sierra club engagement calendar 2017

Forthcoming Books
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
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Release Date: 1995
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Environmental Communication And The Public Sphere
Author: Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Pages: 448
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Fifth Edition of the award-winning Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere is the first comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication. This groundbreaking book focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we perceive the environment. It also examines how we define what constitutes an environmental problem and how we decide what actions to take concerning the natural world. The updated and revised Fifth Edition includes recent developments, such as water protectors and the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Flint Water Crisis, and the March for Science, along with the latest research and developments in environmental communication.

Listening To The Savage
Author: Barbara Hurd
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Release Date: 2017-09-30
Pages: 144
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Barbara Hurd's Listening to the Savage weaves rich explorations of science, history, mythology, literature, and music. The listening of the book delineates and champions a kind of attentiveness to what is not easily heard and is written in language that is as precise as it is poetic, providing original ways of engagement in the natural world. As in Hurd's other books, the previously unknown or the barely known becomeless mysterious but still retain the quality of mystery. The book presumes that nature is a mix of the chaotic and the wondrous. It addresses worry and advocacy--worry about our carelessness that can destroy the balance of that mix and a cry for us to pay more attention to humanity's relationship to natural history. Listen, be alert, it says without hectoring. Rivers, ferns, streams, birds all have a life that is delicate and worth preserving. Barbara Hurd is one of our finest environmental writers, and this book will please the choir and persuade those on the ambivalent edge.

Beauty And The Beast
Author: Peter Raven
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Release Date: 2020
Pages: 264
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" is a 12 x 12'' beautifully illustrated and designed 264 page coffee table book created by conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter.Illustrations: 190 stunning images of California's diverse wildflowers and their habitats, from high mountain passes in the Sierra Nevada mountains to below sea level in Death Valley National Park.Essays: Sixteen talented and diverse authors and scientists, most of whom are women, wrote 18 storytelling style essays (1,200 to 1,800 words) about nature, conservation, climate change or taking action. The two younger authors write about hope and action, and what people can do to help create positive change. The book has three sections: The Gift of Beauty, The Human Connection and Ensuring the Future.Because people are constantly hearing about all the negative things going on in the world, Nita and Rob believed there was a need for a different, softer approach to grab people's attention and center it on the climate-change story, and conservation and population issues. They engage their audiences by first inviting them to experience the splendor of the natural world through a universal symbol of beauty, the wildflower, and then educate and inspire them to take some of the simple actions they provide to create positive change and a healthier planet. Their goal is to spread conservation and climate change ideas far beyond native plant and nature lovers, and to plant the seeds to foster action."Beauty and the Beast" is a 27 year photographic journey into the public lands of California. Lands we all own, lands under constant threat of development or resource extraction, impacts of global warming, sea level rise and wildfires. This book is as much a treasure as the flowers and creatures which are featured within its pages. Nita and Rob extend a hand to you to come in and take a long, slow look around and see what they have seen, experienced and have learned. Book includes two comprehensive indexes and a glossary.Co-published by WinterBadger Press and the California Native Plant Society

We Will Lead Africa
Author: Sarah Owusu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-05-11
Pages: 252
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Who will lead Africa? Forward, onward, fully into the land of its potential. To the realization of the blossoming dream of prosperity held by so many, for so long, throughout this place we call home. Again I ask, Who Will Lead Africa? This volume includes the response to that African Town Crier's call. Thirty submissions. Exemplars of everyday African Leaders. Today's leaders. Defying the narrative of impossible and working for the prosperity of Africa. These are but a sample of the movement... We Will Lead Africa contributes an open call to practitioners to join the African Leadership conversation, and allow practice to further inform our theorizing and conclusions of where we are now and what more is needed to attain the Africa we want. It is a shift from viewing leadership in Africa from the sociopolitical lens or a theoretical lens, to a focus on leadership at every level. It neither denies the overemphasized challenges of the continent, nor privileges the Africa rising narrative. This volume simply draws on the power of personal narratives to highlight all the complexities of the challenges and inspirations of leading in Africa. It is about the power of storytelling to inspire even more change and shape the futures we want. Submitters represented all regions of the continent, many of whose work cuts across multiple countries on the continent - North, West, Central, East and South. The intersectional and diverse nature of our continent is evident in this small slice of 30 submissions. The stories in this volume cover a range of industries and topics for African Development. Many of the stories cut across multiple areas. However, for simplicity, they can be thought of in the following grouping: - Eight on Literacy and Education - meeting the massive education needs on the continent for literacy and primary education for rural and underprivileged/underserved groups all the way through higher education - Chinezi Chijioke, Elizabeth Johnson, Frankie Kie, Mwalimu Musheshe, Cecil Nutakor, Chinyere Nwabugwu, Yeniva Sisay-Sogbeh and Modupe Taylor-Pearce. - Eight on Social Entrepreneurship, Change and Policy - including the stories from Adewale Ajadi, Ajarat Bada, Veronica Flynn Bruey, Chris Mulenga, Sal Muthayan, Daphne Nederhorst, Ndidi Nwuneli, Fatou Wurie. - Five on Arts and Culture - Africans everywhere using expressions of Arts and Culture, from music to theatre to food to art and artefacts to inspire change, creativity and leadership in others, while providing development, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. These submissions are from Bolanle Austen-Peters, Liza Bel (on behalf of four Africans), Mina Girgis, Ricardo Pinto Jorge and Simon Okelo. - Four on Healthcare and Wellness - addressing healthcare needs and practices for those on the margins - girls, rural populations, autistic children, and youth seeking novel opportunities. These submissions are from Toks Bakare, LueRachelle Brim-Atkins, Pablo Imani, Robert Kalyesubula. - Four on Media and Communications - with a clear call to own and tell African stores less told, by Mimi Kalinda, Nereya Otieno, Adeline Sede Kamga and Julian Spezzati. - One on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) innovations by Chuma Asuzu. It is worth noting that we were unable to get a similar submission about an all-girls code club and to acknowledge the focus and role of STEM in Africa's sustainable development agendas. We hope to inspire more leaders to action: We: Collaborative and accountable leaders, taking unified action. Will: The leadership WILL, grit and courage to do something, anything, now and for the future, demonstrated through action-oriented and aspirational leadership. Lead: Everyday leaders, motivated by service, in every sector, including emerging leaders from marginalised groups. Africa: A focus on a prosperous continent, where divides are bridged and leaders work across boundaries and borders to achieve a broader success.