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Judith Schwartz: Solutions in Plain Sight – Climate & Beyond
Thursday, January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Judith D. Schwartz, journalist and author of Cows Save The Planet has published a new book called Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. Judith’s writing brings such insights to environmental challenges and climate change that challenge us to look at problems as solutions. Tony Eprille, a writer and photographer, uses Creative Seeing, to find environmental solutions that we might otherwise miss by assuming the future is craved in stone. Together they will share how to see the promise of restoring soil and enhancing our ecosystem’s health.
For her most recent project, Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World, Schwartz delves into the little-known role the water cycle plays in planetary health, which she illustrates with vivid, empowering stories from around the world. While we might not be able to change the rate of precipitation, as land managers we can directly affect the speed that water flows off our land and the amount of water that the soil is able to absorb. Trees and other vegetation are more than passive bystanders at the mercy of temperature extremes — they can also be powerful influences in regulating the climate.
Tony Eprile is a photographer, amateur naturalist, and writer who lives in Bennington, Vermont. His novel The Persistence of Memory was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the Koret Jewish Book prize. He completed a memoir about his family’s move from South Africa to England and is working on a novel. He has taught at Northwestern University, Williams College, Bennington College, Lesley University, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.