Highlands Biological Foundation Book Club

This fall, the Highlands Biological Foundation will host our 5th season of our virtual book club! Beginning September 29th, members will delve into the book The Nature Fix by Florence Williams and meeting virtually each Thursday evening from 4 to 5 PM.

“From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.”

 

Club Members:

We can welcome up to 20 individuals to participate in the book club. No prior knowledge about climate change, climate science, or solutions is necessary. We welcome everyone who is interested! Club members should be familiar with the Highlands Plateau and/or interested in the impact of climate change and solutions on the region.

Contact paige@highlandsbiological.org if you’re interested in joining the book club.

 

Topics:

The Foundation Book Club will meet weekly via Zoom Meetings, accessible both through a device or over the phone.

As with previous seasons, we will cover one or two pieces from a given section with accompanying resources that cover any background information and ways to take action. While the book spans a wide geographical range, we believe there is a great deal relevant to our Plateau in it. If there is a section you would like to lead, please contact paige@highlandsbiological.org.

 

Calendar:

We plan to a host meetings from 4 to 5 PM Thursday evenings beginning September 29th through mid-December. We will not have meetings on October 13th or November 24th. Meetings are recorded and available for newcomers and current members to watch at their convenience.

 

Discussion Board:

We have a dedicated Google Group for discussions between meetings. This discussion board allows us to share resources, answer questions, and coordinate any changes to meetings.

Texts:

Fall 2022: We’re now diving into The Nature Fix by Florence Williams.

Winter/ Spring 2022: Our last book was Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Winter 2022: We read Saving Us by Katharine Hayhoe and discussing how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet.

Fall 2021: We read and discussed All We Can Save, edited by Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine K. Wilkinson!

Fall 2020: We dove into Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming and discussed what actions we can take today to mitigate our negative impacts on the climate. We also used an updated electronic version of Project Drawdown known as The Drawdown Review. This served as a supplemental text for our discussions.

 

 

 

Click the image to learn more about Project Drawdown.