The Environmental Resource Center will host an environmental book discussion series every third Tuesday and Wednesday of the month through May from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants have the option of meeting Tuesdays in Ketchum at the ERC Office (471 Washington Ave.) or on Wednesdays in Hailey at the Wood River Sustainability Center (308 S. River St.).  

    According to a news release from the ERC, each month, participants will read a contemporary book on a selected environmental topic that both inspires them and provides them with the tools necessary to make positive change in the community and beyond.  Hadley DeBree of the ERC will then facilitate an interactive discussion of the book at both locations.  This series is free and open to the public, and participants are welcome to drop in each month.    

    The dates are Feb. 28 and March 1; March 21 and 22; April 18 and 19; and May 16 and 17.

    In February, participants will read J.B. MacKinnon’s “The Once and Future World: Nature as It Was, as It Is, as It Could Be,” which will examine the history of nature, how it is currently seen and how actions may be taken to protect it.

    In March, participants will see the environmental crisis through the eyes of millennials in Julie Dunlap and Susan A. Cohen’s “Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet.”

    In April, Mary Ellen Hannibal’s “Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in the Age of Extinction” will look at how everyday people are working to slow mass extinction through citizen science.

    In May, Kenneth Worthy’s “Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment” will explore people’s disconnect with the natural environment, the negative consequences that has and solutions to it.

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