Friday, June 26th, 2020
This week’s Friday Feature is the amazing ‘How to Save Your Planet One Object at a Time’ by local author Dr. Tara Shine!
In this book environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine guides you from room to room and occasion to occasion with environmentally friendly solutions, backed by science. From swapping bottled soap to bars, to replacing cling film with a simple plate, you will reduce your environmental footprint in an instant, while saving money.
‘Dr. Tara Shine is an enlightened big-picture thinker, and with this book she shows that she is equally and delightfully adept at bringing details into focus. This book is all about realising the power you have as an individual by informing yourself, asking questions and making smart choices. By getting becoming active and joining the conversation, you become empowered and you do something about the problem we face rather than feeling powerless in its presence.’
Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
‘Tara’s book reminds us we all have the power to make changes in our lives. The only way to achieve systemic change is through the actions of many. We can all make that change and bring about climate justice.’
Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders, former President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change
‘Dr Tara Shine is a much loved and admired member of the Homeward Bound team – both past participant and now faculty member in the visibility stream. She has many stories to share and is a connected and pragmatic activist. Her book should be handed round, downloaded, talked about and acted on.’
Fabian Dattner, founder, Dattner Group & CEO, Homeward Bound
‘A beacon of hope and enlightenment in the midst of this challenging chapter in the history of the world.’
Darina Allen, Chef and co-founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School
You can pick up a copy today in Kinsale Bookshop or if you would like to order a copy send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
What are you reading this week? Let us know in the comments!