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Worldchanging by Alex Steffen


by Alex Steffen

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Green Prize for Sustainable Literature
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
Technical Library - shelved at: B80
  HB-Library-159 | Oct 19, 2016 |
" ''Worldchanging' is jam-packed with positive, successful projects and tools from around the world. The result is almost overwhelmingly inspiring" (The Globe and Mail). "It is a gold mine of sound, sustainable, green advice" (New Statesman). ( )
  strawberrycreekmtg | Jan 8, 2014 |
Al Gore Propoganda: I feel like this book was just published as something to give Al Gore a better image on his next campaign. If they really cared they would have printed the book on recycled paper, not put that dust jacket on it which tears easily and will just end up in the trash, donated all proceeds to doing something beneficial for the environment, and written the book in a concise manner with attractive illustrations and layout so people would actually be compelled to read it and not tuck it away like a high school social studies book.
  lonepalm | Dec 8, 2011 |
Interesting stuff, but nothing new. A series of short articles highlighting actions, organizations, or technologies that could reduce the impact of humanity upon the planet. None of these are new. Most have been published elsewhere, likely on the Internet. In fact, the book would have been better formatted as a Web site with links to all of the people and organizations which were referred to within the articles. As it is the reader is left to go to their computer and follow up. ( )
  dpevers | Jul 3, 2011 |
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Written by leading new thinkers who believe that the means for building a better future lie all around us, Worldchanging is packed with the information, resources, reviews, and ideas that give readers the tools they need to make a difference.
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Worldchanging is poised to be the Whole Earth Catalog for this millennium. Written by leading new thinkers who believe that the means for building a better future lie all around us, Worldchanging is packed with the information, resources, reviews, and ideas that give readers the tools they need to make a difference. Brought together by Alex Steffen, co-founder of the popular and award-winning web site Worldchanging.com, this team of top-notch writers includes Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity, Geekcorps founder Ethan Zuckerman, sustainable food expert Anna Lappé, and many others. Renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister brings his extraordinary talents to Worldchanging, resulting in a book that will challenge readers to personally redefine the conversation about the future.

Each chapter offers readers new answers to key questions, such as:
Why does buying locally produced food make sense?
What steps can I take to influence my workplace toward sustainability?
How do I volunteer, advocate, and give more effectively?

From eco-building to responsible shopping, political action to humanitarian relief, Worldchanging
puts the power to solve problems into the reader’s hands.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:48 -0400)

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Uses an encyclopedia-style format to discuss topics including the future of food, water conservation, and holistic problem solving, and offers ways to improve and adapt to current environmental situations around the world.

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