A new book has been published which gives people practical tips for protecting the planet and averting an environmental crisis. The book has been endorsed by a number of renowned figures, including former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, Oscar winning actor Sir Mark Rylance and journalist and broadcaster George Monbiot.
The Joyful Environmentalist aims to highlight the changes we need to make as a society that are funny, energetic and full of joy, including how we live and work, travel, shop, eat, drink and bank.
The book is written by British author Isabel Losada, who is known for using a unique mixture of storytelling, memoir and humorous non-fiction in her books. Losada said:
We all want to do what we can to make a difference. But it’s a bit overwhelming – and we’re busy.
The book has stories, reflections, ideas and, most importantly, every single solution I could find.
The author takes the reader on a journey as she plants trees in the Scottish Highlands and plays in a samba band at the Extinction Rebellion protests of 2019.
The book comes off the back of an unprecedented interest in the environment over the past 18 months, which has left many concerned for the future of the planet. Instead of focusing on projections for the future, The Joyful Environmentalist aims to empower people with practical solutions they can take now, all in a light-hearted and humorous manner.
The book has been hailed as ‘visionary’ by former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams. Dr Williams said:
This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader’s eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change.
Oscar winning actor Sir Mark Rylance has also publicly backed the book, saying:
She gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand.
The book is available to order online or purchase from bookshops. For information visit: https://www.isabellosada.com/the-joyful-environmentalist.
Image by Isabel Losada
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