Dustin Lee

2017 Happenings: What We've Been Up To

Whew! Island Press kicked off 2017 with a number of new efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable world. Here are just a few updates on how your support is promoting the best ideas on the environment.

SHARE: Island Press is taking action to educate Congress on the science of climate change and its implications for our economy. Last month, the Island Press team personally delivered The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change by Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein the newest members of Congress. Based on the latest report from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this book entertains while it educates readers on one of the most pressing issues of our time. We’ll be following up with each representative in the coming weeks.

READ: Just last week, we published Resilience Matters 2016: Sustainable, Equitable Solutions, a compilation of our work over the past year download your free e-book here.  Working to deliver ideas on urban resilience in the age of climate change quickly, we have crafted and placed 100 articles in Salon, The Guardian, Grist, The Huffington Post, and many other outlets. To stay up to date on our latest content, follow us on Medium.

JOIN: You’re invited to next month’s free webinar featuring Chuck Wolfe, author of Seeing the Better City. Wolfe shows how to use our powers of observation to understand and improve the places we live, work, and visit. Hosted with our partner the Security & Sustainability Forum, Wolfe will be joined by Lynn Richards, President and CEO of The Congress for New Urbanism, and moderator Tom Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Register here for the March 2nd event.

Your support is the foundation of everything we do here at Island Press. So thank you for being a part of our community.

P.S. Check out this sneak peak of our newest book, Nature’s Allies by Larry Nielsen—a collection of eight illuminating biographies that show why passion, persistence, and partnerships are the keys to progress in conservation.