Upcoming event: Evolving Beyond Animal Ag

Imagine that you’re an nth-generation farmer and you’ve been raised to continue business as usual in animal agriculture. But you can’t help but notice that the world is changing around you. People are eating less meat, consuming less dairy. Animals activists (such as myself) are saying cows and sheep and pigs and chickens deserve peaceful …

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Book Review: The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan

There’s nothing like a new year to inspire lifestyle changes, and there is no better time than now to pick up The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan by Jasmin Singer & VegNews Magazine. This gorgeous book, whose subtitle is Look Good, Feel Good & Do Good in 30 Days, is a perfect companion for those who …

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Learn about the state of the world’s sea turtles

You can’t be a literary advocate for animals if you don’t know very much about them. Which is why I try to absorb as much as I can from naturalists in the field. And the Oceanic Society has been an inspiring source of research and information. I most recently learned how they use drones to …

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Join Rewilding Our Stories

Our friends Mary Woodbury of Dragonfly.eco and Lovis Geir from Ecofictology have partnered to create a virtual community of writers and readers passionate about environmental literature. The network is hosted on Discord and you are invited to join. Here’s more about Rewilding Our Stories: Rewilding Our Stories is a safe place for readers, writers, publishers…basically …

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Join a virtual event with Sitka residents

In the free Zoom event on November 5th, you’ll hear from the following Sitka residents: Craig See an ecosystem scientist interested in how carbon and nutrients move through forest landscapes. His current research focuses on the ways that mycorrhizal fungi, which live symbiotically with tree roots, influence carbon storage in soils. Grace Munakata is a …

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Upcoming Virtual Event: Women Writing the Natural World

Here’s an excellent event coming up this Monday at 7pm PST on Zoom and Facebook. The event features writers Corinna Cook, Marybeth Holleman, Adrienne Lindholm and Nancy Lord, moderated by Libby Roderick. More info below… Women Writing the Natural World Oct 19, 2020 6:00 PM Alaska (7:00 PST) Join the Zoom Meeting here:https://zoom.us/j/94709301572 Meeting ID: 947 0930 1572

Upcoming online writing workshops at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

If there is an upside to this pandemic (and I realize I’m grasping) it is that there are a wealth of online writing programs now available. I wanted to draw your attention to two upcoming programs at the wonderful Sitka Center for Art in Ecology in our home state of Oregon: Changing in PlaceInstructor: Nancy …

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Book Review: Phoenix Zones by Hope Ferdowsian

Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives by Hope Ferdowsian, MD, is among the many compassionate, powerful, inspiring books the world needs now. This slender book about trauma and healing portrays the lives of human and nonhuman animals from myriad parts of the world, examining the ways in which suffering—and healing—is universal across  borders …

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Book review: PROTEST KITCHEN by Carol J. Adams and Virginia Messina

Carol J. Adams, best known for her groundbreaking book The Sexual Politics of Meat, has teamed up with dietician Virginia Messina to create Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time, an inspiring guide for all who care about social justice, animal rights, and our planet.  With …

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