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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 from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone.

All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States - scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race - and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer 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, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save. 

This audiobook includes a PDF of climate resources and references. 

With essays and poems by:

Emily Atkin • Xiye Bastida • Ellen Bass • Colette Pichon Battle • Jainey K. Bavishi • Janine Benyus • adrienne maree brown • Régine Clément • Abigail Dillen • Camille T. Dungy • Rhiana Gunn-Wright • Joy Harjo • Katharine Hayhoe • Mary Annaïse Heglar • Jane Hirshfield • Mary Anne Hitt • Ailish Hopper • Tara Houska, Zhaabowekwe • Emily N. Johnston • Joan Naviyuk Kane • Naomi Klein • Kate Knuth • Ada Limón • Louise Maher-Johnson • Kate Marvel • Gina McCarthy • Anne Haven McDonnell • Sarah Miller • Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset • Susanne C. Moser • Lynna Odel • Sharon Olds • Mary Oliver • Kate Orff • Jacqui Patterson • Leah Penniman • Catherine Pierce • Marge Piercy • Kendra Pierre-Louis • Varshini • Prakash • Janisse Ray • Christine E. Nieves Rodriguez • Favianna Rodriguez • Cameron Russell • Ash Sanders • Judith D. Schwartz • Patricia Smith • Emily Stengel • Sarah Stillman • Leah Cardamore Stokes • Amanda Sturgeon • Maggie Thomas • Heather McTeer Toney • Alexandria Villaseñor • Alice Walker • Amy Westervelt • Jane Zelikova 

Audiobook Cast of Narrators: Alfre Woodard (Indigenous Prophecy and Mother Earth; Collards Are Just as Good as Kale; An Offering from the Bayou) • America Ferrera (On Fire; Mothering in an Age of Extinction; Like the Monarch; Harnessing Cultural Power) • Cristela Alonzo (The Politics of Policy; Mending the Landscape; Solutions Underfoot; A Field Guide for Transformation; Community Is Our Best Chance) • Ilana Glazer (A Handful of Dust; We Are Sunrise; Under the Weather) • Jane Fonda (Reciprocity; How to Talk About Climate Change; Catalytic Capital; The Adaptive Mind; The Seed Underground) • Janet Mock (What Is Emergent Strategy?; Wakanda Doesn’t Have Suburbs; At the Intersections) • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Beyond Coal; Heaven or High Water; Public Service for Public Health; Water is a Verb) • Kimberly Drew (A Green New Deal for All of Us; A Tale of Three Cities; Sacred Resistance; Solutions at Sea) • Bahni Turpin (Calling In; Truth Be Told; Home is Always Worth It; A Letter to Adults; Black Gold) • Sophia Bush (Litigating in a Time of Crisis; Becoming a Climate Citizen; Buildings Designed for Life; Dear Fossil Fuel Executives; Loving a Vanishing World) • and with Begin; Onward; Gratitude; and additional material read by the editors, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Keeble Wilkinson (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Heartbreaking, heartwarming, eye-opening & hopeful

An absolute must read for...everyone. I've learnt a lot, had other things I'd thought confirmed, been sadly unsurprisingly heartbroken and yet pleasantly surprised by hopeful stories and messages and people and communities and initiatives with regards to a potentially brighter future despite the climate crisis. It gives me hope for my daughter and my son and it reinvigorates me with regards to my own environmental studies and my individual actions. Thanks to you all!

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  • Kalani Carlson
  • 22-09-20

Essential, educational, empowering

The essays in this book are beautifully written and an important reminder of how critical community and diversity are in our ecosystems (whether in “nature” or in human institutions, as well as in their interplay). We need to pay attention to these leaders and do our own part to bring ourselves and our communities back into equilibrium with the natural world we depend on. We must become citizen lobbyists for this crisis!

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  • Dan Gottesman
  • 03-01-21

clear voices inform and inspire

Hearing these voices is a powerful way for us, men and women, to inform ourselves and steal ourselves to action. thank you to those who wrote, assembled, read and produced this wonderful and diverse content. I heard voices that I will follow up with as I engage more fully in right climate action.

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  • Susan
  • 22-12-20

Thank you.

This opened my eyes to so much that I had not thought of before. I am so grateful that all the contributors to this book shared their knowledge and offered ways to help with this crisis.

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  • Drew D. Summers
  • 22-12-20

This is a great book.

If you are look for a better understanding of how you can contribute to the solution of climate change this is the book for you. You are not alone.

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  • HSF
  • 18-12-20

You Want To Listen

A lot of people are afraid of the subject matter: climate change. It seems depressing and hopeless. This book will give you joyful concrete steps of building community and taking inspirational action by raising your voice. No matter how small, everyone’s climate justice actions and involvement will create, mitigate, and help with adaptation for a better world. Global cooperation, inclusivity, organizing, ingenuity, elbow grease, celebration, singing and dancing are all part of the solutions!

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  • Alexander L Langhans
  • 04-12-20

Changed my world

This connected with me reply and has changed my actions for the better. I was someone who thought that all this climate change would fix itself. Not a denier, but not a believer in our involvement in climate change. Specifically the Beyond coal story struck me, as someone who lives in Central Pennsylvania. Where coal was king and still is in certain counties In drive through. Every story gave me room to reflect and research how I could change. I wanted to share everything. I shared this book both in the beginning and halfway through to social media and people directly who I felt would benefit from it. I found the related articles, organizations, etc and shared those too. I am actively working to improve my company's business to be more intentional with how we can do better for the environment. This book is a game changer for me.

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  • Amy Morse
  • 11-11-20

An inspiring journey that felt like an in-person retreat

Breathtakingly inspiring. I listened on the edge of my seat to hear voices I had never heard from before, essays which were divided by thoughtfully-selected poems. The celebrity voices revealed real friendships between the reader and writer. It was a joy and a much needed jolt of inspiration for the years of hard work ahead!

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  • James Ligot
  • 25-10-20

Essential to Spread Awareness and Inspire Action

This beautifully curated collection of essays and literary art is an essential read for anyone to better understand the past, present, and future of climate change. It is both educational and empowering listening to and reading all the various perspectives of the climate crisis, and at times a visceral experience to be transported to that author’s life story. The collection of stores is a representation of the collective efforts and life experiences that fellow humans have gone through, are going through, and may go through in our embattled planet. In essence, it’s evidence that, although daunting, solutions to combatting the effects of the climate crisis are conceivable and achievable.

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  • 29-09-20

What we need to hear right now

As an environmental scientist working on Climate Change for the past 2 decades I needed this book. I needed it for the inspiration from all these great women of all races and ages, I needed the optimism and the frustration. We have so far to go, it would be a miracle to see a solution in my lifetime. But the most important thing to do now is set the right course. All we CAN save.

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  • Casey Bradford
  • 28-09-20

Amazing

Wow this was incredibly awesome! I enjoyed and learned and will be turning my friends and family on to this excellent brilliant book!!!