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People around the world are deciding that the well-being of their local community and its economy lies with them - they’re rolling up their sleeves, getting together with friends and neighbours, and doing something to 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.
"Dealing with global challenges will need important rules set at high levels, but we will only survive and thrive if we become enchanted by positive change locally, where we experience the world. This book is that spell to help rapid transition happen." --Andrew Simms, author, "Cancel the Apocalypse "
"Rob Hopkins's book is a truly unique piece of work that anyone who cares about our future in this densely populated and threatened world should read. It offers original thought and clear analysis. It also combines realism and hope." --Jonathan Dimbleby, writer and broadcaster
"There's a buzz around this book, and its message, that gives great grounds for optimism on topics that are often rather doom-laden. Its true power lies in the fact that its many smart ideas are already underway. The idea that local food can be better for communities, for local economies, for our well-being, and for the planet is now widely accepted. "The Power of Just Doing Stuff" captures the potential of applying that thinking beyond food, to how we think about energy generation, development, investment, [and] job creation and to the shift to an economy appropriate to the 21st century." - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer, and "real food" campaigner.
Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm