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Date:
May 3, 2022
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:

Virtual

Email:
oilandhoney
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Virtual - Environmental Book Club: Read "Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist" *For Adults

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Please join us for the Environmental Book Club! Each month, we'll choose a book on a topic related to climate change, sustainability, and/or what we can do to lessen our footprint. This month we'll be discussing "Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist" bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet.

Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight--from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to climate change. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels of the fight to stop global warming, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting.


We'll have some copies of the book at the library or you can order it from our online catalog.


We are pleased to be partnering with Green Up Ashland for this program. 


Please register to receive the zoom link. Check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. If you have any questions, you can contact us at ashlandprograms@minlibnet.


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