‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton’


I have decided to not post any more thoughts on suggestions offered by this book. It is not because I don’t like the book – I do like it and think that the majority of the suggestions are worth following up on. I know I will be trying to follow up on many of them.

I think I have provided enough to whet the appetite of all so that those who will want to find out more will go out and buy the book. I highly recommend it.

Remember the website at:

www.365act.com

‘The Pilgrim’s Progress,’ by John Bunyan – in the Wild


I have now registered with BookCrossing.com and I am about to release my first book ‘into the wild.’ I got onto this idea by reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton.

Releasing the book ‘into the wild’ is simply leaving the book somewhere for another person to pick up.

To view information on the book and it’s release ‘into the wild,’ visit:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7707784

Changing the World: December 21 – Solar Cooking


Today’s suggestion is about replacing cooking methods that damage the environment and harm the health of people doing the cooking with a much healthier and environmentally friendly method of cooking. This method is solar cooking, which assists in limiting deforestation and desertification, as well as reducing the problems associated with inhalation of smoke on a continuous basis.

More information at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_E._Jones

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 20 – Wikipedia


Today’s suggestion is about taking part in providing a free online encyclopaedia – which is of course Wikipedia. You can get involved in the project at:

http://en.wikipedia.org

www.wikimediafoundation.org

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 19 – Blind Waiters


I won’t dwell too long on this suggestion – not because I don’t want to support the cause, which is to support blind people to find employment as waiters. There doesn’t seem to be an Australian or for that matter, a widely global application of the idea.

In several European cities there are restaurants which are in darkness, giving employment opportunities for the blind and increasing awareness of what it is like to be blind.

More information can be found at:

www.blindekuh.ch

www.danslenoir.com

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 18 – Helping Africa


One of the most disadvantaged areas in the world is Africa, where so many people live in poverty, along with all of the accompanying issues associated with poverty. It is a tragic situation, which the West can do a lot more about.

To help the African situation visit:

www.allafrica.com

www.standupforafrica.org.uk

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 17 – Street Children Awareness


This suggestion is one that seeks to raise awareness of a terrible situation that is growing and growing around the world. Today there is a growing crisis – street children. There are far too many kids being forced to live on the streets for various reasons.

More information at:

www.openfamily.org

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 16 – Support the Clown Doctors


Today’s suggestion is about getting behind the ‘clown doctors.’ Who are these ‘doctors?’ These are the people who seek to bring humour to the depressing wards of hospitals, especially for children.

Clown Doctors – a good idea that helps kids in hospital.

For more information and how to help:

www.humourfoundation.com.au

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 15 – Stop Shopping


Not sure what to think about this suggestion – decide for yourself at:

www.revbilly.com

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton

Changing the World: December 14 – Sex Strike


Ok, this suggestion appears to be one for the women – at least the examples I’ve read about were all women. I’m not sure that this idea would do a lot.

For more information:

www.globalwomenstrike.net

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton