One of our daily reads is WorldChanging.com. I spent Monday in an IFTF future planning session with WorldChanging co-founder Jamais Cascio, and was reminded what a broad and optimistic group of thinkers make up that very virtual team. And I was also reminded that they have a new book out.
We rely on the WorldChanging site for our daily of dose of that youthful “we can conquer any problem with reasonable solutions, some really clean AJAX code, and a cool ambient soundtrack” kind of vibe. Delivered in snippets in daily blog post format, WorldChanging is an influential online voice and a kindred spirit to organizations like TerraPass. In book format, it may be a tome for a new generation of environmental and social leaders.
The forthcoming New York Review of Books article from Bill McKibben give some choice compliments:
WorldChanging can tell you whom to text-message from your phone in order to advocate for international debt relief, and how to build an iPod speaker from an old tin of Altoids mints. It’s a compendium of everything a younger generation of environmental activists has to offer: creativity, digital dexterity, networking ability, an Internet-era optimism about the future, and a deep concern about not only green issues but related questions of human rights, poverty, and social justice.
If that sounds like your cup of tea, or good bedtime read, pick it up at Amazon and get ready to get inspired. Delivery is set for November 1.