Lift Review: Changing course for life
CHANGING COURSE FOR LIFE: Local solutions to global problems
2009 JULIAN ROSE
If you don't fancy reading about the world's problems in a 200-300-400-page book, try this one - just 157 pages. It will give you a quick overview of many issues, from the perspective of a writer who has worked round the world in many places and occupations. He seeks to ‘raise awareness of the need to build a dynamic balance between economic, social and environmental concerns.'
In each chapter there is a clear, often hard-hitting, description of issues, and suggestions on dealing with them. I think some would be particularly relevant here in Lyttelton, where many of us are working to bring about positive changes locally. Chapters that contain information particularly useful here would be: 4: Agriculture, Environment and Rural Economy - the Foundations of Human Survival; 8: Man and Animal; 9: Art, Education and Spirit: United; 10: Youth meets Wisdom; 11: Health and Medicine - Toward a Universal State of Balance; 15: Greening the City. Of course, it's best to read the whole book - which doesn't take long.
Some chapters begin with great quotations, such as: Albert Einstein's "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."