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Sustainable Living Book Club — Breakthrough: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

Feb 17 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for a free and lively discussion of important issues facing us today. The goal of the Sustainable Calgary Book Club is to share books and discussions that help us understand the world and our place in it in a different way.  This can change the way we experience the world and the way we act in our day-to-day lives, opening new possibilities for environmental sustainability, social justice and peace. Last year we launched the book club and it has been a great opportunity to chat about issues. Feel free to join us and drop in - even if you have not read the book. It is the issues and themes that spark the discussion.

The Book Club is sponsored by  Calgary Public Library, Sustainable Calgary and the Eco-Living Fair. Everyone is welcome to join in for one session or all of them and you are welcome even if you have not read the book. It is your opinion on the issues that builds an interesting discussion.

Breakthrough:  From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

by Ted Norhaus and Michael Shellenberger

In the fall of 2004, two young environmentalists, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, triggered a firestorm of controversy with their essay, "The Death of Environmentalism." In it they argued that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can't deal with global warming. Society has changed, and our politics have not kept up. Old style environmentalism must die, they concluded, so that something new can be born. Break Through delivers on the authors' promise to articulate a new politics for a new century, one focused on aspirations, not complaints, human possibility, not limits.


4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 8, 2010 by Anonymous

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