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“Saving the Places we Love” is HoCo Book Selection of the Year.

bookI am delighted to share the great news that Saving the Places we Love, my second book, has been picked as the Howard County Book Connection selection for 2016-2017. The book was chosen by the Howard Community College, the Howard County Library System, and Hocopolitso.

You can join the county-wide discussion to see how we can create a more sustainable community by ordering a copy of the book from Amazon. If your community or organization would like to buy multiple copies, volume discounts are available at ned@sustainable.us. All proceeds go toward efforts to improve our environment.

 

 

Please come participate in the following events:

  1. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7pm. Meet the Author: Ned Tillman – Saving the Places We Love at the Miller Branch of the Library. RSVP
  1. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11 am. Nature Walk Howard Community College Campus on College Sustainability Day.
  1. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 3:30pm. Keynote, Q&A, book signing, and reception at Howard Community College, 3:30pm – 5pm.
  2. Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00pm. Presentation on Saving The Places We Love at the Main Branch of the Howard County Library System.

Please feel free to contact me at ned@sustainable.us if you would like to create another event for your friends, your community, or your business or non-profit organization.

 

The Greatest Gifts to Give Your Children

gift FROM HANDS

I was asked in response to my last blog on giving meaningful gifts to children if there were other gifts that would measure up to or complement the gift of A Love of Nature.

I certainly think there are a few other gifts that I have tried to pass on to my kids – both during the holidays and everyday throughout the year. Here are the ones that come to mind. (more…)

Looking for a Meaningful Gift? Share Your Love of Nature.

giftLooking for a meaningful gift? Give the gift that will last a lifetime: Share your love of nature.

So much of what we give and get are temporal items that have little, lasting meaning to the recipient. What if you could give something that would inspire someone and have a lasting impact on their lives? Inspiring a love of nature and learning to live in balance with nature are probably the greatest gifts you can give. Just think about how many of us find solace and inspiration by (more…)

Great Summer Reads on Nature, Environment, and Keys to Creating a More Sustainable Future

Rachel-Carson-and-Silent-SpringI have listed below my recommendations for summer reading. Several of these were instrumental to me in developing my perspectives on environmental issues. Others were helpful in my research for my books (see below). Yes, of course, I would like you to read and get inspired by my two books, but don’t stop there. These other ones are classics. (more…)

How Do We Reach the Other 99 Percent?

photoIt may be an exaggeration to say that only 1 percent of our population is actively involved in efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay—perhaps it only seems that way. Nonetheless, it should be clear that there remains a whole lot more to do, and more people need to lend a hand. This will be even truer when government budgets are cut as fiscal conservatives take the reins in many areas.

I have spent the last 10 years trying to (more…)