Schwartz to Present New Book, ‘Water in Plain Sight’
Local author Judy Schwartz celebrates the release of her new book, ‘Water in Plain Sight’ with a reading and book-signing at Pangaea in North Bennington on Monday, August 1, starting at 7 p.m. Schwartz is a journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges and solutions. She writes on this theme for numerous publications and speaks in venues around the world. Her 2013 book, ‘Cows Save the Planet’ was awarded a Nautilus Book Award Silver Prize for Sustainability and is among Booklist’s Top 10 Books On Sustainability. Schwartz says that ‘Cows Save the Planet’ gave her the opportunity to travel and speak to audiences about soil’s connection to climate change, biodiversity loss, floods, droughts and wildfires, and human health. She discovered that others were making similar connections, and is now part of a broader movement to promote ecological restoration to address environmental problems, including climate change. One topic from the book – the role of the water cycle – kept tugging at her, prompting her to further explore the topic in ‘Water In Plain Sight.’ The event is sponsored The Bennington Bookshop. for information, visit benningtonbookshop.com.