How to Save the World in Your Spare Time
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How to Save the World in Your Spare Time

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If you have ever tried to save a local hospital, keep a neighborhood school open, or stop logging in a nearby forest, you will immediately recognize the benefits of this accessible handbook. Topics include: brbr#8226; How to get your issue in the newsbr#8226; How to organizebr#8226; How to lobbybr#8226; How to mount a successful campaignbrbrA veteran environmental organize...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published March 16th 2006 by Key Porter Books
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Jun 14, 2012 rabbitprincess rated it 4 of 5 stars
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The back cover of this book tells you that, if you have five minutes, you can save the world. Elizabeth May, now (as of 2012) the leader of the Green Party of Canada and the country's first Green MP, wrote this back when she was the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada. She takes on the overwhelming task of "saving the world" and breaks it down into manageable steps, showing how it is possible for even one citizen to make a difference. Chapters cover such topics as how to c...more
I thought this was a great book - a bit of a silly title, given that it's about how to be an activist in Canada, from the former president of the Sierra Club, who is now our first Green Party representative in parliament as of our last national election - but still a great read for those who wonder what to do about where the world is going, and who aren't sure how to get started. May gives practical pointers for organizing, working with volunteers, staying focused and positive, and dealing with...more
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Nov 05, 2008 Tom & Beverly rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This book is inspiring and has many good suggestions for organizing and keeping focused. Anyone who is an organizer or a participant in any organization can benefit from this book.
A great book for those new to activism.
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