There are so many different ways to learn and take action on issues regarding our health, living sustainably and supporting ethical companies. I've noticed though that sometimes trying to educate ourselves or lean into learning online (especially on social media) can lead to anxiety, overwhelm and a false sense of reality. While it's important to know the "temperature" of a movement from the people taking action online, it's also important to take in some concrete facts now and then.
I looooove reading non-fiction books about health, sustainability and social justice issues. I've also always dreamed of being in a book club, but I've never found one that really focused on books that challenged my mindset while being an outlet for fun community time. So, I decided it's about time I started my own.
In an effort to educate ourselves around issues central to sustainable living, holistic health and social justice I've created a book list ranging a variety of topics from creating a zero waste home to understanding modern feminism and practicing non-violent communication. My hope is to create a bi-weekly meeting in the evening where like minded women can gather together around issues we care about, discuss what we've read and connect about our lives.
The book list is as follows:
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
Eco-Renaissance by Marci Zaroff
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
Say What You Mean by Oren Sofer
What We Leave Behind by Derrick Jensen
Yoga Mind by Suzan Colon
Drawdown by Paul Hawken
Inner Tradition of Yoga by Michael Stone
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Slow by Brooke Mcalary
Kiss the ground by Josh Ticklell
If you'd like to get involved, we're already half way through our first book! We'll be starting on our next book in July! Just message me in our contact form or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the club!