One day at a time
For people who want to take their revolution a little slower, there's Michael Norton's 365 Ways to Change the World: How to Make a Difference One Day at a Time, a clever spin on books with daily meditations. Each page corresponds to a day in the year and offers a bite-sized thought or activity that could plausibly make a small positive impact on the planet. One day, 365 Ways to Change the World will have you sending a cash donation to Zimbabwe; the next, you'll be asked simply to meditate on gender inequities. Readers are frequently called on to organize meetings of like-minded thinkers who will offer safety in numbers as well as many hands to make light work of projects. Other pages have you thinking about how even your tippling habits affect the planet. Did you know that Spanish growers of oak cork are in danger of losing their livelihoods and surrendering their forests to clearing from the advent of plastic wine corks? Lynn Hamilton writes about environmental issues from Tybee Island, Georgia.