Every so often, the Board and Staff of Health In Harmony like to share some of the current books on their nightstand. Books feed our curiosity about nature, humanity, and everything in between. Particularly in these times of troubling or even overwhelming news, reading a good book is one of the best ways to reinforce our optimism for and commitment to a healthy planet with healthy people. Here are our Summer Reading picks for 2018:
This book guides you through how to Radically Listen to children, from the very beginning of their life. It applies to your relationships with adults also :)
-Martini, Grants Manager
The Human Age
by Diane Ackerman
"Its all about the Anthropocene here and some neat solutions to address the ills of our planet...not many solutions, however are applicable outside of highly developed and resource rich countries...one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a long time though!"
-Ashley, Program Director
by Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken is a favorite among our staff and board. In fact, Board Member Jo Whitehouse presented every board member with a copy of his latest book Drawdown at our last meeting, and everyone has been working their way through this critical information about the best things we as a global community can do to protect our climate. Jo adds that, "Drawdown is particularly relevant for HIH because our work touches directly 9 of the top 15 solutions that are included in Hawken’s assessment."
The River Why
by David James Duncan
"This is one of my favorite novels. Published by the Sierra Club, this is a story that starts out about fishing - but morphs into a powerful treatise on growing up, communing with Nature, and modern life." (Note: There is also a 2010 film adaptation)
-Jonathan Jennings, Executive Director
(Featured Image: Nina Finley)