Whoever said you cant fight city hall, never had access to a book like this. An invaluable guide and fascinating glimpse into the life of a tireless campaigner for the planet, How to Save the World In Your Spare Time can show anyone how to fight for a cause.If you have ever tried to save a local hospital, keep a neighbourhood school open, or stop logging in a nearby forest, you will immediately recognize the benefits of this accessible handbook. Covered are topics such as: How to get your issue in the news How to organize How to lobby How to mount a successful campaignA veteran environmental organizer and activist, Elizabeth May has put decades of experience and advice into this entertaining read. Sprinkled throughout are stories of her career in activism: from adventures in the Amazon with Sting and Gordon Lightfoot, to surprising stories of Canadian political figures including the late Dalton Camp and Prime Minister Paul Martin.With How to Save the World In Your Spare Time Elizabeth May has given Canadians the tools they need to protect their communities and the planet.
“[How to Save the World in Your Spare Time] offers useful ideas, valuable insights and sound direction for anyone seeking to bring about social change.? “Atlantic Books Today
About the author
ELIZABETH MAY is Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada. She has devoted her life to the environment, serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of the Environment. She is the author of Paradise Won, which chronicles the efforts to save the remote forests of South Moresby in the Queen Charlotte Islands, and Budworm Battles, about the battle to keep pesticides out of Cape Breton’s forests. She is currently writing a book on how to become an activist. Elizabeth May lives in Ottawa with her daughter.