BOLD IDEAS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
"At this critical moment of history, with a pandemic raging, we have the rare opportunity for a Great Reset – to choose a different future. This series of books provides a platform for pragmatic thought leaders to share their vision for change based on their deep expertise. For communities and nations struggling to cope with the crisis, these books will provide a burst of hope and energy to help us take the first difficult steps towards a better future."
- Tim Ward, publisher of Changemakers Books and creator of the Resetting out Future series
NEW TITLES - OCTOBER 15, 2020
WHAT IF SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS SIMPLE?
Tom Bowman, President of Bowman Change, Inc
An inspiring and practical narrative that will leave readers feeling uplifted and empowered to create a future they are eager to embrace.
The premise of this book is crucial: though climate change is complicated, the most important solution is very clear. We have to stop burning fossil fuels, and do it fast. Stated that way, we can get to work. - Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
ZERO WASTE LIVING, THE 80/20 WAY
THE BUSY PERSON’S GUIDE TO A LIGHTER FOOTPRINT
Stephanie Miller, Founder of Zero Waste in DC, and former Director, IFC Climate Business Department
Many of us feel powerless to solve the looming climate and waste crises. We have too much on our plates, and may think these problems are better solved by governments and businesses. This book unlocks the potential in each "too busy" individual to be a crucial part of the solution. Stephanie Miller combines her career focused on climate change with her own research and personal experience to show how a few, relatively easy lifestyle changes can create significant positive impact. Using the simplicity of the 80/20 rule, she shows us those things (the 20%) that we can do to make the biggest (80%) difference in reversing the climate and waste crises.
A CHICKEN CAN’T LAY A DUCK EGG
HOW COVID-19 CAN SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Graeme Maxton, (former Secretary-General of the Club of Rome), and Bernice Maxton-Lee (former Director, Jane Goodall Institute)
Vast swathes of the current economic system have to be dismantled to secure humanity’s future. Until recently that was thought impossible. Covid-19 proves this wrong. It is possible to shut polluting businesses overnight and pay people during a transition. Because Covid-19 has done half the job for us, a sustainable future is finally within our grasp. This book explains how societies can embrace this unique chance to build a future where people live with decency, and in balance with nature
A GLOBAL PLAYBOOK FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC
The health and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 has revealed that most countries’ national health systems are inadequate to cope with pandemics. These are global challenges that call for global responses. At the heart of this book is a bold new proposal to create a global pandemic playbook that can be quickly deployed when the next pandemic strikes. Countries and their experts must collaborate to create early warning systems, preparedness, prevention, responses and containment.
But who should pay the cost? Anne Kabagambe, a former Executive Board director for the World Bank Group, explores the options, and argues that to fail to learn from COVID-19 and neglect to create a global playbook now would cost far more when the next pandemic strikes.
HOW WE CAN REVERSE EXTREME INEQUALITY
Paul O'Brien, VP at Oxfam America
Is it actually possible? - that we might emerge from this pandemic with a peaceful global power switch from those who have too much to those who don't have enough? With billionaires able to decide the fate of nations, private corporations more powerful and less accountable than ever, and political autocrats around the world shaking our confidence in democratic institutions, power resides in all the wrong places. And so our world is in crisis. In such moments, activists find opportunities. Not to restore the pre-crises order, but to transform it. Paul O’Brien argues that progressive activists may never have a better opportunity to rewrite economic rules, systems and outcomes in favor of those who don't have enough. His book offers practical action steps for activists who want to drive a power switch that overcomes extreme inequalities in our world.
Bold ideas from pragmatic visionaries
STEPHANIE J. MILLER
Zero Waste Living,
the 80/20 Way
What if Solving
Climate Change Is Simple?
A Global Playbook
for the Next Pandemic
A Chicken Can't Lay
a Duck Egg
DR. CLAIRE NELSON
SMART Futures for a Sustainable World
Cut Climate Super Pollutants Now!
Cut Super Climate Pollutants
Learning from Tomorrow