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The Better World Handbook October 6, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, People, Sustainable Living.

Check out The Better World Handbook for small changes that will make a big difference in creating the 7 foundations for a Better World:

  • Economic Fairness
  • Comprehensive Peace
  • Ecological Sustainability
  • Deep Democracy
  • Social Justice
  • Culture of Simplicity
  • Revitalized Community

Whether or not you can afford to donate to charities on the front line, use their web pages to educate your family and friends about the challenges we face and the steps we must take if we want a sustainable future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

If we start taking steps in the right direction at a local and regional level, we will see a filter up effect that will cause our elected representatives, as well as business leaders, to take notice.

Quote: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

One small step by us . . . one giant leap for mankind.

What about you?

What are your favorite conservation tips and techniques? Have you found ways to save money while saving the planet?

How have you simplified your life or promoted peace or worked toward economic justice?

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1. viviankirkfield - October 6, 2011

Thanks, Nancy!
Looks like a must-read book for anyone who cares about the future of our planet and those who live on it.
I also believe that small steps by each of us can make a difference and set things going in a better direction for everyone.

nrhatch - November 28, 2011

I agree. We each contribute to the solution by taking steps in the right direction.

2. sufilight - October 6, 2011

Thanks for sharing this, Nancy. I also believe in small changes, they affect the collective consciousness somehow.

nrhatch - October 6, 2011

I agree. We create positive energy when we think positive thoughts or take positive action . . . and encourage others to do the same.

It’s an upward spiral that changes the collective consciousness.

3. TheIdiotSpeaketh - October 6, 2011

I am going to look into getting that book. Thanks 🙂

nrhatch - October 6, 2011

Definitely worth a read, Mark.

4. bluebee - October 6, 2011

Another one I would add to the BWH site’s list of Top 10 actions is invest in the education of the underprivileged to afford them the chance to lilfe with dignity

nrhatch - October 6, 2011

Awesome suggestion, BlueBee.

The authors do touch upon education aims throughout the book and in the chapters on Children and on Local Community.

5. Julie - October 6, 2011

This is a great book indeed. I love to continually think of ways to make the world a better place.

nrhatch - October 6, 2011

Isn’t it? Such a great collection of ideas and resources in such a slim tome.

Maybe there is hope for us yet.

6. Judith - October 6, 2011

I will try to get a copy of that book. thanks for bringing it to my attention.

nrhatch - October 6, 2011

I’ve bought it twice ~ I had the original. When they updated it, I bought it again. It’s inspiring and fills me with HOPE.

7. whitemarz - October 7, 2011

I too believe a person doesn’t need to be apart of a big charity to help make a difference. I also don’t need to travel overseas. There are people right here in this country who need help. There are problems right outside my front door. I don’t need to wear a special charitable organization t-shirt to permit me to help others in any way I can.

nrhatch - October 8, 2011

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

8. Lynn Fang - October 8, 2011

Sounds awesome! I believe long-term change happens at the local level too – it is the people who have the power to change the world. Thanks for sharing this project!

nrhatch - October 8, 2011

We talk frequently about trickle down economics . . . but there is also a trickle up affect by which WE THE PEOPLE make our desires known.


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