September 6, 2023
Virtual - Environmental Book Club: Read "Thicker Than Water" *For Adults
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Please join us for the Environmental Book Club! Each month, we'll choose a topic related to climate change, sustainability, and/or what we can do to lessen our footprint. This month we'll be discussing the book "Thicker Than Water: the quest for solutions to the plastic crisis" by Erica Cirino.
"In Thicker Than Water, journalist Erica Cirino brings readers on a globe-hopping journey to meet the scientists and activists telling the real story of the plastic crisis. From the deck of a plastic-hunting sailboat with a disabled engine, to the labs doing cutting-edge research on microplastics and the chemicals we ingest, Cirino paints a full picture of how plastic pollution is threatening wildlife and human health. Thicker Than Water reveals that the plastic crisis is also a tale of environmental injustice, as poorer nations take in a larger share of the world's trash, and manufacturing chemicals threaten predominantly Black and low-income communities.
There is some hope on the horizon, with new laws banning single-use items and technological innovations to replace plastic in our lives. But Cirino shows that we can only fix the problem if we face its full scope and begin to repair our throwaway culture. Thicker Than Water is an eloquent call to reexamine the systems churning the waves of plastic waste."
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We are pleased to be partnering with Ashland Sustainability and GreenUp Ashland for this program.
We'll have copies of the book at the library for you to borrow or you can order it from our online catalog.
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