Welcome award winning author and New Yorker staff writer Tony Hiss to Northshire for a very special virtual conversation with Vermont’s own Bill McKibben about Rescuing the Planet.
We're pleased to welcome award winning author and New Yorker staff writer Tony Hiss to Northshire for a very special virtual conversation with Bill McKibben about Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth.
"As clear a picture of humanity's impact on earth's natural environment as any ever written." --E. O. Wilson (from the Introduction)An urgent, resounding call to protect 50 percent of the earth's land by 2050--thereby saving millions of its species--and a candid assessment of the health of our planet and our role in conserving it, from the award-winning author of The Experience of Place and veteran New Yorker staff writer.
Beginning in the vast North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent, from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest, from the Appalachian Trail to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the "superorganism" that is the earth: its land, its elements, its plants and animals, its greatest threats--and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive.
Hiss not only invites us to understand the scope and gravity of the problems we face, but also makes the case for why protecting half the land is the way to fix those problems. He highlights the important work of the many groups already involved in this fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS. And he introduces us to the engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other "Half Earthers" like Hiss himself who are allied in their dedication to the unifying, essential cause of saving our own planet from ourselves.
Tender, impassioned, curious, and above all else inspiring, Rescuing the Planet is a work that promises to make all of us better citizens of the earth.
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This event is co-presented with Saratoga PLAN, whose mission is to preserve the rural character, natural habitats and scenic beauty of Saratoga County, ancestral homelands of the Mohican, Mohawk and Abenaki people, so that these irreplaceable assets are accessible to all and survive for future generations. Saratoga PLAN has conserved ~7,000 acres to date. Throughout the month of May you can donate to Saratoga PLAN via roundup at the registers at our Saratoga Springs, NY location.