For so long, we in the environmental movement have done a disservice to ourselves, speaking about the urgency of our mission from a place of fear and loss. We were well-meaning, but ultimately caused people to tune out because the numbers lacked context and meaning, and because the solutions seemed so complicated and out of reach.
With the publication of Drawdown in 2017, all of that changed. Instead of doom, Drawdown offers hope — fully vetted solutions that only need scale to solve for climate change and actually reverse global warming.
It’s an idea whose time has come, and people all over the world are breathing life into it, including the writers and artists behind All We Can Save (Penguin Random House 2020). Edited by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson, this anthology might just be the perfect gift for the environmentalists on your holiday list, as it offers a beautiful collection of essays, poems and art that serve to illuminate our way forward. All in all, the book features works by more than 40 women at the forefront of the climate movement, all of whom give voice to the idea that climate leadership that is more feminine — that is, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration — can create transformational change.
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is a friend of Drawdown Georgia, serving on our research team and lending her expert point of view based on her work as a communications executive of Project Drawdown. We’re honored to know her and many of the contributors, including Biomimicry Institute’s Janine Benyus, author and activist Naomi Klein, the former head of Living Future, Amanda Sturgeon, and journalist Amy Westervelt.
All We Can Save is available in print, audio and as an ebook, wherever you purchase books.