Boston Book Festival 2021 Boston Book Festival 2021

Environmental Activism: How To Protect the Planet and Yourself

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Laurie David
Imagine It!: A Handbook for a Happier Planet, Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Laurie David is a producer, author, and environmental advocate. She has written two cookbooks and a children’s book on global warming, which has been published in eight languages, and she has executive produced the documentaries Fed Up, The Biggest Little Farm, The Social Dilemma, and the Academy Award–winning An Inconvenient Truth.

Tatiana Schlossberg
Inconspicuous Consumption, Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Tatiana Schlossberg is an award-winning journalist and former New York Times science writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Her book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, about the unseen environmental and climate impacts of the Internet and technology, food, fashion and fuel, won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2020. She lives in New York.

Have you considered liquid soap lately? You know, the kind in a plastic bottle with a pump? Laurie David, documentary filmmaker, activist, and author of Imagine It: A Handbook for a Happier Planet, explains that liquid soap was a solution in search of a problem, and if we all switched back to bar soap, the world would be a better place. Turns out that ubiquitous plastic bottle is depositing microplastic in our bodies, the ocean, and everywhere else. This, and many other ideas on how we can all become environmental activists, will be the topic of the conversation between Laurie and Tatiana Schlossberg, whose book Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have won first place in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award. The time for personal and collective action is now, so tune in and join these engaging and engaged women for a lively discussion of what you can do, sponsored by Cambridge Trust.