At Home on an Unruly Planet: A Book Talk about Climate Change, Community, and Solutions

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:00am to 6:39am

Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center at URI’s Kingston Campus, Anchor Room

5 p.m. Eastern Time, in-person reception
5:30-6:30 p.m., in-person and virtual discussion
6:30 p.m., in-person book-signing

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We’re looking forward to welcoming Metcalf alumni, Madeline Ostrander and Christine Woodside, for a hybrid in-person and virtual discussion of Ostrander’s brand-new book, At Home on an Unruly Planet. In At Home, Ostrander, who frequently reports on climate change, energy, and environmental justice, offers four vivid accounts of American communities finding hope, solutions, and resilience amid the floods, storms, and wildfires stoked by climate change. Her book “reflects on what it means to make a home in this era of upheaval and transition.” Woodside is a writer, historian, editor, a Visiting Assistant Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut, and former chair of the Metcalf Institute Advisory Board whose work focuses on the environment and American history.

Madeline Ostrander

Madeline Ostrander


Join us for conversation and cider on October 26, both in person and virtually! The event will be live-streamed on Youtube, and we also will gather in person at the Anchor Room in the Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center at URI’s Kingston Campus. A reception will be held from 5:00-5:30 pm, followed by the moderated discussion from 5:30-6:30 pm. More information and registration is at All are welcome!