A special thank you to Sarah Dorsey for maintaining the book group this semester, and contributing this information to the blog.
This semester the Sustainability Book Group has been reading Sleeping Naked is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days by Vanessa Farquharson. We take the view that we know people are busy, so we have three meetings on one book each semester. That way you can feel free to come to the meeting even if you have not read the book at all (well, by the third one, we hope you’ve at least cracked it :). Sleeping Naked is Green has been a good one because it is very listy and we’ve had fun sharing our reactions to things on the list which vary from: already doing that, not sure I could do that, wish I could do that, I would never do that, I was inspired to try this, to… is she crazy?
The meetings have been small but engaging because we have discussions that are based on comparing the book we are reading with the lives we are living, so direct experience, not just theoretical. And you can debate all you want about whether it is making a difference, but if it makes you feel better, isn’t that worth something?