Friday, February 16, 2007

365 Things You Can Do

From Spirituality and Health and recommended by Mike Kinman of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation

Book Review
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

365 Ways to Change the World: How to Make a Difference - One Day at a Time
Michael Norton
Free Press 01/07 Paperback $14.00
ISBN 0743297784
Michael Norton is the founder of the Directory of Social Change, the UK's leading agency that provides information, training, and support of voluntary organizations. In this user-friendly and accessible paperback, he provides one idea for every day of the year on how to make a difference in the world through acts of conscience, service, charity, kindness, and peace. The twelve themes are community and neighborhood, culture and creativity, democracy and human rights, discrimination, employment and enterprise, environment, globalization and consumerism, health, international development, peace, volunteering and citizenship, and young people.

Here are some of the ideas that caught our attention: use recycled toilet paper, be a virtual volunteer, Google bombing, fight bio-piracy, determine your ecological footprints, perform anonymous acts of generosity, seed the world, watch nonviolent movies, support local artisans, and make a will. Readers can visit the website for more ideas and information on the book's sources.

Book reviews copyright 1998 – 2006 by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat,

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