“This book could not be more timely, more charming, more useful, or more needed! Anyone who cares about our small and lovely state will want to spend time with it – its impact will spread beyond Vermont’s borders.” - Bill McKibben
A collaboration among New England conservation organizations and conservationists, this work, grounded in experience and science, presents readers with stories, essays, and resources to guide and inspire action in favor of nature and biodiversity everywhere.
A lifelong observer of nature, E. O. Wilson noted what we all must: Of all the challenges facing the planet, the loss of biodiversity and the current extinction crisis are among the gravest. In the face of this, and in light of Wilson’s optimism in spite of it, Our Better Nature offers messages of hope.
- Stories of creative citizens whose successes with protecting and restoring nature are examples we can apply anywhere.
- Essays by regional experts who help us understand the power of resilient ecosystems, of nature education for all ages, and Vermont’s dedication to conservation science.
- Resources for turning our collective desire to protect biodiversity into actions that do.
At this event, you’ll hear readings and conversation among several contributors to the book – Alicia Daniel, Director of the Vermont Master Naturalist Program, George Schenk, farmer and CEO of American Flatbread, and Curt Lindberg, editor of the book and Co-founder of the Vermont Alliance for Half-Earth. The conversation will be hosted by local resident Tom Roberts.