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Green Reads Book Club – “At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth” by Madeline Ostrander

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Green Reads is the Ecology Action Center’s community-wide book club.  Green Readers will be able to participate in two ways: pre-registering for online Book Club discussions every Friday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. using Zoom (only 12 spaces available to allow for good group discussion); and/or join our Green Reads Facebook group to participate in more causal discussion about the book we are reading.

The purpose of Green Reads is to create opportunities to build knowledge, deepen commitments, and take further action to protect our water, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency,  renewable energy, and reduce waste, for a more sustainable a healthy local environment for all.

This session begins Friday, January 13 and will continue each Friday with the last meeting on February 10. Sessions will be on zoom from 12:00-1:00pm. Registrants will receive the zoom link prior to the first session.

REGISTER to Join the Conversation here! 

Cover page of the novel At Home on An Unruly planet. Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth by Madeline Ostrander.

This winter we are reading: At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth by Madeline Ostrander.  Ostrander is a graduate of Illinois State University with degrees in English and Biology.  She is now a journalist who writes about humans and our ongoing struggles to find an appropriate place on this round, blue planet.

The book’s description reads:

“From rural Alaska to coastal Florida, a vivid account of Americans working to protect the places they call home in an era of climate crisis.

How do we find a sense of home and rootedness in a time of unprecedented upheaval? What happens when the seasons and rhythms in which we have built our lives go off-kilter?  Once a distant forecast, climate change is now reaching into the familiar, threatening our basic safety and forcing us to reexamine who we are and how we live. In At Home on an Unruly Planet, science journalist Madeline Ostrander reflects on this crisis not as an abstract scientific or political problem but as a palpable force that is now affecting all of us at home. She offers vivid accounts of people fighting to protect places they love from increasingly dangerous circumstances. A firefighter works to rebuild her town after catastrophic western wildfires. A Florida preservationist strives to protect one of North America’s most historic cities from rising seas. An urban farmer struggles to transform a California city plagued by fossil fuel disasters. An Alaskan community heads for higher ground as its land erodes.

Ostrander pairs deeply reported stories of hard-won optimism with lyrical essays on the strengths we need in an era of crisis. The book is required reading for anyone who wants to make a home in the twenty-first century.

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January 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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