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Being the change : live well and spark a climate revolution

Author: Peter Kalmus
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alarmed by drastic changes in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the change explores the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Kalmus, Peter, 1974-
Being the change.
(CaOONL)20179028383
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Kalmus, Peter, 1974-
Being the change.
Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, 2017
(OCoLC)985966341
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kalmus
ISBN: 9780865718531 0865718539 0865718598 9780865718593
OCLC Number: 959036120
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) 2018 (United States)
Runner-up for Nautilus Book Award 2017 (United States)
Description: xiii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Predicament. Waking up --
Beyond green --
Global warming : the science --
Global warming : the outlook --
Growth always ends --
Our mindset --
Part II: A mammal in the biosphere. Trailheads into the wilderness --
Like to bike --
Leaving fossil fuel --
Slow travel --
Meditation, a foundation of change --
Reconnecting with Mother Earth --
Opting out of a broken system --
Collective action --
Community --
Love.
Responsibility: by Peter Kalmus.

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How a climate scientist and suburban father cut his climate impact down to one tenth the US average and became happier because of it. Being the Change merges science, spirituality, and practical  Read more...

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