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Do It Yourself: A Handbook for Changing Our World

by Trapese Collective
£12.99   paperback  Pluto Press (2007)

Do It Yourself:  A Handbook for Changing Our World by Trapese Collective Do you really want to change the world? If the answer is YES, then this book shows you how.
 
Ethical consumerism is now big business. But leading a sustainable and truly radical life encompasses a whole variety of things that challenge the mainstream. This book shows how we can make real changes to the way we live. In simple steps, it describes how you can create sustainable and equitable ways of living that can help transform not just your own life, but the culture around you.
 
Covering everything from eduction, to transport, entertainment and housing, the book brings together practical advice on progressive alternatives.
 
It shows you how to: set up a housing cooperative, do a workshop on climate change, build a passive solar heating system, start an independent media project, set up a social centre, and make interventions in the urban landscape that are funny and inspiring and lots more!
 
Contents
 
Glossary; Introduction: Do it yourself;
 
1. Why the party's over;
 
2. How to get off the grid;
 
3. Why do it without leaders;
 
4. How to make decisions ourselves;
 
5. Why society is making us sick;
 
6. How to manage our own health;
 
7. Why we've still got a lot to learn;
 
8. How to inspire change through learning;
 
9. Why we are what we eat;
 
10. How to set up community gardens;
 
11. Why we need cultural activism;
 
12. How to prank, play and subvert the system;
 
13. Why we have to reclaim the commons;
 
14. How to set up autonomous spaces;
 
15. Why we need to reclaim the media; V 16. How to communicate beyond TV;
 
17. Why we need to take direct action;
 
18. How to build active campaigns;
 
Conclusions: Changing our world;
 
Index.

ISBN 13: 9780745326375 | ISBN 10: 0745326374