As the Keystone XL pipeline clears a hurdle, we await word from the Obama administration. A New York Times article sums up the plan well:
Environmentalists said they were dismayed at some of the reportâ€™s conclusions and disputed its objectivity, but they also said it offered Mr. Obama reasons to reject the pipeline. They said they planned to intensify efforts to try to influence Mr. Kerryâ€™s decision. For more than two years, environmentalists have protested the project and been arrested in demonstrations against it around the country. But many Republicans and oil industry executives, who support the pipeline because they say it creates jobs and increases supplies from a friendly source of oil, embraced the findings.
Here at GWP, we are involved on a local level with 350-Vermont. A review of our new book, So Little Time, was published on the 350-Vermont website:
So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis is a new book from an emerging Vermont publishing company, Green Writers Press. The book is a compilation of poetry and images from many authors and photographers, including the editor himself, Greg Delanty. After about ten minutes of reading ,it was clear that it is more than just a â€śreadâ€ť; this book is an experience. It affected me, filling me up with deeper awareness and beauty.
This book is, quite literally, close to home. Greg Delantey, as editor, collected poetry from a wide range of authors and photographers from across the world. John Elder penned the forward of the book, and Dede Cummings founded Green Writers Press and published the compilation. These participants are all local Vermonters, and they are all actively involved in what we do here at 350 Vermont.
Bill McKibben, an â€śenvoyâ€ť for the book, stated: â€śEnvironmentalists long ago won the scientific battle, but we need to reach peopleâ€™s hearts as well. This superb volume will do exactly that.â€ť His words ring true. The poems and images reach deep to pull our souls and minds into new dimensions, and they have a personal, healing value for me as I follow the activist path and put in daily efforts for 350 Vermont.
Regardless of the $30 price tag, I strongly suggest you buy it. The proceeds go to 350.org (international), and to 350 Vermont! Think of it as a donation! However, if you canâ€™t afford it, I suggest spending time with the book at a friendâ€™s house, the book store, the library (soon!), or even the 350 Vermont office here in Burlington!
â€”Joan & Bethany
We have been invited to do a presentation and workshop on green publishing with the Green Writers Press model at The Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writersâ€™ Conference this summer!
The new conference is to be an annual, week-long writersâ€™ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writersâ€™ Conference model, thatâ€™s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writersâ€™ Conference, Orion magazine, and Middlebury Collegeâ€™s Environmental Studies Program.
Monday, June 9 â€“ Sunday, June 15, 2014. The conference will take place at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont
Dede is scheduled with GWP editor, Robin MacArthur, June 11-12th. We are psyched about this! Here is the website for more information, and to apply! http://www.middlebury.edu/blwc/BLOrion
We are creating a new events page, one for each book, as we are growing quickly and people want to keep track…
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helping us spread the word!
â€”Dede, Robin, and Cheyenne