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The Power of Just Doing Stuff

How Local Action Can Change the World
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Green Books
 | 
October, 2013
ISBN:
9780857841179
In stock now: 
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$16.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Something is stirring. People around the world are deciding that the wellbeing of their local community and its economy lies with them. Just people like you, they’re rolling up their sleeves, getting together with friends and neighbours, and doing something about it. Whether they start small or big, they find that just doing stuff can transform their neighbourhoods and their lives.

This new book from the cofounder of the Transition Network is packed with real-life examples and the voices of people who have created innovative local businesses and invested in all manner of new enterprises, this call for local action argues that the seed of a new economy—and the answer to the desperate search for a new way forward in an increasingly economically insecure and ecologically unstable world—is an understanding by individuals that change starts with them.

This book won’t tell you what to do (although you’ll find some great resources at the back). Rather, it will present you with a new Big Idea for where we move forward to from here, and will give you a taste of what moving towards that looks and feels like.

The aim of the Transition movement is to galvanize people into taking action, whether on a large or a small scale, with the goal of creating communities that model a local economy rooted in place, in well-being, in entrepreneurship, and in creativity. While the book is primarily focused on food production and sustainable energy, the practical applications it offers also address how to rebuild a local community in the face of austerity due to a natural disaster or economic collapse. Eschewing political arguments of any kind, this discussion (with lively illustrations) will appeal to readers of all persuasions who are eager to play a role in creating a more stable and healthier world one community at a time.

Publisher’s Description: 

Packed with real-life examples and the voices of people who have created innovative local businesses and invested in all manner of new enterprises, this call for local action argues that the seed of a new economyand the answer to the desperate search for a new way forward in an increasingly economically insecure and ecologically unstable worldis an understanding by individuals that change starts with them. The aim of the Transition movement is to galvanize people into taking action, whether on a large or a small scale, with the goal of creating communities that model a local economy rooted in place, in well-being, in entrepreneurship, and in creativity. While the book is primarily focused on food production and sustainable energy, the practical applications it offers also address how to rebuild a local community in the face of austerity due to a natural disaster or economic collapse. Eschewing political arguments of any kind, this discussion will appeal to readers of all persuasions who are eager to play a role in creating a more stable and healthier world one community at a time.

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