The Power of Just Doing Stuff How local action can change the world
Rob Hopkins, Green Books, United Kingdom, June 2013
Something is stirring. People around the world are deciding that the well-being of their community and its economy lies with them. They’re people like you. They’ve had enough, and, rather than waiting for permission, they’re rolling up their sleeves, getting together with friends and neighbours, and doing something about it. Whether they start small or big, they’re finding that just doing stuff can transform their neighbourhoods and their lives. The Power of Just Doing Stuff argues that this shift represents the seeds of a new economy - the answer to our desperate search for a new way forward - and at its heart is people deciding that change starts with them. Communities worldwide are already modelling a more local economy rooted in place, in well-being, in entrepreneurship, and in creativity. And it works. Packed with inspiring real-life examples of how to change things, this book ties in with the increasing focus on community action during our tough economic times. It will appeal to schools, community groups and campaigners as well as the general public and Transition groups. Rob Hopkins is a regular blogger and has 8000+ followers on Twitter.