Plymouth Green Book Club meeting
  • Room 402, Babbage Building, Plymouth University

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Plymouth Green Book welcomes Paul Cox, former Director of Conservation and Learning at the National Marine Aquarium as guest expert this month.

The book recommended by Paul for discussion is Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability by Niki HarrĂ©, an associate professor at the University of Auckland. The book is for people who believe it is worth trying to make a world in which both our species and the ecological systems we are part of can flourish. 

The book is based on the latest research in psychology and is jam packed with action strategies. It offers new ways to think about how people interact in social settings, why we are tempted to stick with what we know, and how the same characteristics that currently keep us hooked into unsustainable practices can be used to move us forward. The final chapter is a guide to help you analyse what you are doing to contribute towards a better world, and how you can be more effective while simultaneously increasing your personal wellbeing.

Follow the links for further book information. All are welcome to join in the discussion.


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About Plymouth Green Book Club

The Plymouth Green Book Club meets quarterly and is for people who know a little or a lot about the topics covered in the books, selected from suggestions made, and who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding. Reading the book under discussion is recommended but is not a requirement. Far better to come along and share your ideas and views on the topics covered even if you have been unable to read them. 

The book club is not a campaigning group as such, but as a local Friends of the Earth initiative, it is hoped that people who are not already engaged in campaigning - nowadays usually done online through Avaaz, 38 Degrees, Friends of The Earth, WWF, Greenpeace and a wide range of other environmental and development organisations - will feel encouraged to add their voice to campaigns undertaken by the organisations they feel drawn to. 

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