Virtual Climate Change Book Club

  • August 26, 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual

Organization: Green Energy Ohio

You are invited to join us for a discussion of Climate Poetry at our Virtual Climate Change Book Club Event on Thursday, August 26 at 7:00 pm.

"A quick online search resulted in quite a few selections of climate change poetry. One that caught our eye was Here: Poems for the Planet edited by Elizabeth ColemanBy including over 125 diverse poetic voices, this anthology approaches the impending environmental crisis with both a sense of urgency and hopefulness. Here looks at the world with a renewed sense of courage, fighting fear that so often leads to indifference and cynicism. The anthology also includes an activist guide, created in tandem with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and an introduction by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

In researching climate poetry, we also found two items of interest on the Academy of American Poets website: Poems about Climate Change and the The Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize. The prize recognizes "exceptional poems that help make real for readers the gravity of the vulnerable state of our environment at present." Established in 2019 with support from Treehouse Investments, the prize honors three poets annually. In addition to monetary prizes, all three poems are published in the popular Poem-a-Day series, which is distributed to 500,000 readers.

At GEO, we believe that there are as many ways to express, educate, and empower as there are people wanting to be a part of the movement. Our Climate Change Book Club has featured a wide range of diverse books, along with podcasts and films -- you can see the entire collection on the Book Club webpage."

Learn more here!

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