Curling up with a good book just got a little greener this winter. ACAP Cape Breton is launching the first environmental book club with a title that will certainly give some food for thought. Everyone is welcome to dig into Sydney’s newest book club with Locavore by Sarah Elton.
Anyone can join this book club by reading Locavore and taking part in a club discussion on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 pm at ACAP’s Centre (582 George Street, Sydney). The discussion fittingly takes place on the eve of the UN’s World Water Day with the 2012 theme of water and food security.
Highlighting the local food movement here in Canada, Elton shares food stories, challenges and changes from across the country. Locavore is the national bestselling book about Canada’s local food revolution. The book won Gold at the Culinary Book Awards and was an Amazon.ca top 50 book of 2010. It was also a David Suzuki Book Club Pick. ACAP CB has 10 copies available for loan for a $5 deposit to be returned on the discussion night. Locavore is also available at the Cape Breton Regional Library.
“The environmental book club is a great way to bring up local issues while enjoying a good discussion and a good cup of tea,” says Susan King, Executive Director at ACAP Cape Breton. “There’s always that interesting book you meant to pick up, and now here’s a great reason to sit down and read it.” This is the first book in ACAP’s environmental book club. A new title will be announced seasonally and book suggestions are encouraged.
This event is part of ACAP Cape Breton’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations which will run all year-long. The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization. Located at 582 George Street in Sydney, this dynamic group integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.