"Brilliant worldwide tour of the possibilites of actually living a sustainable present. The lovely co-authors introduce us to Japanese womens' cooperatives, intentional communities around the world and small groups making a difference, such as guerilla gardening"
"Funny Money: how to make local money work and how bonkers money really is when you think about it. The key to a real currency is not gold or silver or dollars. The fairest currency is time, an hours work, whether you're a lawyer or a care worker. Check out your local LETS schemes or Timebanks for more details."
"Devastated by the Spanish Civil War, the Basques in the village of Mondragon set out to rebuild their communities working together as Cooperatives and it worked very, very well. This book looks a bit dry so check out the "Mondragon Experiment" on youtube."
"Simms believes passionately in the human capacity for change, and shows how the good life remains in our grasp. While global warming and financial meltdown might feel like modern day horsemen of the apocalypse, Simms shows how such end of the world scenarios offer us the chance for a new beginning."
"They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more – all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all."