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Earth Day: books to help you act for our planet

Since 1970, April 22 has been the day where billions of people around the world unite for the planet. Earth Day is never just April 22, it needs to be every day. Whether this is just another day of fighting for the planet, or if Earth Day spiked your interest to learn more, here is a list of books that can help you with the tools to fight and act for our planet.

The Red Planet

The Red Planet book cover shows a tree with barren branches and the roots deep into red soil. The title is on the top of the image.

We humans have an extraordinary capacity for compassion. Much of it in response to the atrocities we inflict on the planet, its animals, and each other. The popular explanation for this paradox is that we evolved as carnivorous “killer apes,” who gradually curbed our lust for violence, with frequent exceptions, by implementing humane social norms. This explanation is so well worn, especially in the American psyche, that it epitomizes cliché. So, we could be forgiven for believing it, when nearly every word is fiction.

Climate Grief

Penetrating our hearts and minds, climate grief is not an ailment we have to heal from but a call to change the trajectory of our shared future. The universality, urgency, and inescapable scope of climate change leads to a depth of grief we are not prepared to cope with, and a grief that is still largely unknown and ignored. Climate change and climate grief are inseparable, and coping with the emotional fallout of the climate crisis is our first step toward dealing with the crisis itself and to building resilience.

Climate Grief book cover shows an abstract painting in the shades of blue, green, and orange. The title is in black, on top, and the subtitle below, inside a light blue box

How to End Injustice Everywhere

new books how to end injustice everywhere

In this eye-opening and compelling work, psychologist Melanie Joy reveals the common denominator driving all forms of injustice. The mentality that drives us to oppress and abuse humans is the same mentality that drives us to oppress and abuse nonhumans and the environment, as well as those in our own groups working for justice. How to End Injustice Everywhere offers a fascinating examination of the psychology and structure of unjust systems and behaviors.

Vegan Geographies

In fourteen chapters from a diverse group of scholars and living practitioners, Vegan Geographies looks across space and scale, exploring the appropriateness of vegan ethics among diverse social and cultural groups, and within the midst of broader neoliberal economic and political frameworks that seek to commodify and marketize the movement.

Vegan Geographies book cover is black and green, with the black and white illustrations of a sheep, a horse, a cow, a pig, and a turkey, and a green plant

An Unnatural Order

An Unnatural Order book cover shows the picture of a chimpanzee against a black background. The title is on the lower part of the cover, in aqua-green.

An Unnatural Order offers an expansive overview of what has changed (both for good and for ill) and what has unfortunately remained the same. The book’s message is clear: until we grapple with the question of the animal, and our relationship with animality and the natural world, we will not be able to confront the consequences of our perpetuation of environmental destruction, biodiversity collapse, and our alienation from the Earth and one another. 

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Ecolibrium: On Humans, Animals, and Nature in Islam

Nadeem Haque, author of Animals in Islam, published a paper with Forces of Renewal for Southeast Asia (FORSEA), based on his recent presentation in Norway. It attempts to understand “the breakdown of peace and justice for all the sentient inhabitants of this precious planet of ours,” through the lens of the Quran and the natural belief system founded on Nature (in Arabic: fitrah).

This paper has now been posted on the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, as well as FORSEA’s website, and is free to access.

Read the full article here.

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Shawna Weaver on “It’s All About Food” with Caryn Hartglass

Shawna Weaver appeared on the It’s All About Food podcast, hosted by Caryn Hartglass, to talk about her book Climate Grief:

“Whether you realize it or not, many of us are experiencing grief from the deterioration of our home, planet Earth. Tune in today to learn about recognizing this grief, acknowledging truth, taking responsibility, finding hope, and leading with love!”

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New books for the fall season

Eight new books are coming up this season. There are new titles for adults and for children, with themes that focus on empathy, the environment, and animal’s rights. Come check out our new releases and click on the book’s title to buy or pre-order your favorites!

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Podcasts to listen to now

Looking for new podcasts to listen to? We got you covered!

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular. They are usually free and easy to access. As a genre, the podcast is one that allows the most diversity of voices. Because it is audio only, it is easier to reach out to people anywhere in the world. 

You don’t need to tune into a specific radio frequency or wait for your favorite show, podcasts are available to stream on-demand. If you are looking for recommendations to enter this world of podcast listening, or are simply looking for your next show, here are some of our favorites! 

And yes, they do happen to feature some of our authors. 😉

Hope for the Animals, with Hope Bohanec

Hope for Animals is the first on the list of podcasts you should listen to! Presented by activist and Lantern’s author, Hope Bohanec. It covers a variety of farmed animal issues, including the ethical, environmental, spiritual, heartbreaking, and heartwarming aspects of living vegan.

We recommend episodes 78 through 81, where they talk about the book The Humane Hoax.

Listen to Episode 78–The Humane Hoax Book Club Session 1:

It’s All About Food, with Caryn Hartglass (many episodes with our authors)

Caryn Hartglass is the host of It’s All About Food, a vegan podcast that’s been around since 2009. Guests talk about our food system and the vegan lifestyle. Caryn interviews medical doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, artists, environmentalists, animal rights activists, lawyers, and authors! If you are looking for an episode to start, look for some of our authors, like Anouk Frolic and Coyote Jacobs.


The Healthification podcast aims to provide people with resources to lead a healthier life. We recommend checking out the episode with author Jimmy Videle. He talks about his book, The Veganic Grower Handbook, and a shift to sustainable plant-based. agriculture.

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Our Hen House

“Our Hen House produces upbeat yet hard-hitting podcasts that amplify the voices of people who are working to change the world for animals, offering our listeners the essential resources, encouragement and inspiration they need to create positive change. We suggest starting with episode 709, with author Jimmy Videle.” 

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