365 Ways to Change the World

How to Make a Difference One Day at a Time

By Michael Norton
(Free Press, Paperback, 9780743297783, 390pp.)

Publication Date: January 2007

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You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day of the year, 365 Ways to Change the World is packed with information and ideas that don't take a lot of special skills to put into action, but will achieve something positive:

  • Observe a "Buy Nothing Day"
  • Plant a "peace pole"
  • Sew a panel for an AIDS memorial quilt
  • Collect rainwater to water your plants

The suggestions cover twelve important areas in which you can influence change, including in your local community, as a consumer, making a cultural contribution, and addressing problems such as the environment, health, and human rights. You can go through the book day by day or use the index to flip to the issues that concern you most; to help you take action, a complementary website links straight to many of the sources listed in the book. Great to give as well as to keep, this is an inspiring, practical resource for making the world a better place -- one day at a time.




About the Author
Michael Norton is involved in humanitarian efforts all around the world, and this book has been adapted for the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India. He founded the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action in 1995 and the UK-based Directory of Social Change. The author of several books, including "The Worldwide Fundraiser's Handbook", Norton lives in London.
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