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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Change starts at home! Learn what happens when our personal choices put the well-being of society and the environment in balance with the economy.

Making Shift Happen

Making Shift Happen teaches you how to use the same behavioral strategies corporations use to sell you stuff you don’t need – but to help the planet instead. Learn what drives human decision-making, and how to design and implement effective behavior change strategies that move people to take environmental action.

Making Shift Happen

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The Token

‣ In The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Creating Diversity in Your Organization, your new token Black friend, Crystal Byrd Farmer, acts as the bridge between majority white organizations that are dedicated to social justice and affirmative action and the diverse people in community they want to recruit.

The Token

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The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition

The Better World Shopping Guide, 7th Edition, rates hundreds of products and services from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys." Drawing on decades of meticulous research, and with a greater emphasis on climate impacts, this updated seventh edition shows who actually "walks the talk".

The Better World Shopping Guide: 7th Edition

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The Aging of Aquarius (Audiobook)

The Aging of Aquarius takes readers on a journey to find a new identity and passion and purpose in retirement. From gardening clubs to political campaigning, to social investing and creative work, it offers inspiration, practical steps, and resources.

The Aging of Aquarius (Audiobook)

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The Aging of Aquarius

The Aging of Aquarius takes readers on a journey to find a new identity and passion and purpose in retirement. From gardening clubs to political campaigning, to social investing and creative work, it offers inspiration, practical steps, and resources.

The Aging of Aquarius

Paperback $17.99
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The Better World Shopping Guide: 6th Edition

The Better World Shopping Guide rates hundreds of products and services from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys". Drawing on decades of meticulous research, this completely revised and updated edition shows you who actually "walks the talk," ensuring that your money is changing the world for the better.

The Better World Shopping Guide: 6th Edition

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Uprooting Racism - 4th Edition

‣ There's a long tradition of white people opposing racism-but there are also many excuses we give for not getting involved. Now in a fully updated 4th edition, Uprooting Racism is the supportive, practical go-to guide for helping white people work with others for equal opportunity, democracy, and justice in these divisive and angry times.

Uprooting Racism - 4th Edition

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Dude Making a Difference

‣ You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride 4,700 miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your few electrical needs with solar power and creating nearly zero ...

Dude Making a Difference

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Magnifeco

‣ In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh-the worst garment industry accident in recorded history-the words "fashion disaster" acquired a new and much more sinister meaning. Commentators suggested that the tragedy was completely predictable in a sector with a shocking track record of rampant environmental damage, ...

Magnifeco

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Fixing Fashion

‣ With sales of more than US $500 billion a year, the fashion industry is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, employing millions of men, women, and often children in the developing world. And yet its record is far from pretty. The collapse of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza with some 3,500 garment workers inside was a ...

Fixing Fashion

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The Joy of Missing Out

The Joy of Missing Out examines the implications of a technologically focused life and suggests options to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, this makes a case for increasing intentionality and being more present in our daily lives.

The Joy of Missing Out

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Educating for Action

‣ The pursuit of freedom and justice is a timeless effort, but new activists may not know where to begin, while more experienced ones often become jaded or fatigued. The task of constructing a new society free from oppression and inequality can be overwhelming. Tools for facilitating motivation, engagement and communication can mean ...

Educating for Action

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Living in the Shadow of the Cross

‣ Over the centuries, Christianity has accomplished much which is deserving of praise. Its institutions have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and advocated for the poor. Christian faith has sustained people through crisis and inspired many to work for social justice.

Yet, although the word "Christian" connotes the epitome ...

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Underminers

‣ To undermine something is to weaken its very foundation in order to bring about its eventual collapse.

Underminers is a radical guide to dismantling the industrial machine. The first section of the book deconstructs the Tools of Disconnection-the subtle and seemingly innocuous methods by which we are manipulated into artificial separation ...

Underminers

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Small Stories, Big Changes

‣ A remarkable cast of characters inhabit the pages of this book. Meet Tim Toben, who developed a high rise with the lowest energy consumption of any building in the southeastern United States, was foreclosed upon, and lost millions in the process. Gary Phillips held the line against real estate developers in Chatham County and was ...

Small Stories, Big Changes

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Living Room Revolution

‣ Every man for himself! For too long we have lived in a competitive, consumer-oriented culture, destroying the well-being of people and the planet. We believe that money brings happiness, yet all too often, the opposite is true. The pursuit of wealth at any cost corrupts our values and diminishes our lives. The resulting inequality ...

Living Room Revolution

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Ecothrifty

‣ Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without-our grandmothers knew the importance of responsible, thrifty choices. But somewhere along the way we succumbed to the belief that we can get everything for next to nothing, have it shipped halfway around the world and then, more often than not, just throw it away.

This consumer binge ...

Ecothrifty

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Toward Sustainable Communities

‣ The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places. This comprehensive update of the classic text presents a leading-edge overview of sustainability in a new fully-illustrated, ...

