Greensleeves is EEA's virtual book club where members can explore environmental topics, spark meaningful conversations, and learn new ways to take action in our communities. There is no commitment other than to enjoy reading and sharing books about nature. The book club meets via Zoom several times a year on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Sign-up below to join GreenSleeve's e-mail list to receive the Zoom links and announcements of upcoming books.
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Book:Our Wild Calling Author: Richard Louv When: October 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. Louv interviews researchers, theologians, wildlife experts, indigenous healers, psychologists, and others to show how people are communicating with animals in ancient and new ways; how dogs can teach children ethical behavior; how animal-assisted therapy may yet transform the mental health field; and what role the human-animal relationship plays in our spiritual health. He reports on wildlife relocation and on how the growing populations of wild species in urban areas are blurring the lines between domestic and wild animals. Our Wild Callingmakes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures—not out of fear, but out of love. Transformative and inspiring, this book points us toward what we all long for in the age of technology: real connection.
Richard Louv is a journalist and the author of 10 books, including Last Child in the Woods: SavingOur Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle, and Vitamin N. Translated into 20 languages, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children, families, and communities to nature. He is cofounder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit Children & Nature Network, which supports a new nature movement. Louv has written for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Orion Magazine, Parents, and many other publications. He appears regularly on national radio and TV, and lectures throughout the world. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal. Prior recipients have included Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson, President Jimmy Carter, and Sir David Attenborough.
Upcoming Meetings and Selections for 2021 January 25: Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy March 29: TBD May 24: TBD
Author Angelou Ezeilo met with EEA members for a book club meeting on August 31, 2020 to discuss Angelou's book: Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders