What We're Reading

WEC's team of voracious readers recommends their all-time favorite books and what they're reading now.


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The parents' guide to climate revolution: 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night's sleep
By: Mary DeMocker

This new release helps parents feel empowered and proactive in what may seem like a tumultuous but pivotal time for our Earth.

This book includes a foreword by Bill McKibben, who was gracious enough to speak about climate change as part of WEC's Harwood Lecture Series in 2010.

For kids!
The Lorax: By Dr. Seuss

WEC Director Monique Gil-Rogers says:

In its simplicity this book touches on environmental stewardship, senseless consumerism, the impacts of pollution on the environment, and the excessive use of resources.   This book was banned in 1989 in  Laytonville California schools because it shed an unfavorable light on the logging industry and might influence children to be  against the logging industry.

Last child in the woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder
by richard louv

WEC Director Erin Brinton says, "This is a fantastic book that explores what happens when we remove children from nature. There’s science, anecdotes, and interviews with children. It approaches the concept of environmental stewardship from a young age on many different levels. It is by far one of my favorite books and one that I recommend everyone read once. When you understand the impact nature has on children, their imagination and their development you’ll never call them back inside."