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Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food and a Green New Deal

This "Good Reads on Earth" event brings you a conversation with author and activist Ronnie Cummins on his new book, "Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food and a Green New Deal".

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Grassroots Rising is a passionate call to action for the global body politic, providing practical solutions for how to survive―and thrive―in catastrophic times. Author Ronnie Cummins aims to educate and inspire citizens worldwide to organize and become active participants in preventing ecological collapse.

This book offers a blueprint for building and supercharging a grassroots Regeneration Movement based on consumer activism, farmer innovation, political change, and regenerative finance―embodied most recently by the proposed Green New Deal in the US. Cummins asserts that the solution lies right beneath our feet and at the end of our forks through the transformation of our broken food system. Using regenerative agriculture practices that restore our agricultural and grazing lands, we can sequester massive amounts of carbon in the soil. Coupled with an aggressive transition toward renewables, he argues that we have the power to not only mitigate and slow down climate change, but actually reverse global warming.

On January 30 in Cambridge, MA, author Ronnie Cummins and Living on Earth Host Steve Curwood will discuss how a regenerative agriculture movement can empower farmers and consumers in the fight against climate change.


Please RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite.

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About the guest:

Ronnie Cummins is founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit, US-based network of more than two million consumers dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and regenerative system of food, farming, and commerce. Cummins also serves on the steering committee of Regeneration International and OCA’s Mexican affiliate, Vía Organic.

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This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books.

Sponsored by Living on Earth, The Cambridge Public Library, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.

Free event open to the public.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

Join the nationally-syndicated radio show & podcast Living on Earth and Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus for a live interview about his new book, The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court.

Please note that registration is required on Eventbrite .

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When the Supreme Court announced its ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA, the decision was immediately hailed as a landmark. But this was the farthest thing from anyone’s mind when Joe Mendelson, an idealistic lawyer working on a shoestring budget for an environmental organization no one had heard of, decided to press his quixotic case.

The Rule of Five tells the story of an unexpected triumph. We see how accidents, infighting, luck, superb lawyering, and the arcane practices of the Supreme Court collided to produce a legal miracle. An acclaimed advocate, Richard Lazarus reveals the personal dynamics of the justices and dramatizes the workings of the Court. The final ruling, by a razor-thin 5-4 margin, made possible important environmental safeguards which the Trump administration now seeks to unravel.

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This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit loe.org.

This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, The Cambridge Public Library, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.

This is a free event open to the public.

Please register on Eventbrite here.


Books will be available for sale and signing
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