Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New David Suzuki Book Club Book

“Human conversation is the most ancient and easiest way to cultivate the conditions for change –
personal change, community and organizational change, planetary change.”
Margaret Wheatley

Books – those fertile storehouses of ideas – can inspire conversation and debate. They can also move people to action that can change the world. That’s why the David Suzuki Foundation has its very own book club, and you can be a part of it – on your own, with a friend, or in a group.

Benefits of membership

* reading guides tailored to each book selection
* access to web resources including broadcasts and discussions
* opportunities to meet like-minded folks, online and in your community
* a chance to seed the beginnings of real, positive change

Current Book Club Selection

Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness (Paperback)
by Wanda Urbanska, Cecile Andrews
Social Science / Essays / Political Science / Self-Help / Personal Growth - Happiness
Publisher: New Society Publishers

Book Description

People are afraid and anxious. We're destroying the planet, undermining happiness, and clinging to an unsustainable economy. Our obsessive pursuit of wealth isn't working.

But there's another way. Lesscanbe More. Throughout history wise people have argued that we need to live more simply-that only by limiting outer wealth can we have inner wealth.Less is Moreis a compelling collection of essays by people who have been writing about simplicity for decades. They bring us a new vision of Less: less stuff, less work, less stress, less debt. A life with Less becomes a life of More: more time, more satisfaction, more balance, and more security.

When we have too much, we savor nothing. When we choose less, we regain our life and can think and feel deeply. Ultimately, a life of less connects us with one true source of happiness: being part of a caring community.Less is Moreshows how to turn individual change into a movement that leads to policy changes in government and corporate behavior, work hours, the wealth gap, and sustainability. It will appeal to those who want to take back their lives, their planet, and their well-being.

Cecile Andrews is the author ofCircle of SimplicityandSlow is Beautifuland cofounder of Phinney EcoVillage. She has her doctorate in education from Stanford.

Wanda Urbanska is producer and host ofSimple Living with Wanda Urbanska. She is author or co-author of numerous books, includingSimple LivingandNothing's Too Small to Make a Difference.

About Cecile Andrews

Cecile Andrews is a community educator, author of Circle of Simplicity and contributor to several books on living more simply and taking back our time. She and her husband are founders of Seattle's Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community.

About Wanda Urbanska

Wanda Urbanska is producer/host of Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska. She is author or co-author of numerous books, including Simple Living and Nothing's Too Small to Make a Difference.


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