Worldchanging: A Users Guide for the 21st Century is a groundbreaking compendium of the most innovative solutions, ideas and inventions emerging today for building a sustainable, livable, prosperous future.
From consumer consciousness to a new vision for industry; non-toxic homes to refugee shelters; microfinance to effective philanthropy; socially responsible investing to starting a green business; citizen media to human rights; ecological economics to climate change, this is the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview to date of what’s possible in the near future — if we decide to make it so.
The Worldchanging book contains over 600 pages, divided into 7 sections which include a vast range of topics.
stuff :: green design, biomimicry, sustainable food, clothing, trade and technology
shelter :: green building and landscaping, clean energy, water, disaster relief and humanitarian design
cities :: smart growth, sustainable communities, transportation, greening infrastructure, product-service systems, leapfrogging and megacity challenges
community :: education, women’s rights, public health, holistic approaches to community development, South-South science, social entrepreneurship and micro-lending, and philanthropy
business :: socially responsible investment, worldchanging start-ups, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility and green business
politics :: networked politics, new media, transparency, human rights, non-violent revolution and peacemaking
planet :: big picture — everything from placing oneself in a bioregion to climate foresight to environmental history to green space exploration