Sustainability Book Club

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The Office for Sustainability hosts a monthly book club to explore books that focus on the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability. Please email if you are interested in joining the discussion or learning more. The Boatwright Library has arranged for the books to be available on library Kindles when possible as well. All participants are invited to bring a bag lunch. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Current Selections 

February 2015: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein | WebsiteNew York Times Review

From Ms. Klein's website: "Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth."

  • Discussion Date: Wednesday, February 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Westhampton Center Deanery Living Room 113 (Lounge)

March 2015: The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen 

"The son of a sharecropper, the 60-year-old Allen has become an icon of the urban agriculture movement. He runs a farm and education center in Milwaukee called Growing Power that produces food and soil for thousands, tries innovations in composting and growing, employs more than 100 people, trains many others and aims to help transform the food system...Allen gives readers the personal, moving account of a man whose family became part of the last century's great migration of African Americans out of the South. Of a man who traded a successful — and not too difficult — life in the corporate world for the economic uncertainties and the nonstop labor of a small farmer." - Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times

  • Discussion Date: Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Westhampton Center Deanery Living Room 113 (Lounge)

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