. For example, the law under consideration was signed into law by Ronald Reagan. If he thought it was good, imagine what most Californians thought.
Only a complete re-conceptualization of the whole issue can effect lasting change, and that will also require a different philosophical perspective.