The cover of This Sweet Earth book against a background of yellow flowers.
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Date & Time Details: Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Location: Zoom

Contact: Logan
loganr@kirkridge.org

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This Sweet Earth: A Virtual Book Release Celebration

With Lydia Wylie-Kellerman

September 12, 2024

The event is free. Register to receive the zoom link.

Join us in raising a glass to celebrate the release of Lydia Wylie-Kellermann’s This Sweet Earth: Walking with our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse. There will be a couple of readings, brief reflection, Q/As, and a time to celebrate.

About the book:

We are living in an era of climate collapse. We feel it in small ways: when the snow falls less or the cherry blossoms bloom too early. And in large ways: when our streets flood and entire towns burn to the ground.

Climate anxiety touches nearly everything we do, but perhaps nothing so intimately as our parenting. It leaves an impossible task for those of us raising children. What do we tell our kids when the air quality is too bad to go ride bikes? What skills will they need if systems collapse? And what do we do with the fear, grief, and anger we feel as parents?

In This Sweet Earth: Walking with Our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse, parent, activist, and writer Lydia Wylie-Kellermann wrestles with these questions and dares to argue that while the future remains unknown, there is still awe and wonder, love and struggle, gratitude and overwhelming joy to be found. As we raise our children toward this uncertain future, Wylie-Kellermann helps us see that those same children shift our posture, slow us down, and invite us to fall in love with the ground on which we stand.

The event is free. Register to receive the zoom link.

Join us in raising a glass to celebrate the release of Lydia Wylie-Kellermann’s This Sweet Earth: Walking with our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse. There will be a couple of readings, brief reflection, Q/As, and a time to celebrate.

About the book:
We are living in an era of climate collapse. We feel it in small ways: when the snow falls less or the cherry blossoms bloom too early. And in large ways: when our streets flood and entire towns burn to the ground.

Climate anxiety touches nearly everything we do, but perhaps nothing so intimately as our parenting. It leaves an impossible task for those of us raising children. What do we tell our kids when the air quality is too bad to go ride bikes? What skills will they need if systems collapse? And what do we do with the fear, grief, and anger we feel as parents?

In This Sweet Earth: Walking with Our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse, parent, activist, and writer Lydia Wylie-Kellermann wrestles with these questions and dares to argue that while the future remains unknown, there is still awe and wonder, love and struggle, gratitude and overwhelming joy to be found. As we raise our children toward this uncertain future, Wylie-Kellermann helps us see that those same children shift our posture, slow us down, and invite us to fall in love with the ground on which we stand.

You can purchase the book wherever books are sold.
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Broadleaf Books

Leader

Lydia Wylie-Kellerman
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann is a writer, editor, activist, and mother. She is the director of Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center and editor of Geez magazine, which explores the intersection of activism, art, and spirit. She is the editor of The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World. She lives with her partner and two boys at Kirkridge on Lenape land now known as Bangor, Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Lydia Wylie-Kellerman