This, my friends is not a dye book: this is a save your life book. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis is a book I wanted to read but it sold out so quickly we had to wait for the reprint. We had just gone through 10 days of the worst air quality on the planet in a region that was burning out of control when I heard about All We Can Save. I was totally freaked out after Covid and the wildfires, and could not wait to get my hands on it. Now it is here.
This anthology contains deep and rich ideas about how women are organizing into leadership roles to confront climate change. Clear voices representing generations, races, cultures, science, technology and art help us understand what happened to the world and how we can save all we can. Get ready because the women artists, writers, activists, thinkers are both moving and inspiring. They are leading us away from fear and despair and toward the truth and effective action. Edited by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson.
From the publisher:
Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE
All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States. Including scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race. It aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society.
This book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world. It intermixes essays with poetry and art. It bolsters our resolve never to give up on one another or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save.
Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson.
With essays and poems by:
Emily Atkin • Xiye Bastida • Ellen Bass • Colette Pichon Battle • Jainey K. Bavishi • Janine Benyus • adrienne maree brown • Régine Clément • Abigail Dillen • Camille T. Dungy • Rhiana Gunn-Wright • Joy Harjo • Katharine Hayhoe • Mary Annaïse Heglar • Jane Hirshfield • Mary Anne Hitt • Ailish Hopper • Tara Houska, Zhaabowekwe • Emily N. Johnston • Joan Naviyuk Kane • Naomi Klein • Kate Knuth • Ada Limón • Louise Maher-Johnson • Kate Marvel • Gina McCarthy • Anne Haven McDonnell • Sarah Miller • Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset
• Susanne C. Moser • Lynna Odel • Sharon Olds • Mary Oliver • Kate Orff • Jacqui Patterson • Leah Penniman • Catherine Pierce • Marge Piercy • Kendra Pierre-Louis • Varshini • Prakash • Janisse Ray • Christine E. Nieves Rodriguez • Favianna Rodriguez • Cameron Russell • Ash Sanders • Judith D. Schwartz • Patricia Smith • Emily Stengel • Sarah Stillman • Leah Cardamore Stokes • Amanda Sturgeon • Maggie Thomas • Heather McTeer Toney • Alexandria Villaseñor • Alice Walker • Amy Westervelt • Jane Zelikova