Listen to the Earth
About the Author and Illustrator
From the illustrator of Grandma’s Gardens (by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton), here is a new and original framing of climate change and how to respond to it. The lyrical narrative, gorgeous illustrations, and information-rich sidebars are built around the central concept of Earth Overshoot Day, the date each year when humanity has used all the resources and generated all the waste the planet can replace and absorb in the entire year. In 2022 that date was July 28th—everything we consume and discard from then to December 31 is borrowed from the future. Listen to the Earth describes and illustrates in child-friendly terms the global societal changes and actions—all of which are known and practical—that will push Earth Overshoot Day toward the end of the year to make our planet sustainable. We know what to do; all that is needed is the will to do it. In this call to action, the path ahead is illuminated by an optimistic faith in kids.