Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
Come one, come all! Let's take a break from all our technologies and get back to the good ole days of the simplicity of reading. Reading has tons of health benefits like lowering stress, improves brain connectivity, fights depression symptoms, and can help with sleep aid!
Now imagine this, all those benefits WHILE being productive in learning something new! We think that's a powerful duo, especially when paired with books about the environment, climate change, and overall knowledge to be better humans. This blog is intended to get you inspired to read, get back outside, and ignite that lifelong student within! So come along, let's check out these inspiring reads!
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, And The Teaching of Plants
Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer is a botanist of the Potawatami Nation who combines her traditional ecological knowledge and scientific ecological knowledge to poetically share the tales of what we can learn from our Earth. This is a must read and personal favorite! If this trips your trigger, she also has a great book on moss!
Kiss The Ground
Kiss The Ground by Josh Tickell challenges our greatest threat- climate change. His solution? Simply soil. Soil has the power to suck carbon from the air to reverse climate change impacts and produce the foods we need to heal our body and save the world. If reading isn't your thing, they as well produced a documentary that will change your world!
No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference
Greta Thunberg took the world by storm with her powerful climate change advocacy, inspiring youth all across the globe to take action. No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference compromises of her moving speeches centered around the climate crisis. If you want to feel SUPER inspired, this is for you. And again, we encourage you to read, but she also has a great documentary.
This ones for all my philosophers! Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is one of the best selling environmental novels of all time. The story entails of a conversation between a gorilla and man about the way humans have developed an unsustainable society. The gorilla encourages reflection on man's fundamental beliefs with their place in this world...and that's all I'm gonna say!