Toward Sustainable Communities

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Mobilizing the Green Imagination

‣ Dysfunctional cities, catastrophic climate change, ever-deepening distance from nature-today we see environmental disaster everywhere we look. In Mobilizing the Green Imagination, philosophical provocateur Anthony Weston urges us to move beyond ever more desperate attempts to "green" the status quo, toward entirely different and ...

Mobilizing the Green Imagination

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The Interfaith Alternative

‣ Whatever your spiritual path, chances are that the primary tenets of your faith include universal love, acceptance and compassion. Yet three thousand years after Moses, twenty-five hundred years after the Buddha, two thousand years after Jesus and fifteen hundred after Muhammad, we are still divided by our differences. Religious ...

The Interfaith Alternative

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Tales from the Sustainable Underground

‣ Activists striving for any type of social change often find themselves operating on the fringes of legal and social norms. Many experience difficulties when their innovative ideas run afoul of antiquated laws and regulations that favor a big business, energy- and material-intensive approach.Tales from the Sustainable underground ...

Tales from the Sustainable Underground

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Fostering Sustainable Behavior

‣ To attain a sustainable future, we must change many of our everyday actions. This completely revised and updated edition of Fostering Sustainable Behavior shows how community-based social marketing is key to overcoming barriers and resistance and creating new social norms.

Fostering Sustainable Behavior

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The Making of an Elder Culture
The Summer of Love. Vietnam. Woodstock. These are the milestones of the baby boomer generation Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 breakthrough book The Making of a Counter Culture. Part of an unprecedented longevity revolution, those boomers form the most educated, most socially conscientious, politically savvy older generation ...

The Making of an Elder Culture

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Less is More
Our obsessive pursuit of wealth isn't working-people are afraid and anxious; we're destroying the planet, undermining happiness, and clinging to an unsustainable economy.

But there's another way. Less can be More. Throughout history wise people have argued that we need to live more simply-that only by limiting outer wealth can we ...

Less is More

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Living Green

‣ Social issues are, and need to be, a central part of environmental and economic sustainability efforts. Using stories of extraordinary communities across North America, Living Green showcases the social side of living green.

The book features communities that explicitly integrate social and human factors into their design and planning, ...

Living Green

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Green Careers

‣ People of all ages and backgrounds are seeking work in career fields that will help save the planet, yet many people are unaware of the variety of green careers available. This unique career guidance book, based on labor market research, covers green jobs representing almost every area of career interest.

The authors' extensive ...

Green Careers

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Rhetoric for Radicals

‣ Radicals have important messages to deliver but are often so caught up in the passion of their causes that they lose sight of effective communication-which is their biggest tool. Crucial to the cause is the ability to speak with clarity and intelligence, without underestimating the challenge of breaking new ground and winning new ...

Rhetoric for Radicals

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Making a Living While Making a Difference

Making a Living While Making a Difference is a timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude. It's "about" greener enterprises and technologies, socially responsible business, innovative nonprofit work, and reinventing government. It's really about putting the ...

Making a Living While Making a Difference

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How To Re-Imagine The World

‣ 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 ...

How To Re-Imagine The World

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The Better World Handbook

‣ Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, The Better World Handbook is directed toward those who care about creating a more just, sustainable and socially responsible world but don't know where to begin. Substantially updated, this revised best-seller now contains more recent information ...

The Better World Handbook

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Enough Blood Shed

Enough Blood Shed confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons and the belief that war is inevitable, with people powerless to change the system. It provides an alternative perspective based on solutions known to be successful because they have been used already.

The first part of the book describes the culture of violence that ...

Enough Blood Shed

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The Joy of Conflict Resolution

The Joy of Conflict Resolution helps readers better understand their conflicts through the lens of the "drama triangle" of victims, villains and heroes. Accessible, engaging and light-hearted, it provides proven and practical skills for moving beyond confrontation to resolve conflicts collaboratively.

The Joy of Conflict Resolution

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Somebodies and Nobodies

‣ In the on-going attempts to overcome racism and sexism in North America today, we are overlooking another kind of discrimination that is no less damaging and equally unjustifiable. It is a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees: discrimination based on rank. Low rank-signifying weakness, vulnerability, and the absence ...

Somebodies and Nobodies

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The Troublemaker's Teaparty

‣ Thousands of small groups with few resources spend large amounts of time trying to influence decision-makers. For the most part, these groups are made up of ordinary citizens driven by a desire to make a difference beyond their own lives. Governments and corporations call these people "troublemakers." Those who study complex problems ...

The Troublemaker's Teaparty

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Our Ecological Footprint

Our Ecological Footprint presents an internationally-acclaimed tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households, communities, regions and nations, converting the seemingly complex concepts of carrying capacity, resource-use, waste-disposal and the like into a graphic form that everyone can grasp ...

Our Ecological Footprint

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