London Environmental Book Club

The London Environmental Book Club is a community group that works to connect individuals interested in environmentalism, and local & world environmental issues through reading and discussing environmentally-focused books, sourced from the local library. This book club is not managed by the London Environmental network - it is grassroots organized by community members who you can reach at environmentlondon@gmail.com,

Through readings and discussion groups we aim to educate ourselves about environmental issues and take individual and collective action. We also seek ways to spread our knowledge to others and encourage them to take action.

The London Environmental Book Club is a free, drop-in, friendly group that meets regularly each month at the London Public Library, Central Branch (251 Dundas St.) in the Tonda Room. If you are interested in connecting with other green-minded folks, expanding your knowledge on environmental issues, asking questions, and making new friends, this is the perfect space for you! We invite you to follow the London Environmental Book Club on Facebook, and stay up to date with our books & meetings by regularly checking this page and the LEN events calendar. 
Contact the London Environmental Book Club leaders at environmentlondon@gmail.com

Updates: Monthly Meeting Change

We will be switching the meeting night to the second Monday of the month starting in December!

Current Book:

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, Essays by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Wendell Berry

"Combining the thoughts and beliefs from a diverse range of essayists, this collection highlights the current ecological crisis and articulates a much-needed spiritual response to it.

Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth.

Perspectives from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American beliefs as well as physics, deep psychology, and other environmental disciplines, make this a well-rounded contribution."


Upcoming Books:

December: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abrams

January: Anishinaabe Mino-Bimaadiziwin - The Way of a Good Life: An Examination of Anishinaabe Philosophy, Ethics and Traditional Knowledge by D'Arcy Rheault

February: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future by Thomas Berry


Past Books:

Overdressed, Elizabeth L. Cline 

“Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.”
—Katha Pollitt
 
Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more.
 
Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?

 

 

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