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Nature Environmental Conservation & Protection

The Everyday Activist

365 Ways to Change the World

by (author) Michael Norton

foreword by Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Sep 2006
Category
Environmental Conservation & Protection, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887847516
    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

You want to change the world? Of course you do. But where do you begin?

The Everyday Activist shows how even small actions can affect the local community and the wider world. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this ingenious handbook suggests actions for every day of the year. They include:

- Sowing the seeds of a green revolution: guerrilla gardening
- Campaigning for votes at 16: giving young people a say
- Going unshopping: 10 things never to buy again
- Influencing the media: becoming a political blogger

This essential handbook for activists young and old alike has been will help Canadian readers take action 365 days a year.

About the authors

"Michael Norton is a man intent on changing the world and enlisting others to do so on a daily basis. A merchant banker turned social activist, he has devoted the past thirty years to running voluntary organizations. He transformed the charity world in the UK by setting up the Directory of Social Change and initiating a raft of effective projects, including a banking system for South Asian street children, village reading groups in India, and a UK scheme to address the impact of global warming. A prolific author and brilliant public speaker, he inspires both students and stockbrokers to change their lives. He is determined to put the fun back into doing the right thing, showing how the smallest actions can have an impact on a local community as well as the wider world."

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SEVERN CULLIS-SUZUKI started the Environmental Children’s Organization at the age of ten, which culminated in a speech to the UN Earth Summit in 1992 when she was twelve. Severn is an Action Canada Fellow and co-editor of the book Notes from Canada’s Young Activists. She holds an M. Sc. in Ethnoecology from the University of Victoria and is currently a Vanier and Public scholar PhD candidate studying endangered language revitalization. She lives on the archipelago of Haida Gwaii off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and two sons.

 

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