It's Earth Week!
We thought a fun way to get the conversation going around the environmental issues and outlying factors presented by Earth Week would be to have babblers list their favourite books/movies/articles/websites that address these issues.
Earth Week, beginning today April 16 and ending with Earth Day on April 22, is supposed to be a time of positive action and results, and what better way to achieve awareness than for babblers to discuss what issues are important to them, and what mediums have affected and enriched their knowledge on those issues.
For example, the babble book lounge kicked off the week with a recap of the Babble Book Club's discussion of Straphanger with special guest Eric Doherty. The discussion talks about important environmental issues such as the climate crises, destructive car culture and freeway system and sustainable transit, and also other issues that are correlated with environmental issues such as gentrification, city planning and health issues.
Straphanger was a great read on transit-oriented living and the benefits of public transportation, but also raised a lot of other questions on the issues of what is best for a city.
Also, last year we read, watched, and discussed the book and film documentary Food Inc., which discussed the alternative food movement and the problems with factory-produced foods. We got to talking about how and why we eat, and what ideally we would change, and what we just would not budge on!
So, with that, we want to hear from you!
What books inspired you to make a change? What articles and writers continue to inform your daily view? What movies do you recommend to friends who want to learn more?
Let us know below!