I am excited to announce the latest project I have been working on with some of my close friends. Introducing Eco Book Club, a virtual book club that explores books focused on outdoor adventure and environmental lifestyle and policy.
Eco Book Club was created in the fall of 2018 by my dear friend Bekah Ashley. Since then we’ve read a handful of books covering adventure activism, holistic sustainability, conservation, environmental impacts, and more. Our online reading community has members spread out across Vermont, Utah, Nevada, and California. After a short break, we’re excited to get the book club up and running again and to see what conversations we can stir up as a community.
Our overall vision is to create a like-minded community to discuss stories about outdoor adventure and environmental protection.
Important info to remember
Our first book is Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Haken
Our first Intro Meeting is April 8th at 8:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM PST
Our debrief for Drawdown is on June 10th at 8:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM PST
Please read below for more information about the book club.
Book Club Summary
Welcome, friends of all varieties! Eco Book Club is an online reading community with a focus on adventure and environment. We’re a fun, laid back group and all are welcome. To get on board we ask folks to commit to 4 out of 6 annual meetings. This supports our efforts to build a broader community of like minded individuals with shared values for people and the planet. Sign up through the form below!
Eco Book Club first launched fall of 2018 out of the simple idea to read books about adventure and environment with our friends. With online engagement and social media seemingly at the front of activism, a book club helped divert from short term engagement and make space to dive deeper into topics about the environment. Topics that deserve more than a quick scroll but a month - two month on-going discussion.
The adventure piece helped balance the formalality, keeping conversations fun and exciting.
More reasons to join Eco Book Club ;)
1. Environmental books deserve to be discussed.
2. Joining a book club creates a chance to connect with people who you might not have otherwise
3. Joining a book club creates a chance to read books you might not have read on your own...
4. Reading is more fun with friends, period!
Our values are rooted in community building and advocacy. As book club hosts we recognize that no one has all the answers when it comes to environmental issues, and that's okay. Coming to these issues from a place of compassion and an open mind, we'll learn as we go and support each other throughout the process.
Interested in joining? Great!
To sustainability and beyond!
-Marina M. McCoy