Title: We Are the Weather, Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Reviewed and recommended by Helen Bryce, GBF director and chair of the Education Committee
In this unsettling and uncertain COVID-19 environment, we are thankful that the majority of society practices “social isolation/physical distancing", that the medical profession bravely carries on treating the infected, that businesses retool to produce what society needs and that governments step up to the challenge of protecting us all. Why then, can we not do the same things to save our planet before we reach “runaway climate change” and nothing can save us?
Title: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
Reviewed and recommended by Jennifer Ferguson, GBF director and chair of the Communication Committee
Published by: Greystone Books Ltd. and the David Suzuki Foundation
A walk in the woods or down a tree-lined street will take on new wonders after you read Peter Wohlleben’s fascinating book, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World.
Title: Just Cool It! The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do. A Post-Paris Agreement Game Plan, by David Suzuki and Ian Hanington
A recommendation by Anne Randell, director and previous chair of GBF
Published by: Greystone Books Ltd., David Suzuki Institute
Climate change is one of the most pressing crises in our world today. Although some misinformed skeptics do not believe in the seriousness of it, there are many facts and figures, based on scientific evidence, that prove that it is a significant and serious concern for all of us.
Title: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
A review and recommendation by Helen Bryce
Published by: W.W. Norton & Company, March 2017
If you are passionate about maintaining the health, beauty and longevity of Georgian Bay and the Great Lakes for generations to come, this piece of scientific journalism is an essential read.