Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.
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– 152 pages
4.5 Inches × 7 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 200 Grams
BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2007-10-01
How To Re-Imagine The World
A Pocket Guide For Practical Visionaries
Who says that all possible social and political systems have already been invented? Or that work -- or marriage, or environmentalism, or anything else -- must be just what they are now?
This book is a conceptual toolbox for imagining and initiating radical social change. Chapters offer specific, focused, and shareable techniques:
- Seeking a Whole Vision: creating a pull and not just a push toward change.
- Generative thinking: Looking for "Seeds" and "Sparks", Stretching and Twisting Ideas, and Going Two Steps Too Far.
- Looking for Unexpected Openings: "Weeds" and "Wild Cards", Inside Tracks, Leverage Points, and Hidden Possibilities.
- Working at the Roots: Reconstructing the built world, cultural practices, even worldviews.
- Building Momentum: Playing to our Strengths; Reclaiming the Language; "Allying Everywhere"; Doing it Now, Going for Broke...
Leap-frogging new kinds of cars and better mass transit in turn, why not a world in which "transportation" itself is unneeded?
What about remaking New Orleans as a floating city, or putting only extreme surfers in the path of hurricanes?
And why not dream of the stars? The question is not whether radical change is coming. It is already well underway. The only question is who will make it. Why not us?