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A huge part of staying motivated and constant with your climate action routines, is staying informed and maintaining current knowledge on the topic. For many folks, reading can be therapeutic and often acts as an outlet of positivity and passion. The following are some of my recent favourites, some suggestions and new finds.
Geoff Dembicki, Are We Screwed?
Last year the Okanagan First Things First crew put together an Alternative Energy Symposium, geared to provide people with information and better knowledge surrounding local, green energy options. Geoff was one of our many special guests, who shared his story and passion with students in hopes of relating to the millennial demographic and perspective. He is a 31-year-old international journalist, who shares his stories and insight about the younger generations struggles’ with climate change and the broken system that is currently doing little to fix it. I would highly suggest this book to any high school, university or 20 something looking for a relatable, yet positive read.
Tzeporah Berman, This Crazy Time
Want to read a book written by a passionate, driven and boss ass lady? This is the book for you. Last spring, I had the absolute pleasure of attending a talk by Tzeporah Berman during the Meadowlark Festival (an event you can’t miss out on in the Okanagan valley!). She rocked me with her story, initiative and overall very accomplished career as an environmentalist and lobbyist. Her book tells the story of her life, her challenges and her will to push past the negativity that crowds her field of work.
Maude Barlow, Boiling Point
This one is a classic; packed full of national knowledge and stats that will leave you feeling much more educated on the importance of water within the country and worldwide. If you haven’t already, sign up to be a member of The Council of Canadians! Maude Barlow’s book comes free with a $10/month membership and you will be supporting a movement of highly trained lobbyists around the country (plus it’s a killer way to stay informed via email and postal updates!). This book is well sourced and heavy on the content, so it’s meant for a reader that is looking for the facts, rather than a story.
That’s it for now folks, stay tuned for more updates and inspiring readings! If you have suggestions, questions or general inquiries, please send me a direct message or email whenever!