Monday, October 09, 2006

Book | Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

The book, designed by Sagmeister, begins with a foreward from Al Gore and an introduction by Bruce Sterling, followed by 600 pages of innovative ideas for creating a bright green future, divided into seven main chapters:

# Stuff which covers topics like green design, reducing one's ecological footprint, biomimicry, sustainable agriculture, clothing, cars and emerging technologies;

# Shelter covering topics like green building and landscaping, bright green home decor, clean energy, sustainable water systems, disaster relief and humanitarian design;

# Cities topics like smart growth, sustainable communities, transportation, greening infrastructure, product-service systems, leapfrogging and megacity challenges;

# Communities topics like education, women's rights, public health, holistic approaches to community development, copyleft, South-South science, social entrepreneurship and micro-lending, and philanthropy;

# Business topics like socially responsible investment, worldchanging start-ups, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility and green business;

# Politics topics like networked politics, new media, transparency, human rights, non-violent revolution and peacemaking;

# Planet the big picture -- everything from placing oneself in a bioregion to climate foresight to environmental history to green space exploration.

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