Our next meeting is:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm at the Kaimana grassy knoll tables
Walden and Civil Disobedience are two of Henry David Thoreau’s most well-known works. In Walden, Thoreau shares his experience of living in a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond, discussing themes of independence, spirituality and self-reliance. Influenced by slavery and the Mexican – American war, Thoreau argues in his essay, Civil Disobedience, to prioritize individual principles over the government and other social institutions and policies. These two American classics offer a great introduction to transcendentalism.
We hope to see you there!
We welcome all readers (and even those who didn’t get around to reading the book) to attend for our potluck and discussion. If you can, bring a food dish to share with the aim of incorporating as many locally grown ingredients as possible! We welcome all thoughts and opinions in this discussion, and appreciate this list of Oprah’s “Top 9 things not to say at a book club” – especially #9!
The Greener Reader board has taken the liberty to hand select only the finest greener reads for the first quarter of 2013. Here’s our schedule:
- January 2014: TBD
February- Combo of: The Necessary Revolution by Senge and Thinking in Systems by Meadows
- March- A month dedicated to “transcendentalism” — so that could be any author such as Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Henry David Thoreau, suggestion: Walden-Henry David Thoreau
- April- Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
- May- The Science Delusion: Asking The Big Questions In A Culture Of Easy Answers by White, Curtis
- June- Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
- July- The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
- August- Earth Democracy- Vandana Shiva
- September- A month dedicated to John Muir
- October- The Oil We Eat -PDF
- November- Eating on the Wild Side- Mary Jo Robinson
- December- Friend of the Earth by T C Boyle.
The Top 5 Reasons to Join:
- Discuss current sustainability issues and how they are being applied locally (or how they could/should be applied locally!)
- Meet like-minds that care about these topics
- Everyone needs to eat: potluck-style food and drink at alternating homes
- Deadlines mean you’ll actually finish that book you’ve been meaning to read!
- …or, if you didn’t get to finishing this month’s book (woops!) you’re still welcome to attend and pick-up on other’s highlights and recommendations
We encourage all of these eco-friendly reading options:
- Book-share with friends and club-goers! Leave a message on our Goodreads page.
- Support the Hawaii State Public Libraries
- Use your iPad, Kindle, or other paperless options
- September 28, 2011: Surfing Tsunamis of Change by Shanah Trevenna (author hosted the meeting and signed books!)
- October 26, 2011: Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman (Part III: How we move forward)
- December 7, 2011: Plan B 4.0 by Lester Brown (Part II: The Response)
- January 25, 2012: Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith
- February 29, 2012: Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds by Clair Cummins
- March 28, 2012: In celebration of six months of dedicated reading – no reading required. Instead we hosted a “book share” and potluck – see our list of “To-Reads” for books that were discussed.
- April 25, 2012: Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
- May 29, 2012: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
- June 26, 2012: Hope, Human and Wild by Bill McKibben
- July 31, 2012: The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen
- August 28, 2012: “Book share” and potluck – see our list of “To-Reads” for books that were discussed
- September 25, 2012: Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel
- October 30, 2012: Raising Elijah: Protection Our children in an Age of Environmental Crisis by Sandra Seingraber
- November 27, 2012: Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: How My Company and I Transformed Our Purpose, Sparked Innovation, and Grew Profits – By Respecting the Earth by Ray C. Anderson
- December 11, 2012: The Post Carbon Reader
- January 22, 2013: The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World by R. Paul Herman
- February 26, 2013: The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II
- March 26, 2013: Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart
- April 30th, 2013: Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing by Doug McKenzi-Mohr
- May 28th, 2013: Ishamael by Daniel Quinn
- June 25, 2013: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
- August 27th, 2013: Death and Life of American Cities by Jane Jacobs
- September 24, 2013: Violence: Six Sideways Reflections by Slavoj Zizek
- October 29, 2013: Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
- November 26, 2013: Thorium: Energy Cheaper Than Coal by Robert Hargraves
- December 2013: The Post Carbon Reader (multiple authors)
- January 28, 2014: Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingslover
- February 25, 2014: Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows and The Necessary Revolution by Peter M. Senge
- March 25, 2014: The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers by Curtis White