The Green Year offers practical advice on changing your habits each day of the year to become more environmentally friendly and conscious. I have to admit that I read this in one day but I found some new things in it that I never knew and it refreshed my memory on things I do know but do not necessarily actively act.
Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Black Faces, White Spaces, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces.
Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over 100 partner organizations, including some of the world’s leading companies. The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, and is doing more and more work in India, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Read the Tweet Diary from his Atlanta visit.
Some cities avoid change. Others accept it. Atlanta pursues it.
More than any other major U.S. city, Atlanta regularly reinvents itself. From the Civil War’s devastation to the 1996 Olympic boom to the current housing crisis, the city’s history is a cycle of rise and fall, ruin and resurgence.
Food for My Daughters: what one mom did when the towers fell (and what you can do, too) includes thought-provoking stories, versatile recipes, and actionable tips about what you can do to grow food, community and knowledge, and to better prepare your children (and yourself!) for a changing world. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every copy of Food for My Daughters will be donated to help grow food for those in need. Go to www.foodformydaughters.com to hear excerpts and see a video release about the book.