The Everyday Activist
Written by Michael Norton
Foreword by Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Publication Date September 01, 2006
You want to change the world? Of course you do. But where do you begin?
The Everyday Activist shows how even small actions can affect the local community and the wider world. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this ingenious handbook suggests actions for every day of the year. They include:
- Sowing the seeds of a green revolution: guerrilla gardening
- Campaigning for votes at 16: giving young people a say
- Going unshopping: 10 things never to buy again
- Influencing the media: becoming a political blogger
This essential handbook for activists young and old alike has been will help Canadian readers take action 365 days a year.
Michael Norton is a man intent on changing the world and enlisting others to do so on a daily basis. A merchant banker turned social activist, he has devoted the past thirty years to running voluntary organizations. He transformed the charity world in the UK by setting up the Directory of Social Change and initiating a raft of effective projects, including a banking system for South Asian street children, village reading groups in India, and a UK scheme to address the impact of global warming. He is determined to put the fun back into doing the right thing, showing how the smallest actions can have an impact on a local community as well as the wider world.
Severn Cullis Suzuki is an environmental activist and author. She lives in British Columbia.