Adina Merenlender and "Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California"

  • Posted on: 9 November 2021
  • By: readersbooks

Join us on Wednesday, January 5th at 6pm to see author and conservation biologist Adina Merenlender discuss her book Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California.

While we all know that climate change has become a global and local issue, it can be hard not to feel overwhelmed by the scope and discouraged by the lack of nation-state leadership. California in particular has been particularly vulnerable to climate challenges—but is also among the forerunners of environmental action. Merenlender and her co-author Brendan Buhler, showcase the driving forces behind that movement, providing hope and inspiration for the groundwork to prevent climate disruption. Original drawings by Obi Kauffman, author of The California Field Atlas, add an artistic element to the text. By spanning diverse biosystems and the equally diverse climate stewards who work to protect them, Climate Stewardship gives much needed hope to everyone who loves the natural world. 

Between Indigenous leaders and community members of color addressing climate justice, the power of collective action and connection offers hope for a better future. The book shares stories from everyday people across ten distinct bioregions, including addressing the hard work of activists from Sonoma County and North Bay. Be inspired to join in the effort to help protect the world we live in.

Adina Merenlender is an internationally recognized conservation biologist who has published more than 100 scientific research articles as a Cooperative Extension Specialist at UC Berkeley. Her work focuses on land-use planning, watershed science, landscape connectivity, and stewardship training.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California By Adina Merenlender, Brendan Buhler, Greg Sarris (Foreword by), Obi Kaufmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adina Merenlender, Brendan Buhler, Greg Sarris (Foreword by), Obi Kaufmann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780520378940
Published: University of California Press - September 7th, 2021