Mon, Mar 25|
March Book Club Discussion
Join us for a discussion of The Big Fix: Seven Practical Steps to Save Our Planet!
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
About the event
At our initial kickoff meeting, the attendees voted between 8 intriguing-sounding books and decided to read...The Big Fix, by Hal Harvey and Justin Gillis! Our erstwhile member mentor Sean promises it's not depressing, not dense, very engaging, and not too long! Don't worry if you couldn't make the kick-off meeting; the actual book discussion will be Monday March 25 at 5:30pm, so mark your calendars and go find a copy. LA libraries have it available in paper book form, as an e-book, and as an audiobook, so however you prefer to read, they've got you covered.
Keep reading for the book blurb that sparked our group's interest...
"If you think the only thing you can do to combat climate change is to install a smart thermostat or cook plant-based meat, you’re thinking too small.
In The Big Fix, energy policy advisor Hal Harvey and longtime New York Times reporter Justin Gillis offer a new, hopeful way to engage with one of the greatest problems of our age. Writing in a lively, accessible style, the pair illuminate how the really big decisions that affect our climate get made—whether by the most obscure public utilities commissions or in the lofty halls of state capitols—and reveal how each of us can influence these decisions to deliver change. The pair focus on the seven areas of our political economy where ambitious but practical changes will have the greatest effect: from what kind of power plants to build to how much insulation new houses require to how efficient cars must be before they’re allowed on the road.
Equal parts pragmatic and inspiring—and “full of illustrative stories and compelling evidence” (Al Gore)—The Big Fix provides an action plan for anyone serious about holding our governments accountable and saving our threatened planet."