All We Can Save

by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson


Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing or even barred from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure.

All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, strategists, teachers, activists, innovators, builders, and designers, across ages, geographies, and ethnicities—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women are offering a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society.

Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on one another or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions, to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, All We Can Save is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save.

With essays and poems by: Janine Benyus • Adrienne Maree Brown • Abigail Dillen • Camille T. Dungy • Joy Harjo • Jane Hirshfield • Mary Anne Hitt • Naomi Klein • Ada Limon • Kate Marvel • Sherri Mitchell • Sharon Olds • Mary Oliver • Jacqueline Patterson • Catherine Pierce • Marge Piercy • Patricia Smith • Leah C. Stokes • Maggie Thomas • Alice Walker • and more!

Format: Hardback
Page Count: 448 Pages
Imprint: One World
Published: Dec 2020
ISBN: 9780593237069

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