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'Carbon Almanac' book-signing held in town

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Book signings are planned on all seven continents, with thousands of people expected to sign The Carbon Almanac, on Saturday, July 16. The book's promoter, Dave Kopans, says it could be the largest book signing in history.

Locally, signings are scheduled to occur in Arlington, Lexington and Brookline -- at Maxima Book Center, 1717 Mass. Ave., Lexington, between 11 and 1; at Brookline Booksmith, at 279 Harvard St., Brookline, from 2 to 3:30; and at The Book Rack, 13 Medford St., from 4 to 6.

300-plus volunteers

The promoter calls The Carbon Almanac a breakthrough, collaborative book that offers climate science facts without the noise, confusion or agendas – to help each of us become well-informed about climate change. See the book's website >>

“It’s time for a shared truth based on established facts,” says entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, Seth Godin, who organized the project and wrote the book's foreward.

“Our goal is to start a conversation – around the world and around the neighborhood. We need systems solutions to our systems problem, and it won’t happen if we don’t connect and communicate. We’re all authors of our future on this planet, and the Almanac is a shared touchstone, a place to start a conversation. There are thousands of people in our network, each reaching thousands of people, and our worldwide signing is a way for each of us to connect, inspire and amplify the conversation.”

Three hundred-plus talented volunteers gathered to write and design The Carbon Almanac. Published in the U.S. and U.K. by Penguin and released in multiple foreign-language editions, this 97,000 word compendium presents established facts and points to resources, opening the door for people to take connected action.

The group is growing and includes 2,000 members from 91 countries supporting, a website featuring free resources, such as a downloadable photography companion, Generation Carbon: A Carbon Almanac for Kids, an Educator’s Guide to the Almanac, a daily email, the source material for everything in the Almanac, and prompts to take action and make a genuine difference.

Some biographical information

Ben Goulet-Scott is a curious naturalist based in Boston, trained as a plant biologist and artist, and passionate about conservation and education. He recently completed his PhD in evolutionary biology at Harvard University. 

Paige NeJame is a writer, small-business owner and mom from the South Shore. Of these, “mom” is her favorite, and the reason she wrote the rookies section for The Carbon Almanac.

David Meerman Scott is an adviser to emerging companies and the author of 12 books, including The New Rules of Marketing and PR, now in an eighth edition. He is a donor and board member of the Mamoni Valley Preserve in Panama as well as an advisor to Geoversity.

Kopans is a serial entrepreneur with a multidecade track record of advising and starting companies in the clean-tech space. He has previously served on the board of the NE Sustainable Energy Association and, his last 100-percent climate related start-up, is based in Waltham.

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