California Doughnut Economics Coalition - Book Club (Past)

Book club is a unique opportunity to read and share some information and inspirational conversation on important issues.

About Book Club: 
A unique opportunity to read and share some information and inspirational conversation on important issues. The book club is an unbiased and safe forum that opens our minds to ideas and information for a more in-depth look at our world, our community, and hopefully ourselves.

How it relates to Doughnut Economics:
The book club helps us to further connect the dots and think more like a 21st-century economist.  

Choosing books:
We, as a group, put forward some options and vote on which one we’d like to read next.  Bring a cup of tea, a glass of wine, or whatever you fancy. The aim of this first meeting is to take a break away from the focused and (sometimes) intense work we are doing. It’s a chance to get to know each other personally while we meander through some interesting chapters. While we learn and grow, it will be a fairly informal, relaxed space and with each meeting, we will check in to see how we need to progress or change.

Use this URL for Book Club:

  • This Month's Book: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.  Details on the current reading material below.
  • We are discussing essays from Part 1 - Root.  They are short and delightful.  Feel free to read one or read them all. So far they are all fantastic and worthy.  You can even join us if you haven't read any, we'd love to have you. 
Some guidelines:
  • We will all have different levels of knowledge around each subject, let’s all be mindful and respectful of each other’s questions and opinions.
  • We want to spark conversations about books and authors in a fun, fresh way
  • Collectively, we should aim to encourage and support each other in reads from a variety of author perspectives.
  • For those who’d like to volunteer we take turns in facilitating the club.

May Book: 
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis 

About the Authors:

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice, and founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. In 2021, she was named to the Time 100 Next list.

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and homegrown Atlantan, named one of fifteen “Women Who Will Save the World” by Time. Her writing has been featured in The Drawdown Review and the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and she is the author of Between God & Green.


  • “A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”—The New York Times
  •  “A fiery, hopeful manifesto on how to make sense of the staggering loss posed by climate change—and take justice-oriented action in spite of it.”—Mashable 
  •  “Hopeful and illuminating, All We Can Save is an anthology of essays by women at the forefront of the climate crisis. So often climate writing can make us feel doomed and anxious, but this collection is a comfort because of its honesty and courage . . . a reminder that we can work with hope towards a better future.”—BuzzFeed




    Heather Griffis

    Orlando, Florida, United States of America

    Figure out how to contribute. These concepts have been discussed for too long, I want to influence change through my actions!

    Aditi Srivastava Mukherjee Weiss

    New York, United States of America

    The interconnectedness of all universal function. Circular Design x Equitable Commerce.

    Karina Kaye

    Ventura, California, United States of America

    A desire to introduce concepts of degrowth into transitioning, decarbonizing economies.

    Ramiro Bueno Martínez

    Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, España

    The study of new analysis methods of circularity in different societies


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