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Saving the Places We Love

The Chesapeake Book Company announced the release of an engaging new book on September 3, 2014. Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship, our second book by Ned Tillman, shares his love of nature and offers practical steps that we can all take to save the places we hold dear.

What are you doing to preserve the places that are special to you? What should we be doing together to preserve those wonderful places we all agree should not be lost? Here is the story of some of those wonderful places all across the country and what people and organizations have done in the past to save them. Here, too, are examples of what we must do now—on our watch—to preserve these wonders for future generations.

In his award-winning The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place
and a Call to Action, Ned Tillman described some of the places important to him: the Susquehanna River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Chesapeake Bay. Saving the Places We Love goes beyond one region to examine the major environmental challenges of our time. Topics in his second book include: climate change, mountaintop mining, fracking, groundwater (quality, supply, and runoff), the future of agriculture and aquaculture, habitat loss, population growth, waste disposal, air quality, and our future energy supply.

Designed to meet the needs of the Common Core and compellingly written for a general audience, Saving the Places We Love interweaves engaging first-person accounts, science, and evidence-based arguments to suggest ways each of us can meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

About the Author:

Ned Tillman has provided energy and environmental consulting services to governments and corporations all across the U.S. and abroad. The Chesapeake Watershed received the 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation, and was selected as the 2010 Best Book on Environmental and Natural Resources by the American Society for Public Administration. He is a gifted speaker and serves on local, regional, and national boards.

Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship

280 pages; 24 illustrations (23 in full color) ISBN 978-0-9823049-7-6
$16.00, paper What people have said about The Chesapeake Watershed

Readers Comments on Ned’s Book:

“…takes you on a fascinating journey through nature and time, illustrating the importance of experiencing nature and the urgency of preserving it.”

— Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

“These essays touched my soul.”

— Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven.

“This book gets the reader to think about solving issues and about being good stewards of the environment.”

—Karen Learmouth
Science Advisor of Howard County Public School System.

“This book is a great introduction to conservation and an important reminder that there are many reasons for protecting and restoring nature. Tillman recognizes the importance of our emotional connection to the places that we love as well as the services that natural systems provide like clean water, air, and food.”

—Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Nature Thrive by Investing in Nature.

“This is a must read for anyone interested in land preservation. It is full of engaging stories that both inform and inspire. This book is a great introduction to the history of the conservation movement starting with Muir, Powell, and Pinchot. Ned inspires the reader to take action and become a part of restoring and preserving the places they love. The book will be a great resource and tool for land trusts across the country to use to inspire their members and attract new supporters.”

—Rand Wentworth, President, Land Trust Alliance.

“This is a must read book for people who want to know how they can contribute to saving the environment they know and love. You can feel the passion he has for the environment and learn from his many suggestions. If you care about preserving for future generations the natural places you have come to love, you should read this book.”

—Van Reiner, CEO of the Maryland Science Center.

“This book addresses the ecological big picture but it also highlights the little things ordinary people can do to keep the places we work and play livable. At the heart of Tillman’s work lies his personal love of wild places and his desire to awaken that feeling in others. He’s peppered his book with anecdotes about his own experiences in the natural world, as well as those of others.”

—Doug Miller, The Columbia Flier.

“This is a book that will lift your spirits and light a fire! After reading Saving the Places We Love, I felt like I had been on a walk in the woods with author Ned Tillman. From the opening chapter where Tillman dealt with the loss of a place he loved as a child, to captivating stories about some of the most special places on this planet, this book was both a joy to read and a call to action. It lays out “the environmental issue” in layman’s terms, and invites the reader to look no further than their own backyard to take simple, practical actions to turn the tide towards restoration and balance. Sidebar short stories are sprinkled throughout the book, which were added gems that made this a truly enjoyable read.”

— Richard Deutschmann, Energy Expert at Ameresco.
Contact: 443-472-3681

“The great authors of our movement – Sigurd Olson, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson – all used stories to call us to action. This book manages to fully embrace this vision and spirit. Each story is compelling in its own right and motivates us to want to act.”

– Josh Feldmark, Sustainability Director for Howard County, MD.

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