"Climate change is a global crisis, but it is hard to communicate the impact on our world without frightening people so much that they give up and feel there is nothing they can do. This makes it especially challenging communicating with children.
Santa Soaked provides a climate change message which fully conveys the reality, but in a way that shows how youth can and must be the agency for the future."
- Liziwe McDaid, Strategic Lead of The Green Connection; 2018 Goldman Environmental Award Recipient, Africa.
"Santa Soaked is a holiday gift to savor the whole year. It takes Dr. Seuss' The Lorax forward into our climate crisis era. It is sure to become the standard introduction for children to ecology, climate and sustainability. The storytelling workshops based on it are an essential meeting place for parents, grandparents, and everyone else wishing for the best gift of all: a better future for our kids."
- Steve Curwood, Executive Producer & Host, Living on Earth, Public Radio's Environmental News Magazine.
"Santa Soaked has an interfaith message that speaks to all seeking a more hopeful future. The storytelling project turns it into a powerful organizing tool. This is just the kind of grassroots empowerment needed to energize the rising generation of climate activists. " - Steve Jacobs, fmr. Board Chair, The Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI);
fmr. Southern African Executive Director, The Natural Step.
"Santa Soaked offers an urgent, yet empowering message for kids from one to ninety-two. As an applied climate scientist, a mom, and a champion for climate-resilient communities, Santa Soaked wins the trifecta by speaking to all three! I have every confidence that the book and storytelling workshops will quickly engage and organize people far and wide to join together for unified action. This is how we best address the climate crisis while we still have the chance."
- Wendi Goldsmith, PhD, President & Director, Center for Urban Watershed Resilience (CUWR).
"Climate change is a global problem with local impact. What better way to illustrate its effects than by engaging the children? They have an underlying sense of loss that fills their world. It is the fabric of their futures. Using the beloved, universally recognized figure of Santa is a stroke of genius. This gently prods us to look at our faiths and traditions in the light of 'what we know now.' It calls us to action in a way that expresses our deepest, authentic beliefs and values. I hope the whole world reads this. It is indeed a gift to the world."
- Rev. Berry Behr, Faith Leader Liaison, The Southern African Faith Communities' Environmental Institute (SAFCEI); Chairperson, Executive Board, Cape Town Interfaith Initiative (CTII).
"I just read Santa Soaked and...wow!!! Really amazing. Surprising, beautiful, everything...I was really moved..." - Andy Bichlbaum, The Yes Men.
"This is a wonderful book and a great idea!" Bill Sargent, author of 27 books about science and the environment.