350 SAC BOOK GROUP
And don't miss Naomi Klein's new article Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate. The connections between #BlackLivesMatter and the climate movement are laid out clearly--it's a must-read.
LOCAL BOOK EVENTS/ DISCUSSION GROUPS:
Apr 10: Local Author Fest features Green Earth with author Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson will be keynote at the Sacramento Public Library’s Local Author Festival on Sunday, April 10, from noon to 1 pm. He will discuss his book Green Earth, the Capitol Climate Trilogy now edited and updated into a single paperback. This fictional story focuses on climate solutions. Book sales will follow the presentation and 350 Sac will have a table at the event. Reservations required.
See also Book List page.
Sept 25, 2015 (Fri.)--This Changes Everything book discussion and potluck. 6–8:30. @ 2425 Sierra Blvd. Earth Justice Committee of the UUSS
July 18 (Sat.): Dana Nuccitelli's new book signing - Climatology vs. Pseudoscience, Avid Reader on Broadway, 2pm.
July 30 (Thurs.)--Book Discussion: "Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff", by Fred Pearce. 6-8:30pm, Earth Justice Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, July Discussion Group--Fahs Room at the Unitarian Universalist campus, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, 95825. All are welcome. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
From UUSS Earth Justice Ministry:
"Thursday, July 30, 6:00 - 8:30 pm. "Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff", by Fred Pearce, has been chosen by the Earth Justice Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento for the July Discussion Group. The author surveys his home and then launches on a global tour to track down the sources of the raw materials, the people involved in all aspects of retrieving, processing and transporting the products, and the impact on the environment. This will be a potluck (optional) and book discussion. If you are unable to read the book, there is information on the internet about Fred Pearce, and YouTube interviews. We will meet in the Fahs Room at the Unitarian Universalist campus, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, 95825. All are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions."
Apr 22 (Wed.): Dana Nuccitelli's new book signing - Climatology vs. Pseudoscience, Sol Collective Earth Day event and Climate Justice Art Exhibit, 5:30 pm, Sol Collective, 2574 21st St.
Apr 2 (Thurs.)--Forum on Catastrophic Climate Change. Recorded interview with Naomi Klein followed by group discussion of her book, This Changes Everything. Sponsored by the Environmental Committee (of SEIU Local 1000). 6 pm at 1325 S St. RSVP by noon Thursday. 916.327.2763.
on Sept. 12, 2014--
We know climate change is real, it's happening, and it's already changing our world. So why aren't we responding with the urgency we would a fire or other immediate danger? Why are our brains wired to ignore climate change?
George Marshall will speak on this conundrum on Friday night, Sept 12, at 7 pm. Using engaging stories and his own research, he will talk about those qualities that make us human and how we can rethink and re-imagine climate change to build a sustainable civilization. His presentation will be fascinating and relevant to anyone who wants to learn how the human brain works and what motivates us to action. This talk is an antidote to hopelessness and despair over climate change, the ultimate challenge to us as human beings.
Date: Friday, Sept 12
Time: 7 pm
Location: Goethe Hall, next to St. John's Lutheran Church on L St between 17th & 18th
Cost: No charge; donation requested
Sponsors: 350 Sacramento, Lutheran Office of Public Policy–CA, Therapists for Social Responsibility, Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby, Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento, Earth Advocates of Spiritual Life Center, California Interfaith Power & Light
Books: Avid Reader will be selling Don't Even Think About It for $27; George Marshall is happy to sign your books
Information: email@example.com or 916-284-1627
Please help us by sharing this information with your network: send to your contact lists, post on Facebook, Tweet, and come out to hear George Marshall with your friends and family.
350 Sac Book Club--Read the following new book by George Marshall, just released this month, before he speaks on Sept. 12 (date & location TBA).
How to talk to a climate change denier, George Marshall, YouTube, March 18, 2012.
350 Sac Book Club cont.--Read the following 3 books for a discussion of resilience and perseverance--stay tuned for a meeting of the Book Club later in the year (date & location TBA; this event was originally scheduled for July 22, 2014.)
• Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy, 2012. “Resilience sheds light on why some systems, people and communities fall apart in the face of disruption and, ultimately, how they can learn to bounce back.” Zolli brings together research on ways to approach personal and organizational resilience. The book is more for the Head/Intellect.
• The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in a Capsized Culture, Mary Pipher, 2013. This book is a very personal perspective of how Mary, a counseling psychologist, comes out of her despair about climate change by creating a network within Nebraska to shed light on the extensive damage that the Keystone XL Pipeline will inflict. She writes eloquently of the power of community and brings light on the reviving energy of celebration. For the Heart and Character strengthening.
George Marshall will speak in Sacramento on Friday, Sept 12. Author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, George Marshall is touring the US from Great Britain with a fast-moving and highly entertaining presentation that explores this fascinating subject. Mark your calendar--details to come.
His blog: climatedenial.org
JULY 25, 2014: The Soil Will Save Us
Author Kristin Ohlson will read/sign her new book, THE SOIL WILL SAVE US: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. Join her on a local Urban Soil-Cycle Walking Tour. Friday, July 25 at 6:00 pm at the Sun & Soil Juice Company, 1912 P St, Sacramento.
"Our hope for Earth’s climate crisis lies not only in cutting emissions but in returning health to the soil beneath our feet. Ohlson makes a passionate case for changing our relationship to the soil and working with nature to put that carbon back in the ground where it belongs." This event is a fundraiser for ReSoil Sacramento, a pedal-powered community compost network that diverts kitchen scraps from restaurants and delivers them to local farms and gardens. ReSoil is a program of the Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento (GRAS). Contact ReSoilSacramento@gmail.com; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/594312244019406/
[See also: video, TEDx talk: The green boat: Reviving ourselves in our capsized culture, Dr. Mary Pipher at TEDxLincoln--on YouTube]
• Perseverance, Margaret J. Wheatley, 2010. Very short essays on the qualities that contribute to perseverance over the long haul. Margaret, an organizational development consultant, works mostly with communities that are economically disempowered or challenged in other ways. She has a contemplative spiritual practice strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism while staying abreast of research findings in epigenetics and neuroscience and applying these to cultural and organizational behavior with a strong flavor of realism and compassion. For the Heart and Character strengthening.
Past 350 Sac Book Discussions:
Tuesday, May 13--Book Group: Read and come discuss Mark Hertsgaard's book, HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth, "which describes how his young daughter and the rest of Generation Hot can cope with the massive climate impacts that are now inevitable. Packed with eyewitness reporting on existing solutions for 'avoiding the unmanageable and managing the unavoidable,' HOT shows how we all must think--and act--differently now in the fight against climate change." Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30, meet at the back patio of Weatherstone's, 21st St between H & I.
February 22--350 Sac Book Discussion, Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying your Life by Reducing your Waste, Bea Johnson. 10am-12pm, at Shine (1400 E Street, Sacramento).
September 26th – Waste could be a thing of the past . . . or could it? Discussion on The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart. "Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart argue that systems well designed can significantly reduce need for wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal and other “downcycling” effects of our built and technological lives. People are already stepping away from fossil fuel-based lives. Here's one vision, already implemented around the world through the cradle-to-cradle approach to design for products and cities. Read the book. Share your views on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/350Sacramento. Come to the discussion." -mlt. See Facebook event page .
Update on time/location: 7 PM, Old Soul at Weatherstone, 812 21st St.
350 Sacramento initiated a book discussion group on August 6. Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver's novel was discussed--the first of three book discussions. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Also: see Books.
"A shout out to the folks who attended tonight's (Aug 6) catch up and book discussion. We covered a lot of territory--the demonstration at Chevron in Richmond, divestment, local land use planning in Sacramento, bicycling and more.
Next up is The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart. Keep checking in on Facebook and at Meet-Up for date and location. -mlt"
350 Sacramento initiated a book discussion group on Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 pm at Cafe Bernardo R15 (15th and R Street in Midtown Sacramento). "Have a bite to eat and tell us what you think of some possible 350 Sacramento projects. Stay for awhile and discuss Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver's novel (book discussion starts shortly after 7pm). This will be the first of three book discussions." For more information, email us at email@example.com / Facebook event page.