Environmental Book Group

Environmental Book Group

The environment is one of our precious treasures that we need to ensure we take care of properly. We need to understand as much as we can about the environment and related issues and learn ways to keep the environment healthy. Individual actions make a difference. One way for us to learn is to read books that teach us about the environment and examine ways of handling environmental problems and ways to avoid problems. Thus, the Riderwood Environmental Book Group was formed.

The group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month in the Lakeside Commons Card Room (next to the Pub waiting area) from 1:00 to 2:00. If you haven’t had time to finish the book being discussed, do come anyway, because there is always something to learn from the discussion.

Anne Riley is the group leader with the assistance of Jennifer Fajman. If you have any questions or comments, email sent to


will be sent to both Anne and Jennifer. Anne and Jennifer’s idividual  contact information is also in MyErickson and in the Directory available at the front desks.

Books To Be Read in 2022

January 21

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael Mann

February 18
and March 18

The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. Mann

Books Already Read in 2021


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
by Bill Gates


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard


Anne Riley has created a bibliography of environmental books that can be seen here.