We’re changing the landscape and revitalizing our discourse together in environmental literacy. We invite you to join our inaugural ‘Branch Out Book Club’ for a journey into these rich and environmentally-conscious books.

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The Overstory

A Novel: February 2022 Discussion

Richard Powers

The Overstory is a collection of stories revealing life connections with the natural world through activism and resistance. The story explores the mysterious interconnectedness of history, family and nature’s profound engagement.


A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health: May 2022 Discussion

Dr. Leana Wen

Dr. Wen has contemporary philosophies on the connection between health, gun violence, and racism. With the devastation of COVID-19 exposing these social vulnerabilities, Wen finds it critical today to approach social issues and their connection with one another in an innovative way.

Kiss the Ground

How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change,
Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World: August 2022 Discussion

Josh Tickell

This novel describes the hidden power of soil and its fundamental influence on health and climate change. Tickell explores regenerative agriculture and its role in repairing ecosystems, delivering better health and wellness all while combating climate change through the choices of the food we eat.

The Weather Detective

Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Signs: November 2022 Discussion

Peter Wohlleben

Combining innovative approaches to analyzing nature with ancient philosophies, this novel explores nature’s secret signs and meanings of the world around you. Wohlleben asks questions like; ‘At what temperature do bees stay home? Can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time?’