The Saskatchewan Environmental Society Enviro Book Club is a volunteer-run book club where members and volunteers of SES to meet and discuss an environmentally themed book, on a monthly basis.
They meet on the second Tuesday of the month in Saskatoon at the Two Twenty building (220 20th Street West) in The Common at 7pm. SES aims is to create a sense of community within the SES and offer a chance to meet with like-minded individuals to discuss current environmental issues in our society.
This month’s book is Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Walden is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau’s sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden was written with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau hoped to isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. Simplicity and self-reliance were Thoreau’s other goals, and the whole project was inspired by Transcendentalist philosophy. As pertinent and relevant today as it was when it was first written.”