‘EJECTED’ – THE STORY THAT SOLVES THE CLIMATE CRISIS, BY DAWN PAPE
Published 1st October 2020
The climate crisis is everyone’s crisis and we need to work together to solve it. Ejected is a novel for teenagers and young adults that shows how, with the will and wisdom to do it, we can. We are all accountable for the damage being done, but we can also all help to fix it.
WHAT IS ‘EJECTED’?
- Ejected is not only a novel but also a guidebook designed to inspire discussion and action to end climate change.
- Climate change is the most important issue today for parents and grandparents (as well as for children who will have to live in the world that we are destroying). Today’s parents will do almost anything to help their children progress, physically, intellectually and emotionally, and yet they often turn a blind eye to the issue that will affect their children the most.
- Author Dawn Pape is an environmental education consultant who works with agencies, students and schools to raise awareness about pollinators, keeping water clean, and climate-related issues.
- All profits from the sale of Ejected will go to the environmental education charity We All Need Food and Water. Find out more at:http://weallneedfoodandwater.
Average people responsible for excessive greenhouse gas emissions are ejected from the planet. In order to return to Earth, the “Ejected” need to unite to decrease emission levels so the world can support them once again. Will they manage to implement the solutions in time to return to their loved ones?
This book is designed to start conversations that can change our environmental trajectory. Without immediate action, the world is headed toward a climate unfit for humans within our children’s lifetimes. Why is there any hesitation in getting started?
This entertaining book is also a manual on how to end the climate crisis—perfect for individuals and classroom teachers. Although a work of fiction, Ejected offers real climate solutions while also exploring other critical societal problems such as environmental racism.
‘THE WORLD WILL GO ON, BUT THE QUESTION IS, WILL PEOPLE?’ – Ejected
After reading Ejected I was left with an overwhelming sense of positivity. I am a positive person anyway and know that we can stop Climate Change if we all work together, but reading how it can be done with supporting figures… well it’s difficult to feel anything other than positivity and excitement!
Ejected is full of information hidden within the storyline, that makes it unlike other ‘information books’ – you can’t put it down once you start reading. With all the information explained simply, we can all learn what changes we can make both on large and smaller scales. Learning about the impacts of clothes dryers compared to a clothes line for example, shows that the changes really can be as small as drying your clothes on a line in the sun. Another eye opener was the impact of junk mail and emails, quite scary figures but easily fixed.
As the story develops, we as readers are given a very clear view of what life on Earth will be like for humans, if we don’t take Climate Change seriously and continue down our current path – and within a small time frame. A line I will always remember is ‘The world will go on, but the question is, will people?’ and it really puts everything in perspective.
One of the main messages I received from Ejected, was about the act of making changes, rather than what the changes are. There are so many problems that need fixing, some larger than others, but all comparatively urgent. To fix each individual problem there is a solution, there is a seemingly simple adjustment to adopt. When looking at Climate Change as one problem, it’s overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to start. However, Ejected breaks the problem down to manageable pieces. Suddenly it’s not so intimidating; actually, it feels achievable.
With characters being ‘everyday’ people like you and me, it sends the message that our voice matters and importantly, one voice working with another can make a huge difference. Whilst there are some hard-hitting truths, I have come away feeling positive and knowing that through using our voices, we can ensure a future for us and future generations.
Ejected really is the book that solves the Climate Crisis.
Ejected is published by Good Green Life Publishing and will be available in paperback (£7.99) and ebook (99p) at all good bookshops and online retailers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dawn Pape is an award-winning author and environmental education consultant who works to raise awareness on pollinator, water and climate-related issues. She lives in Minnesota in the United States.