Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century


"We are very pleased to announce that our book, Worldchanging: A User’s
Guide for the 21st Century, has an official publication date, November 1, 2006!

We could not be happier with what we’re seeing.

Stefan Sagmeister is creating an innovative look for the book, a look
we love — a design which is eye-grabbing and completely original while
facilitating and deepening the reader’s experience. Dan Tucker and the team at
Sideshow Media are doing a stunning job of finding powerful images to illustrate
the solutions we cover (which, when you’re telling as many relatively unknown
stories as we are, becomes a harder task than you might think).

If you’ve
been a long-time, regular WorldChanging reader, some of what we cover in the
book will be at least familiar ground, but much of it is brand-new material, and
all of it is presented with a depth of focus that we have rarely had the time
and resources to accomplish on this site. We think you’ll find it a compelling,
useful guide to some of the most interesting new and emerging tools, models and
ideas for changing the world…"


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From the Publisher

Worldchanging is poised to be the Whole Earth Catalog
for this millennium. Written by leading new thinkers who believe that
the means for building a better future lie all around us, Worldchanging
is packed with the information, resources, reviews, and ideas that give
readers the tools they need to make a difference. Brought together by
Alex Steffen, co-founder of the popular and award-winning web site, this team of top-notch writers includes Cameron
Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity, Geekcorps founder Ethan
Zuckerman, sustainable food expert Anna Lappe, and many others.
Renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister brings his extraordinary talents to
Worldchanging, resulting in a book that will challenge readers to personally redefine the conversation about the future.

Each chapter offers readers new answers to key questions, such as:
Why does buying locally produced food make sense?
What steps can I take to influence my workplace toward sustainability?
How do I volunteer, advocate, and give more effectively?

From eco-building to responsible shopping, political action to humanitarian relief, Worldchanging
puts the power to solve problems into the reader’s hands.