Facebook Page: At the BookShelf


I have been working on a Facebook Page for At the BookShelf. This is now live and has been for a little while. I am looking at ways to broaden the horizon for At the BookShelf and a Facebook page is a good start. I still need to add a cover picture and profile picture – if anyone has a suggestion please feel free to let me know via the page.

Please follow on the Facebook page (by liking the page) via the link at the right of the Blog. Thanks all 🙂

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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 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

Changing the World: December 13 – Hunger Banquets


Today’s suggestion is yet another with a website to provide further information. I like the idea of hosting a ‘hunger banquet’ in that it provides an opportunity for a bit of fun, yet increases awareness of a major global crisis and the opportunity to raise some money to help.

Visit the website at:

www.hungerbanquet.org

 

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

Changing the World: December 12 – Buying ‘Good Gifts’


This is a terrific idea – buying ‘Good Gifts.’ The idea behind this suggestion is simply to buy a gift for someone in a needy country via a website and then let someone know you have bought a gift on their behalf. Don’t quite get it? Nevermind – just check out the web site for more information. What a great idea.

www.goodgifts.org

 

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