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Change the World for a Fiver

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This title marks the launch of We Are What We Do, a national movement that aims to inspire people to use everyday actions to change the world. It has illustrations of 50 everyday actions presented with directness, whimsy and wit.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published September 16th 2004 by Short Books (first published 2004)
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Change the World for a Fiver is a very well presented book. The graphics are really top of the line and ideas like including a postcard you can pull out to send to someone you admire as one of the activities and seeds to grow your own Christmas tree (the gift that keeps on giving!) are a nice touch. The text is great too. It is witty and modern and will appeal to people.

Where this book falls down are the ideas. It's not that they're bad, but that they're obvious. Anyone likely to actually commit
Apr 17, 2008 Liisa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I loved this book!! "Change the World for a Fiver" (incidentally also the cost of the book) is filled with 50 fun ways (action points) to improve the world we live in.

Saving the planet has become en vogue and I have found some books to be stuffy and repetitive. However "Change the World for a Fiver" looks at a bigger picture and also approaches changing the world (your world) from every aspect rather than just environmentally.

Some action points from this and their other book, "Change the World
Jun 18, 2013 Katie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013
I'm all for making small changes to my lifestyle- but to claim that any of this is world changing stuff is ridiculous. There's nothing in here that anyone hasn't heard before.

A lot of the tips are also pretty conflicting, e.g. on one page they're telling you to take the bus instead of the car, on another they're telling you to give way to other drivers. To give another example, on one page they're telling you to use less paper and give away books, on another they're telling you to buy more copie
Martin De Mello
Jan 03, 2008 Martin De Mello rated it it was ok
50 actions to change the world and make you feel good. That's what it says. Does some of what it says on the tin.

Not gonna change the mind of anyone who's mind hasn't already been changed. Some of the 'actions'useful and doable, some not so.

Worth reading through, picking up what you want and passing the book on.
Jun 22, 2009 Jeff is currently reading it
Easy read, some thought provoking items, a pick up and read a couple of pages and then leave it on the coffee table for the next time the ads come on the TV.
Hel Gibbons
Jan 17, 2008 Hel Gibbons rated it liked it
Hmmm - most of these ways to change the world for a fiver are pretty obvious. A nicely presented book though :)
Gin Gil
Apr 24, 2013 Gin Gil rated it it was amazing
It reminds me of the little things we can do to make an impact :)
Sep 06, 2015 Emma rated it liked it
Lovely book with good ideas to change the world.
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