1Planet Read

We love to read.

We love to talk and laugh...and get together with our friends. We bet you do too. So, we decided to pick a book a month related to our mission as the 1Planet Read. 

Grab the book and some friends, and host or join a monthly 1Planet book discussion. We want this to be a fun way that we can get together—even organize—in our neighborhoods and communities. We’d love to see photos of your gatherings. Post them on our Facebook page, or message us on Instagram and Twitter. #1Planetread

1planet read for April

Food is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World — a fresh, lavishly-designed cookbook that features investigative reporting, compelling infographics, beautiful photography, and more than 80 delicious recipes for Earth-friendly fare by Matthew Prescott — is the 1Planet Read for April. Matthew Prescott is an advisor to the Good Food Institute, Senior Director of Food & Agriculture for The Humane Society of the United States, and a leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat. Food is the Solution is informative, thoughtful, and beautiful, and a timely pick for this month as we focus on Earth Day and Week and how all of us can make the world a better place by the choices we make every day.

“There’s a place at the table for everyone when it comes to environmental eating, and this book can help you find yours.” — Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


1planet read for march

One of the reasons we started 1Planet was to focus on the things we CAN do, not the things we can't. In that spirit, we are excited to share our March 1Planet Read, Climate of Hope. While we know that action on climate change is at a standstill at the federal level (something we hope to change!), there is a lot being done at the local, state, corporate and individual levels. That's reason for hope.


1planet read for february

Our inaugural 1Planet book of the month is: Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren.  
Geobiologist Hope Jahren writes a very accessible, funny, and insightful book about her life as a scientist who studies plants. She invites us all to be scientists with her in discovery and appreciation of the natural world. She also shares her personal challenges, and we see her struggle, but revel in her strength. Her voice reminds us a little of Cheryl Strayed in Wild. We think this strong woman who has dedicated her life to science and the natural world, while keeping it real, is the perfect first book for our 1Planet Read. 

“A scientific memoir that’s beautifully human.” —Popular Science