This is a fascinating collection of inspiring stories and ideas from a varied selection of individuals. Entrepreneurs to peace campaigners, environmentalist to civil rights lawyer, these stories are encouraging and motivating. The title of the book is from a quote by Gandhi “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and hopefully these accounts will inspire and challenge you.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
So Gandhi advised. Today, there's a growing movement of people who are standing up and taking action for a better world.
Be The Change presents the stories of 28 of these pioneers: social entrepreneurs, activists and campaigners working in many fields, including the media, education, health, peace, finance, business and the environment. In exclusive interviews, individuals working on all scales — from global and national to local and grassroots levels — describe how and why they are bringing positive change. They share the challenges and the joys, and show that a brighter future is not only possible, it's already emerging.
Read these dynamic, first-hand accounts of dedication, innovation, determination and courage, and be inspired to know what anyone can achieve when they decide to be the change.
Including: social justice and water rights advocate Maude Barlow; award-winning social entrepreneurs Taddy Blecher and Mel Young; peace campaigners Scilla Elworthy and Gill Hicks; guerrilla gardener Richard Reynolds; youth activist Craig Kielburger; holistic education pioneer Satish Kumar; Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai: Fair Trade trailblazer Safia Minney; sustainable development leader Jonathon Porritt; radical environmentalist Vandana Shiva; civil rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith; global fundraiser and visionary Lynne Twist; and barrister/clown activist Jo Wilding.
Publication date: 15/11/2007
Publisher: Love Books Ltd
|Publication date:||15th November 2007|
|Publisher:||Love Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Lifestyle & Health, Mind & Body, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Cultural studies, Political activism,|