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The Better World Handbook: Small Changes That Make A Big Difference Paperback – February 1, 2007
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Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, The Better World Handbook is directed toward those who care about creating a more just, sustainable and socially responsible world but don't know where to begin. Substantially updated, this revised best-seller now contains more recent information on global problems, more effective actions, and many new resources.(2006-05-01)
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But it's difficult to know where to begin, or how our actions can make a difference. The Better World Handbook is an excellent first step to a better life, and a better world.
Broken up into chapters as diverse as Relationships, Body Care, and Finance, this book will help you change your outlook on life. It will feed your soul, and help the Earth.
The "challenges" this book outlines include: economic inequality, Third World debt, corporate sweatshops, war, militarization, the death penalty, media violence, natural resource depletion, air pollution and climate change, ecosystem destruction, overpopulation, lack of democracy, money in politics, media monopoly, inequality of women, racism, heterosexism, inadequate hHealth care, prisons, advertising overload, commercialization of childhood, materialism and overconsumption, fragmented communities, and finally a certain loss of our humanity.
Not to worry, though, there is no reason for cynicism. The authors are young, vibrant, and optimistic about social change. The is no pessimist's rant. In fact, section one, "the cycle of cynicism," actually deals this problem head on, offering many hopeful alternatives.
The rest of the book is action-oriented. Included are hundreds of small things we can implement in our everyday life: including pracical advice on banking and investing, shopping, food, personal lifestyle choices, friends and family, community, home, work, media, politics, travel, and involvement with organizations.
The variety and quality of the recommendations show extreme breadth of research and awareness on the part of the authors.Read more ›
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A book filled with knowledge & action items to create your best life while making human society great too!Published 3 months ago by Kevin King
A very informative book with relative and modern advice. I recommend it not only for college students, but for everyone!Published 17 months ago by Anonymus
You really can make a big difference with a little effort to make this world a better place. Try it , you won't be sorry.Published 24 months ago by Judith
As required reading for a sociology course at my college, this book seemed to be promising a lot. It seemed ridiculous at first, partially, because I am so cynical. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Celia Knieff
I have been waiting a while to order this book and now I have it! I stoked to start reading it. Thanks for having it online to purchase.Published on July 11, 2013 by Elise
Everything you need to know about how to make this world a better place. The authors succinctly and comprehensively lay out the challenges we face and concrete solutions for... Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by oppositetom