Am I Too Old to Save the Planet?: A Boomer's Guide to Climate Action

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Changemakers Books
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5.54 X 8.52 X 0.3 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author
Lawrence MacDonald is a writer, policy communications expert, and Boomer climate activist. Born in the middle of the Baby Boom generation, he believes that American Baby Boomers are the generation most responsible for the climate emergency and that he and fellow U.S. Boomers have the power to avert the worst impacts of climate change if they reconnect with their youthful ideals. He lives in Arlington, VA.
OK, Boomer, here's your chance to prove a thousand memes wrong. Lawrence MacDonald has written the ultimate, clear-eyed guide to make a difference, and it goes well beyond refusing the plastic bag at the checkout counter and other single actions. It's about feasibility, impact, and spreadability, as the book states clearly. Just do it indeed!--Gernot Wagner, Climate Economist, Columbia Business School and author of But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World
As a member of the baby boom generation, I'm well aware of the skills and connections we acquire over our lives that can be used to make the world a better place. MacDonald's book provides a practical guide for people of a "certain age" who want to leave a livable planet for future generations. We can make a difference at any age. This book details the many things that boomers have to offer.--Madeleine Para, Executive Director, Citizens Climate Lobby
Drawing on his experience as a climate advocate and a career in policy communications, MacDonald spells out in clear and actionable language what each of us can do, on our own and with others, to confront the existential challenge of our time. This is a how-to guide for those who want to do their part to stand up to the climate crisis. It's essential reading for those who want to look our children in the eye - and leave them a livable future. It's a message of hope grounded in the timeless truth that it's never too late to make a difference.--Manish Bapna, President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council
This thoughtful and highly readable book is an honest look at a powerful (and often under-appreciated!) generation and all they can still do to save our collective future. Lawrence MacDonald sounds an urgent call and offers concrete ways to take meaningful climate action. A critical book for our times.--Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder and CEO of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action
I read many climate books, and I found fresh insights and useful reminders in this book. Lawrence MacDonald delivers a breezy walk through what people can do individually and, most importantly, collectively. Am I too old to save the planet? offers a handy synthesis for people at all stages of their climate learning and action journey.--Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Podcast
This small book is a gem of great value: it will turn more of us older Americans from complainers and worriers into people who are fixing the problems that assail us. It makes a powerful case for generational action; if the kids can do it so can we!--Bill McKibben, Founder of Third Act and author of The Flag, The Cross and The Station Wagon