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H2H All Partner Meeting – Virtual

September 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Featured Speaker: Tony Hiss

Tony Hiss is the author of 15 books. He was a staff writer for The New Yorker for 30 years, a visiting scholar at New York University for 25 years, and one rainy afternoon helped brainstorm the idea for the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership, a group he greatly admires.

Title of his talk: “Reconnecting a Planet and a Region”

It’s time to accelerate everything we do to protect nature and what it does for us. Just as urgent as the climate crisis, though less talked about, is the biodiversity crisis: A million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction, many only a few decades from now, and biodiversity is the basis for all life on earth. Fortunately, there’s a daring solution, sometimes called “Half-Earth” or “50×50” — the idea of protecting half the planet by 2050. Drawing on his new book, “Rescuing the Planet,” Tony Hiss will talk about conservation’s bold new goal, the Half Earthers already hard at work across North America, and what we can all do, here in the H2H Region or whatever our location, to keep life alive.

Tony’s book:  Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth (view the trailer)

It can be ordered online from Amazon or through indiebound.org. As an added bonus: If anyone from the H2H Partnership–or from anywhere within the H2H Region–orders the book in September and emails you their mailing address, I will immediately send them a personally inscribed bookplate.

About the book:

Hailed as “at once sobering and joyful” and a “keystone resource,” Tony Hiss’s new book, “Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth,” now in paperback, is essential reading for understanding the looming biodiversity crisis and how by working together we can still stave off a mass extinction of plants and animals and keep life alive. 


September 8, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Katie Blake