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Almanac Archive: Special Edition, Sept. 26, 2019

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Conservation Almanac Special Notice
"This is a book one has waited impatiently for: some of our finest environmental historians of religion telling the epic intellectual and human story of Thomas Berry.
Most biographies illuminate the past, but this one helps chart the course for our future."  

Bill McKibben

Sunday: Climate Bazaar & Author Talk
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim to Speak on Thomas Berry: A Biography

This Sunday (Sept. 29), please join VCS and the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury for the perfect wrap to a week of environmental activism, as authors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim present their new book on the life of historian, priest, and self-described "Earth scholar" Thomas Berry.

Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one of the twentieth century’s most prescient and profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity’s relationship to the Earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times. This book illuminates his remarkable vision and its continuing relevance for achieving transformative social change and environmental renewal. As we face some of the most pressing environmental issues in human history, Sunday's presentation hopes to provide a fresh and powerful perspective to help each one of us find our voice. 

The event will be held at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury (located between Town Hall and Alley's). The talk begins at 2:00 and will be followed by discussion, refreshments, and a climate bazaar featuring Island conservation organizations.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teach at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Divinity School, where they direct the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. They worked closely with Thomas Berry for over thirty years as his students, editors, and literary executors and are the managing trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation.
P.S. - more climate events still to come!
The end of "Climate Week" is just the beginning of what will be a year-long focus on climate resiliency on Martha's Vineyard. An October 15th talk on emergency preparedness will be the first in a six-part series of monthly presentations organized by the Island Climate Action Network. See the rest of the schedule here.

ICAN is a volunteer organization made up of individual community members, town officials, and nonprofit organizations including VCS.
Many thanks to the MV Regional High School students who joined VCS last week at State Beach for a pop-up clean-up!

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