Climate Action for Busy People by Cate Mingoya-LaFortune | An Island Press Book

Cate Mingoya-LaFortune, author of Climate Action for Busy People, in conversation with David Sittenfeld at Porter Square Books

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 - 7:00pm
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

Porter Square Books is thrilled to welcome Cate Mingoya-LaFortune for the release of her book Climate Action for Busy People! David Sittenfeld, Director of The Center for the Environment at the Museum of Science, Boston will join Mingoya-LaFortune in conversation. This event will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140).

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As unprecedented heat waves, storms of the century, and devastating fires impact cities across the country, the time to create climate resilient communities is now. While large-scale innovations in policy and technology are necessary to preserve the planet, the wisest and most lasting adaptation solutions originate at the local level. However, with something as large as the climate crisis, it can be hard to know where to begin.     

Climate Action for Busy People is a hopeful and realistic roadmap for individuals and groups who want to boost climate preparedness and move the needle towards environmental justice. Drawing from her professional and personal success in climate adaptation and community organizing, Cate Mingoya-LaFortune begins with a brief history of why our communities look the way they do (spoiler, it’s not an accident!) and how that affects how vulnerable we are to climate risks. Each chapter will help readers scale up their actions, from identifying climate solutions that an individual or small group can pull off in a handful of weekends, like tree plantings or depaving parties, to advocating for change at the municipal level through coalition-building and data collection. It’s not too late for people of all ages and skill levels to create climate safe neighborhoods.  

Climate Action for Busy People is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to make lasting and equitable improvements that will make their communities climate resilient.

This event is hosted by Porter Square Books.