I'd like to start a place where we can post suggested titles of books, movies, articles, etc.
It can just be a way to share interesting things with friends; but also maybe provide a pool from which to draw monthly meeting selections.
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There’s a whole genre of fiction now called “cli fi!” Wow, sign of the times. if we are interested in more fiction, there are plenty of titles to peruse—just Google cli fi.
Jane Fonda interviewed the author Jamie Margolin, 18 year old from Seattle, today on Firedrill Friday’s.
Her book is Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It
Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith is a great read of how Bren got involved with kelp farming and hence carbon capture. It was quite a journey but there's a lot of information and resources on how to get started.
Great idea, Sue!
I have some book titles to share. They are mostly from an Audubon club book group that met at Kings Books (now Zoom). They were good selections!
1st and best--Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 2013, 408pp. The subtitle is Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. It's a collection of essays by a plant ecologist and professor. Warm, lyrical, semi-autobiographical, beautifully written. Essays stand alone so we could just pick a few. This is quite an exceptional book.
2--Eager: the Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb 2018, 304pp. Clever reportage by an environmental journalist. I learned so much about how important beavers are to restoring ecosystems. Some feel-good successes.
3--Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush. 2018, 320 pp. Award-winning non-fiction dealing with various coastal communities, often poor and disadvantaged, threatened by rising sea levels. I wasn't thrilled with her occasional autobiographical interjections, but it is still so valuable reading about ways of coping with this problem. One of the best--some suburbs on Staten Island voted to accept a buy-out, and it is going back to a natural state providing habitat and storm protection.
I think the key issue is folks are so accustomed to using email, that an effort would be needed to get folks over on the forum which would be the appropriate place for those kinds of things. Doable, just a challenge. I like the idea.