Whoever said you can't fight city hall, never had access to a book like this. An invaluable guide and fascinating glimpse into the life of a tireless campaigner for the planet, this book can show anyone how to fight for a cause.If you have ever tried to save a local hospital, keep a neighbourhood school open, or stop logging in a nearby forest, you will immediately recognize the benefits of this accessible handbook. Covered are topics such as:
- How to get your issue in the news
- How to organize
- How to lobby
- How to mount a successful campaign
A veteran environmental organizer and activist, Elizabeth May has put decades of experience and advice into this entertaining read. Sprinkled throughout are stories of her career in activism: from adventures in the Amazon with Sting and Gordon Lightfoot, to surprising stories of Canadian political figures including the late Dalton Camp and Prime Minister Paul Martin. With this book Elizabeth May has given Canadians the tools they need to protect their communities and the planet.
"How to Save the World In Your Spare Time offers useful ideas, valuable insights and sound direction for anyone seeking to bring about social change". - Atlantic Books Today
About the Author
ELIZABETH MAY is an environmentalist, writer, activist, and lawyer. She was the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 until 2006. She is a former member of the Board of the International Institute of Sustainable Development and is former vice-chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. In 1999, Dalhousie University created a permanent chair in her honour, the Elizabeth May Chair in Women’s Health & the Environment. She has received numerous rewards, including the United Nations Global 500 award and two honourary doctorates. She is the author of four books, including At the Cutting Edge: The Crisis in Canada’s Forest and, with Maude Barlow, Frederick Street: Life and Death on Canada’s Love Canal. In 2005 Elizabeth May was honoured to be appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada. She lives in Ottawa.
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Key Porter Books; 1 edition (April 20 2006)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 14 x 1.5 cm