“Geography of Hope” Unofficial Book Launch Party Tonight

Cover of Chris Turner’s book, “The Geography of Hope”Chris Turner, my friend and fellow DJ from Crazy Go Nuts University, is doing a small tour of Canadian cities in support of his new book, The Geography of Hope. The first stop of his tour is good ol’ Accordion City and it happens tonight at C’est What (67 Front Street East, a short walk east of Union Station) at 8:30 p.m.

According to the book’s blog, the other events will happen in the following cities:

  • Calgary: Wednesday, October 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Broken City (613-11 Ave SW)
  • Vancouver: Monday, October 29th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chapters on Granville Street (2505 Granville)

Once again, here’s the publisher’s description of the book:

After the fierce warnings and grim predictions of The Weather Makers and An Inconvenient Truth, acclaimed journalist and national bestselling author Chris Turner finds hope in the search for a sustainable future.

Point of no return: The chilling phrase has become the ubiquitous mantra of ecological doomsayers, a troubling headline above stories of melting permafrost and receding ice caps, visions of catastrophe and fears of a problem with no solution. Daring to step beyond the rhetoric of panic and despair, The Geography of Hope points to the bright light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

With a mix of front-line reporting, analysis and passionate argument, Chris Turner pieces together the glimmers of optimism amid the gloom and the solutions already at work around the world, from Canada’s largest wind farm to Asia’s greenest building and Europe’s most eco-friendly communities. But The Geography of Hope goes far beyond mere technology. Turner seeks out the next generation of political, economic, social and spiritual institutions that could provide the global foundations for a sustainable future–from the green hills of northern Thailand to the parliament houses of Scandinavia, from the villages of southern India, where microcredit finance has remade the social fabric, to America’s most forward-thinking think tanks.

In this compelling first-person exploration, punctuated by the wonder and angst of a writer discovering the world’s beacons of possibility, Chris Turner pieces together a dazzling map of the disparate landmarks in a geography of hope.

Wendy and I will be attending the event tonight.

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