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May 2017

Book Discussion » Book Discussion: The End of Nature (Bill McKibben)

May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

The End of Nature (Anchor Books, 1989 or Random House, 2006) Author: Bill McKibben So it goes. What was, will continue. That is what we expect. But has it always been this way? Is nature really this static thing surrounding our dynamic civilization? Bill McKibben calls for a philosophical shift in our relationship with nature that is more relevant than ever as we enter this more tactical stage of Climate Change. He brings these changes up close and personal to…

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August 2017

Book Discussion » Book Discussion: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (North Point Press, 2002) Author: Michael Braungart and William McDonough “According to some accounts more than 90% of materials extracted to make durable goods in the US become waste almost immediately”* We have been designing our products for cradle to a premature grave. What if we designed more like nature, where the result of design is a resource for its next use? Why must design hurt the natural world? McDonough and…

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October 2017

Book Discussion » The Grid

October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us
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Available from Firefly in Kutztown, your intrepid local book-store or on-line By Gretchen Bakke, PhD (Bloomsbury, 2016) The grid is not just something we built, but something that grew with America, changed as our values changed, and gained its form as we developed as a nation. It is a machine, an infrastructure, a cultural artifact, a set of business practices, and an ecology. The electric grid could be the biggest impediment to our renewable future. Renewables are changing our grid…

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January 2018

Book Discussion » Climate of Hope

January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

Book Discussion by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope (St. Martin’s Press, 2017) With climate change, we seem to be standing still, Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope argue that many changes have already taken place and many more are happening. We need to seek the opportunities available and adjust where we look for change and how we help make it happen. The two authors, coming from very different perspectives, unite to suggest ways to address climate change and, in the process,…

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March 2018

Book Discussion » The Sixth Extinction (An Unnatural History)

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

by Elizabeth Kolbert (Picador; Reprint edition, January 6, 2015) Named a Pulitzer Prize winner and one of top 10 books of the year in NY Times Book Review, The Sixth Extinction takes us on an incredible journey. Described as at once frank, entertaining and deeply informed, Kolbert explains how humans have altered the planet in a way no species has ever done before. She uses research from many disciplines and considers the history of extinction as a concept. Illuminating, objective,…

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June 2018

Book Discussion » Book Discussion: Drawdown (Proposed Plan to Reverse Global Warming)

June 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Edited by Paul Hawken (Penguin Books, 2017) New York Times best seller Drawdown “is perhaps the most unexpected and hopeful development in the critical effort to reverse global warming” (Omega Institute). Action teams around the world are using this book as a guide and lightning rod, much like Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. While it is an encyclopedic read, Drawdown is packed with eye-opening concepts while quantifying what changes…

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September 2018

Book Discussion » Growing a Revolution, Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

Growing a Revolution:  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life by David R. Montgomery (W.W. Norton and Company, 2017) Modern agriculture has taught us how to use up our land. MacArthur Fellow, David Montgomery shares thriving examples of how regenerative farming can bring it back and, in the process, increase food production and slow climate change. After any of the many colorful chapters, it will no longer be just dirt you see but a key ingredient in our regenerative future. Help…

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March 2019

Book Discussion » Half-Earth, by Edward O. Wilson

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us
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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by E.O. Wilson (Liveright, April 4, 2017) Our diverse natural world cannot just be specimens in a museum without much more significant impact to our life on earth. World-renowned biologist and Pultizer Prize-winning author, Edward O. Wilson shares the intricacies of the natural world and what it will take to save it.  Join us for a diverse and connective discussion of this provocative book.

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August 2019

Book Discussion » Book Discussion: The Wizard and the Prophet

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us

The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World by Charles C. Mann (Knopf; 1st edition (January 23, 2018) Charles Mann explores two central, but not widely known, protagonists in our climate change dilemma and, in that process, provokes the question we need to ask ourselves: what values and beliefs do we carry into our assessment of climate change?  Will we invent our way out of it or will we learn a new…

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February 2020

Book Discussion » Book Discussion: Tipping Point for Planet Earth

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us
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by Anthony D. Barnosky& Elizabeth A. Hadly Published by Thomas Dunne Books (2016) Experienced scientists, this husband and wife team share highly relatable personal experiences and perspectives to help us understand our population, environmental and climate predicament, how each and the combination is directly affecting us and why it matters to a family living in the US. Their story brings the events of the planet Earth close to home to help us in our on-going journey to discover a more…

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