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Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Centuryby Alex Steffen
Synopses & Reviews
Five years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now well-versed--even inundated--with green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting point, not the destination. This second edition of the bestselling book is extensively revised to include the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on the locavore movement, carbon-neutral homes, novel transportation solutions, the growing trend of ecotourism, the concept of food justice, and much more. Additional new sections focus on the role of cities as the catalyst for change in our society. With 50 percent new content, this overhauled edition incorporates the most recent studies and projects being implemented worldwide. The result is a guided tour through the most exciting new tools, models, and ideas for building a better future.
Praise for Worldchanging, Revised and Updated Edition:
"If you haven't yet had an opportunity to take a look at this ambitious and impressively comprehensive how-to guide on sustainable living, now is an excellent time . . . it doesn't matter what catches your eye in Worldchanging-whether it's finding an online magazine that will give you ideas on how to re-use your old doorknobs, or joining an alliance of 'bridge bloggers'-you can find the resources to get you started, and the inspiration to make your Earth Day resolutions bigger, better, and greener."
Book News Annotation:
This revised edition of a comprehensive guide to living a sustainable life includes updated materials not only on new problems and concerns for the ecologically minded activist global citizen, but also on recent successes for environmental and progressive causes and heightened awareness worldwide. The work is divided into sections covering stuff, shelter, cities, community, business, politics and the planet, and each contains numerous chapters on philosophical and practical changes readers can make in their own lives and communities to make the world a better place. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Worldchanging is packed with information, resources, reviews, and ideas that give readers access to the tools they need to build a better future. Written by a diverse collaborative of innovators, Worldchanging demonstrates that the means for making a difference lie all around us.
This team of top-notch writers, brought together by Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen, includes Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity, Geekcore founder Ethan Zuckerman, and sustainable food expert Anne Lappé, among many others.
Each chapter offers practical answers to important questions, such as: Why does buying locally produced food make sense? What steps can we take to influence our workplace toward sustainability? How can we travel, live, work, and learn in world-changing ways? How, in short, can we participate in building a better future locally and globally?
Worldchanging proves that a life that is sustainably prosperous, thoughtful and democratic, dynamic and peaceful, is not just possible, its here.
About the Author
Alex Steffen is the founder and executive editor of Worldchanging.com, a global nonprofit media collaborative dedicated to exploring tools, models, and ideas for building a better future. The site won the Utne Independent Press Award and has been nominated for a Webby for Best Blog. He lives in Seattle.
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