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Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America

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Across the nation countless individuals and organizations are dreaming a new future. Dream of a Nation is a comprehensive resource for any reader interested in gaining critical information and deepening their role as an empowered citizen. This handbook provides statistics and accessible analyses of the many interconnected social and environmental issues we face with compelling stories of individuals and institutions that are creating the changes necessary for our country to be more environmentally oriented, peaceful, equitable, and tolerant. Applicable for readers aged 16+ of all political and religious persuasions and anyone concerned with restoring balance in the world.The issues come alive through four color authentic images, and accessible graphics and illustrations. Contributors include:

Alice Walker, Vice President Gore, Time 100 Visionary Geoffrey Canada, NASA Astronaut Jerry Linenger, Frances Moore Lappe, Union of Concerned Scientists, New America Foundation, United for a Fair Economy, Veterans for Peace (and nearly 50 more)Over 60 interconnected issues are explored and organized across twelve chapters including: Building an Equitable and Green Economy, Waging Peace, Citizen Leadership, Strengthening Community, Environmental Stewardship, Ending Poverty, Deepening Democracy, Improving Health, Media Reform, Key Education Innovations, Re-Imagining Business, and Creating a Nation that Shines.Dream of a Nation restores faith that humanity can solve our current looming environmental, economic and societal challenges.

About the Author

Over sixty leading thinkers and organizations contributed vital content for this anthology. Tyson Miller is the project creator/editor. He is a social entrepreneur and leader in the environmental movement who has been developing new organizations and initiatives for nearly 20 years. Over this timeframe, he has completed an award-winning documentary on environmental education and founded or co-founded five organizations and/or national initiatives including Green Press Initiative, Project for Improved Environmental Coverage, and Dream of a Nation. He has been awarded for leadership by the U.S. EPA, and has been featured on NPR, ABC News.com, BBC Radio, the NY Times, and over 100 other media outlets. Publisher's Weekly named Tyson one of the 50 Most Influential People Under 40 in the U.S. book industry. Tyson is currently the Director of SEE Innovation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780615482262
Author:
Miller, Tyson
Publisher:
See Innovation
Author:
Hawken, Paul
Subject:
Sociology -- essays.
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
446
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.25 in

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