Book Review: The Weight of Light

The Weight of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures is an innovative collection of short stories and essays that explore four different takes on what a solar-powered future will look like.
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Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate, Climate Fiction (Plot), Climate Fiction (Refugees), Climate Fiction (Setting), Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, Politics, Solar

Our First Electric Car

My wife and I just bought our first electric car! We couldn’t find what we were looking for in Southern Illinois, so we bought one in Memphis. The tricky part was getting it home! This is the story of our new car and the journey to bring it back home. Read more ›

Posted in Carbondale, Climate, Electric Cars, Global Warming, IL, Personal, Southern Illinois

Book Review: Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthur

Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthur is the story of a woman named Vale who returns to her hometown in rural Vermont in search of her missing mother, Bonnie. Along the way, the story touches on the lives of several generations of women in Vale’s family and the role of climate change in the storm that led to Bonnie’s disappearance. Read more ›

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate, Climate Fiction (Plot), Global Warming, Literary Fiction, Women's Literature

Spring is Coming

Spring is coming.

Carbondale Spring is a visionary development proposal for the city of Carbondale, Illinois. This proposal serves as both a local response to the global climate crisis and as a solution to many other challenges and needs facing Carbondale on a local and regional level.

In this post, I’ll explore several important questions about Carbondale Spring.

What is Carbondale Spring? Why do I support it? What can we do to make this vision and plan a reality? What can people in other cities learn from Carbondale Spring?

The local election coming up on April 2 will have a major impact on how this plan unfolds. If you are a Carbondale resident who supports this plan, please vote for candidates who support Carbondale Spring and help spread the word through social media and canvassing. Read more ›

Posted in Carbondale Spring, Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, IL, Politics, Southern Illinois, Voting
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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