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The Ten Minute Activist: Easy Ways to Take Back the Planet

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The planet is in trouble. Global warming, record-breaking natural disasters, 9/11, two hotly contested presidential elections, and a war abroad has left many Americans feeling uneasy with the state of our own lives and the security of the planet. We know that life cannot be sustained at the current rate of consumption, yet it is easy to succumb to helplessness and apathy. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 29th 2006 by Nation Books (first published December 28th 2006)
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Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I bought this book for $.50 at a book sale through the local library. It's been sitting on my floor with the rest of the mountain of books that I just had to have. I needed a book to read coming off of Running Like a Girl. I chose this one. It looked small. I don't really consider myself to be a tree-hugger or hippie-dippy, but I definitely recycle, use canvas bags when grocery shopping, and donate my old clothes and home goods to Goodwill. (I've even been considering composting.) I went in to t ...more
Kim Schwenk
Supplies a "non-activist" with tools for activism engagement, but I felt like it was written for white alt-yuppies. Ones that think it's ok to visit Starbucks every once and a while to "treat" themselves. People that view the green movement as a trend. I would hope reading it would then stimulate someone to seek out and then apply direct action within their community, instead of saying "oh that was neat" and then driving to the store for a jug of milk.
Feb 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Although written for "activists" in the US, there are still some really useful and relevant tips for our own local activists. Have definitely inspired me to check out more about FairTrade and eating/buying locally, seasonally and sustainably here in Singapore.
Jennifer Coleman-Davidson
Looks pretty cool with some simple ideas to help our poor declining world! I'm excited :o)
Ayse Arf
Aug 07, 2007 marked it as to-read
Picked this and a bunch of other orphaned preview copies up from CityBeat's offices.
Feb 29, 2008 added it
Recommended, of course.
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Heavily geared towards the US. Of limited usefulness to anyone not American.
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