The EAC launched Green Reads, our first community-wide book club, in April 2020 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and as a way to build community during the pandemic.
The purpose of Green Reads is to create opportunities to build knowledge, deepen commitments, and take further action to protect clean water, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and reduce waste, for a more sustainable a healthy local environment for all.
Our second book will focus on Environmental Justice. After the death of George Floyd which reignited demands for racial justice, the EAC recommitted ourselves to work on environmental justice in our community because low-income and minority communities suffer the effects of environmental degradation more than affluent white communities.
July-August Book: Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger by Julie Sze
“Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger examines mobilizations and movements, from protests at Standing Rock to activism in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Environmental justice movements fight, survive, love, and create in the face of violence that challenges the conditions of life itself. Exploring dispossession, deregulation, privatization, and inequality, this book is the essential primer on environmental justice, packed with cautiously hopeful stories for the future.”
Purchasing books through Bookshop.org supports independent bookstores. Use this link and your book purchase will support Bobzbay in Bloomington! (Note: In April shipments were taking a long time, but the process is much more efficient now and you should have your book a few days after ordering)
There are two ways to participate in Green Reads:
Green Reads Facebook Group: The Facebook group membership will be not limited in size; anyone can keep pace with the reading assignments there and engage in discussion with other readers. Please join us on Facebook!
Green Reads Zoom Group: Green Reads Zoom participants will participate in real-time book club meet-ups using Zoom remote meeting platform on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. starting July 22, 2020 through August 19, 2020. Participation in the Green Reads Zoom Group is limited to twelve participants in order to allow for a small enough group to allow for easy discussion and participation by all of those attending. Please only register for this if you are available at this weekly meeting time. Participation in this limited group is first-come, first serve. The Green Reads Zoom Group registration is open until full using the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. Once the group has reached capacity, this link will be deactivated.
NOTE: Participation in either the Green Reads Facebook Group or Green Reads Zoom Group is limited to individuals 18 years old or above. This is an adult level discussion group and the Ecology Action Center has no responsibility for the opinions or comments presented by any participants. At the same time, participation is contingent upon respectful conduct. The Ecology Action Center reserves the right to mute, remove, or block any individual at any time.