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Being the change : live well and spark a climate revolution
Kalmus, Peter, author.
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Publication Information:
Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2017]

Physical Description:
xiii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alarmed by drastic changes in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.
Part I: Predicament. Waking up -- Beyond green -- Global warming : the science -- Global warming : the outlook -- Growth always ends -- Our mindset -- Part II: A mammal in the biosphere. Trailheads into the wilderness -- Like to bike -- Leaving fossil fuel -- Slow travel -- Meditation, a foundation of change -- Reconnecting with Mother Earth -- Opting out of a broken system -- Collective action -- Community -- Love.

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