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First Year Book

All We Can Save:
Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

About All We Can Save   

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All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis is an anthology of essays, poetry, and art by a diverse group of women “at the forefront of the fight against the climate crisis—harnessing truth, summoning courage, and offering solutions to lead humanity forward.” A beautifully written book, All We Can Save illuminates why we need to find solutions to the climate crisis. Doing so can help us build a society of racial justice, better living conditions, and more equitable distribution of scarce resources. The book comprises powerful storytelling from women who represent a range of different perspectives.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson


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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of the non-profit think tank Urban Ocean Lab, co-founder of the climate initiative The All We Can Save Project, and co-creator of the podcast How to Save a Planet. You’ll find her at the nexus of science, policy, and communication, focused on climate solutions.                                                                                             

Katharine K. Wilkinson


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Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save (2020, co-editor), and The Drawdown Review (2020, editor-in-chief and lead writer).  Dr. Wilkinson leads The All We Can Save Project, which she co-founded with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women leading on climate.

Start Reading 

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Books are free to all students, faculty, and staff members. Students can pick up books at the Stamp Info Desk, FreeFest, and the First Look Fair.                                                                                                                                                                      


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Find resources on current news across the globe, Terp research, videos and podcasts discussing the environment and ways you can help solve the climate crisis.

First Year Books

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The UMD Community has been reading together since 1993. Past selections include: March: Book Three by John Lewis and What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.