May Climate Change Book Club

How to Translate Your Vision into Reality 

We all want to see action on climate change, but sometimes we don’t know where to start. Can one person make a difference? How can I communicate my concerns and ideas to others? Are there guides to activism? 

Our next Book Club discussion will provide answers. “Advocating for the Environment” is both a call to action and a blueprint for success. 

The GEO Book Club is being led by Bob McCollister and Brianna Sauerland. They have created a interactive space for participants, including the chance to vote on the next book at the end of each meeting! This book was selected by those who attended last month from a list of readings suggested by Book Club members. They have also decided to schedule the next meeting and announce the next book immediately, so you can add them to your calendar and start reading. Please join our dedicated core of participants and our dynamic leaders as we continue to explore all things climate.

This virtual Book Club event will take place on  Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm and is co-hosted by Ohio Chapters of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

What can any one of us–as ordinary citizens–really do about climate change? A lot!

Advocating for the Environment

Advocating for the Environment is based on a vision where all life is respected, revered, and nurtured.

The shifts we need to achieve this vision are profound–from how we do business to how we educate, govern, and care–for all people and life on the planet. Written by environmental policy expert Susan B. Inches, Advocating for the Environment is an easy-to-understand, empowering guide to help you take action and enact environmental change.

Part I begins with how we must learn to think differently in order to achieve this vision and heal the planet. It discusses storytelling, empathy, worldviews, and how understanding and effective communication can help us collaborate with others–even those with opposing views. And it shows the important role that citizen advocates play in achieving a healthy future.

Part II of the book is all about action. How to use power for good, work with decision-makers, organize events, manage a coalition, communicate with the public, and work with the media are all laid out in an easy-to-read and easy-to-reference format.

The book also includes case studies, research, and templates to deepen learning. Professors and teachers, students, legislators, environmental clubs, and church groups will also find useful ideas and strategies on every page. Advocating for the Environment is a guide to environmental action that readers will want to read and keep for reference for years to come.