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.
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 every other Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. starting February 25, 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.
Starting Thursday, February 25, and meeting every other week for 4 sessions we will read a collection of essays by Helen Macdonald.
Our first book of the year will be Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald. Meeting dates for this book are the following Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00pm: 2/25/21, 3/11/21, 3/25/21, 4/8/21.
“Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing massive migrations of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk’s poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds’ nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife.”
*The links provided for books link to the Bobzbay page in Bookshop.org. Purchasing books online through Bookshop.org supports independent booksellers across the country, including our own local independent bookstore – Bobzbay*
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.