On My Nightstand: ‘The Green Boat’ navigates grassroots environmentalism
In “The Green Boat,” Mary Pipher chronicles her journey from despair to action in the face of climate change.
The book is based on her experiences working with other Nebraskans in grassroots efforts to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
She urges readers to confront the denial, sadness and fear caused by prospects of climate change in order to transform that pain into action and authenticity.
Pipher also emphasizes that grassroots activism can’t be all work and no play. To stay engaged, activists need to share fellowship, food and fun.
By working with others to confront global warming, she says, we can heal ourselves as well as the planet.
Pipher, a psychologist, is the author of several acclaimed books, including Reviving Ophelia.