New Event: MNYCEM May Book Club and Dinner Discussion- Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest

From: Cathy
Sent on: Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:49 PM
Announcing a new event for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: MNYCEM May Book Club and Dinner Discussion- Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest

When: Wednesday, December 19, 7:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Announcing the Metro NYC Environmental Meetup Monthly Book Club and Dinner Discussion

Each month we'll read books with varying environmental topics and meet at a restaurant and have a discussion over dinner. Yes you need to read the book (or at least part of the book ) to come to dinner. :)

This Month we'll be reading:
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

This month's restaurant is:
Vegetarian Dim Sum House
http://www.vegetariandshouse.com/

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Review From Booklist:
The profusion of good causes and the nonprofit groups that advance them can seem laughably overwhelming, but without altruistic grass-roots efforts, the world would be a far less merciful place. Environmentalist Hawken believes that we are in the midst of a world-changing rise of activist groups, all "working toward ecological sustainability and social justice." Rather than an ideological or centralized movement, this coalescence is a spontaneous and organic response to the recognition that environmental problems are social-justice problems. Writing with zest, clarity, and a touch of wonder, Hawken compares this gathering of forces to the human immune system. Just as antibodies rally when the body is under threat, people are joining together to defend life on Earth. Hawken offers a fascinating history of our perception of nature and human rights and assesses the role indigenous cultures are playing in the quest for ecological responsibility and economic fairness. Hawken also presents an unprecedented map to this new "social landscape" that includes a classification system defining astonishingly diverse concerns, ranging from farming to child welfare, ocean preservation, and beyond. Fresh and informative, Hawken's inspired overview charts much that is right in the world. Donna Seaman
Copyright ? American Library Association. All rights reserved
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**Please try to update your RSVP as the day of the event gets closer. If you're not a definite, it's okay to say maybe and change your RSVP to yes or no later on. Thanks!

I'm still taking recommendations for books for the next few months (email Cathy your suggestions and if you did and it's not in the poll email it to me again :))
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Subway:
J/M/Z/N/Q/R/6/W to Canal St.
B/D to Grand St.
F to E. Broadway
The restaurant is south of Canal on Pell St. between Mott and Bowery

Learn more here:
http://environment.meetup.com/289/calendar/6825890/

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