Ecosystem Restoration Discussion Circle by Planet People Project
Planet People Project is the library's proactive program series about building resilient communities and ecosystems. Each month, we host two events exploring a different theme on the topic of sustainability:
- Discussion Circle
March's theme is: ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
Saturday, 3/16/19 at 2pm
See discussion materials below of what to read and watch
- Guest Speaker.
March's guest speakers are from Occidental Art's & Ecology Center's Bring Back the Beaver campaign.
Saturday, 3/2/19 at 2pm.
For details, click here
DISCUSSION CIRCLE MATERIALS
- Books and Articles
- "Leave it to Beavers: the key to a better North Bay environment," by James Knight. The Bohemian. June 26, 2018
- Eager: The surprising secret life of beavers and why they matter by Ben Goldfarb
- Beaver in California: Creating a Culture of Stewardship by Kate Lundquist with Brock Dolman, also available for checkout here.
- Basins of Relations: a citizen's guide to protecting and restoring our watersheds by Brock Dolman and Kate Lundquist, also available for checkout here.
- Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Edited by Paul Hawken (also available in e-book here, and e-audiobook here).
- Earth Repair by Leila Darwish (E-book version is also available here).
The Green Belt Movement : sharing the approach and the experience by Wangari Maathai
- "Introduction to Mycoremediation," Chapter 22 of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation by Tradd Cotter
- "Mycoremediation," Chapter 7 of Mycelium running : how mushrooms can help save the world by Paul Stamets
- Can Dirt Save the Earth? by Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times, April 18, 2018 (NY Times online available free with your library card)!
- 'Eat Less Meat' Ignores the Role of Animals in the Ecosystem by Ariel Greenwood, Civil Eats, 1/26/2018
- "Hit Fossil Fuels Where it Hurts - the Bottom Line," by Bill McKibben. Rolling Stone. May 21, 2018
- Junk raft : an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution by Marcus Eriksen
- "A running list of action on plastic pollution," National Geographic, 1/17/19
- "Climate Change Needs Behavior Change," Center for the Behavior and Environment
"Living in a Fire Ecology: Relationship, Destruction, Regeneration" with Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Skills Center in Sebastopol
Available through the library's free streaming service, Kanopy
- Taking Root: The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
- Bring Back the Beaver Campaign: https://oaec.org/projects/bring-back-the-beaver-campaign/
- Climate Action Night, Santa Rosa Junior College, April 24th, 2019
- Savory Institute (Holistic Land Management and Regenartive Agriculture): https://www.savory.global/
- Zero Waste, 350 Sonoma: http://350sonoma.org/zero-waste
- Roseland EPA Brownfield Project: Site Reuse & Revitalization Program https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/Roseland-EPA-Brownfield-Project/
- Laguna Foundation of Santa Rosa: Restoration Projects
- Break Free from Plastic: https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/
- Plastic Pollution Coalition: https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/
- Ecosystem Restoration Camps: https://www.ecosystemrestorationcamps.org/
- The Bay Area's Greenbelt Alliance
- Fossil Free California: https://fossilfreeca.org/
Ask your librarian for help accessing the above discussion materials.
150 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa
- Saturday, March 16, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Northwest Santa Rosa Library