We are delighted to confirm that Lily Cole has joined The Book Fairies to share climate reads around COP27.
Lily is a British model, author, film director, actress and entrepreneur and this week in her important role as lifelong climate activist, she joined other book fairies to share some important reads around COP27.
Lily wore her green book fairy tote bag to help deliver a variety of different books, both fiction and non-fiction, all related in some way to climate change and the protection of our planet. Read on to see which books they shared!
The books Lily has been hiding include:
- Penguin Green Ideas – 21 little books which include George Monbiot, Wangari Maathai, Greta Thunberg and Dai Qing.
- The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg
- The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
- The Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate
- The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
- Recovering the Sacred by Winona LaDuke
- 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth
- Édouard Glissant & Hans Ulrich Obrist – The Archipelago Conversations
Lily shared many of the books in the Blue Zone of COP27 and was lucky to meet many young activists there, some of whom were contributors to Greta’s The Climate Book! Lily gifted this copy to this area and popped in a library card sticker so that readers could see who else enjoys the book. Climate Activist Kentaro is taking the book to Japan after COP armed with book fairy stickers so that Greta’s book can continue it’s journey!
About The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg:
We still have time to change the world. From Greta Thunberg, the world’s leading climate activist, comes the essential handbook for making it happen.
You might think it’s an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed never seen, against all the odds. There is hope – but only if we listen to the science before it’s too late.
In The Climate Book, Greta Thunberg has gathered the wisdom of over one hundred experts – geophysicists, oceanographers and meteorologists; engineers, economists and mathematicians; historians, philosophers and indigenous leaders – to equip us all with the knowledge we need to combat climate disaster. Alongside them, she shares her own stories of demonstrating and uncovering greenwashing around the world, revealing how much we have been kept in the dark. This is one of our biggest challenges, she shows, but also our greatest source of hope. Once we are given the full picture, how can we not act? And if a schoolchild’s strike could ignite a global protest, what could we do collectively if we tried?
We are alive at the most decisive time in the history of humanity. Together, we can do the seemingly impossible. But it has to be us, and it has to be now.
A happy finder!
We love these pics of a very happy book finder – she’s a huge fan of Wangari Maathai and says “She inspired me to plant trees” – how perfect is that?
About The World We Once Lived in by Wangari Maathai:
From the Congo Basin to the traditions of the Kikuyu people, the lucid, incisive writings in The World We Once Lived In explore the sacred power of trees, and why humans lay waste to the forests that keep us alive.
Discover the full COP27 book recommendation list:
We have added to our COP Book Fairies book list on BookShop.org to include these great reads! You can find the list here. If you choose to order any, you will be supporting independent bookshops all around the UK.