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"You are either part of the solution,
or you are part of the problem."
— Eldridge Cleaver [1935-98]

"Be the change [that] you want to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi [1869-1948]

"Not everything that is faced can be changed;
but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
— James Baldwin [1924-87]


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Solutions Links

Rolex Awards for Enterprise     Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Union of Concerned Scientists re global warming

Turner Foundation        Zero Population Growth

California Global Warming

      
NIFL/LINCS for literacy

"National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent"
[U.S. Department of Education Report October 1993]
online text version at U.S. Dept. of Education

Economic Policy Institute of Wash DC

Global Energy Network Institute        Citizens for Global Solutions [est. 1947]

Negative Population Growth [est. 1972]
National Day of Reason [May 6th]
Green Home Building: info on sustainable & natural architecture
nifty tools to measure garden hose output
Common Sense for Drug Policy and Drug War Facts
The Heifer Project [est. 1944]
Nigel J. Williams 'The Green Millionaire' (free book)

Purpose Prize: for seniors 60+ [est. 2005; deadline in March]
Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference [April-May 2013 = #13] in Laguna Niguel, California
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability Forum [June 2013 = #17] in Boulder, Colorado
Aspen [CO] Ideas Festival [July 2013 = #8]

U.S Energy Star Program        Energy Star Change A Light Pledge

Film Aid International [est. 1999]

Education Opportunity Network [est. 4/2013] which is a blog of the Institute for America's Future

American Labor Movements Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore

'Economics Or Else!' Pages
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Selected Books on These Subjects
Earth's Biosphere • Class War & Economics • Healthcare
Energy & Global Warming • Education • International Politics
Corporations vs. America

Books About U.S. Politics & Elections Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore



Solutions: Reading Material

Chelsea Green Publishing - books on sustainable living [est. 1984]

Later Than You Think book by Max Lerner  "It Is Later Than You Think: The Need For A Militant Democracy"
[orig 1938, revised 1943] by Max Lerner [1902-1992]

Transaction Publrs hardcover [1/89] for $39.95
Strong Democracy  "Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics For A New Age" [1984]
by Benjamin R. Barber

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [2/2004] for $11.53
Univ CA Press hardcover [6/84] out of print/used
Quiet Crisis  "The Quiet Crisis and The Next Generation" [1988] by Stewart L. Udall
contains the original "Quiet Crisis" book, plus nine additional chapters
Gibbs Smith 8½x5½ pb [9/91] out of print/used
Gibbs Smith hardcover [10/88] out of print/used
"The Quiet Crisis" [orig 1963]
Avon mass pb [1/64] out of print/used
Holt, Rinehart & Winston hardcover [1/64] out of print/used
Save Our Planet  
"Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up The Earth" [1990] by Diane Maceachern, illustrations by Lonni Sue Johnson
Dell 9x6 pb [12/91] for $15.00
Dell 8½x6¼ pb [rev 4/95] out of print/many used
Sustainable Economy  "A Sustainable Economy For The 21st Century" [1998]
by Juliet B. Schor

Seven Stories Press / Open Media pamphlet [12/98] for $5.36
Seven Stories / Open Media Adobe Reader ebook [2/99] for $4.50
Seven Stories / Open Media M/S Reader ebook [2/99] for $4.50
When Technology Fails  "When Technology Fails: A Manual For Self-Reliance & Planetary Survival" [2000] by Matthew Stein
Clear Light Books 11x8½ pb [12/2000] for $12.97
author's design & engineering website
Cradle to Cradle  "Cradle To Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things" [2002]
by William McDonough & Michael Braungart

North Point Press 8x5 pb [4/2002] for $16.50
Fortune At The Bottom of The Pyramid  "The Fortune At The Bottom of The Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits" [2004] by C.K. Prahalad
Wharton School 9x6¼ pb [1/2006] for $11.04
Wharton School hardcover {book & CD-ROM} [8/2004] for $18.89
What Can I Do?  "What Can I Do?: An Alphabet For Living" [2004]
by Lisa Harrow

Hundreds of websites that tell you how to make your home, your life, your entire world more beautiful, simple and sustainable 'in accordance with the laws of nature'.
Chelsea Green pb [9/2004] for $7.95
Powerdown / Options & Actions by Richard Heinberg  "Powerdown: Options & Actions For A Post-Carbon World" [2004]
by Richard Heinberg

New Society 8½x6 pb [9/2004] for $11.53
Temple Lodge pb [9/2004] out of print/used
Deep Economy by Bill McKibben  "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities & The Durable Future"
[2007] by Bill McKibben

Holt 8x5¼ pb [3/2008] for $11.20
Times Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] for $15.00
Hot, Flat & Crowded book by Thomas L. Friedman  "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America" [2009]
by (Pulitzer Prize-winner) Thomas L. Friedman

Kindle Edition from Picador [11/2009] for $9.99
Picador 2nd edition 8¼x5½ pb [11/2009] for $10.88

Solutions: Periodicals

Z Magazine cover   "Z Magazine" [est. 1988]
Z is an independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice, defending against repression, and creating liberty. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activist efforts for a better future.
11 issues/year subscription for $44.37 [USA only]
Znet / Z Magazine website

Yes! Magazine cover   "YES! A Journal of Positive Futures"
An award-winning quarterly magazine that invites readers to be part of a global community of change makers. Each issue focuses on a theme, showing the possibilities and practical steps that can lead us all to a more positive future. In each issue you also find book reviews, practical advice for living more sustainably, the page that counts, special features, columns, and short "indicators."
4 issues/year subscription for $25.76 via Amazon
Yes! Magazine website

Progressive Magazine cover  "The Progressive" Magazine [est. 1909]
"[Our] mission is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad. The magazine, its affiliates, and its staff steadfastly oppose militarism, the concentration of power in corporate hands, the disenfranchisement of the citizenry, poverty, and prejudice in all its guises. We champion peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy."
subscription: 12 issues/year for $36.00 via Amazon
'The Progressive' Magazine website
Ode Magazine cover  
"Ode Magazine" in Dutch or English
English edition subscription: 8 issues/year for $29.95 via Amazon
Ode Magazine website
Mother Jones Magazine cover  "Mother Jones" Magazine [est. 1976]
An independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
subscription: 6 issues/year for $15.00 via Amazon
Mother Jones Magazine website
Monthly Review Magazine [est. 1949]: An Independent Socialist Magazine  "Monthly Review" Magazine: An Independent Socialist Magazine
Founded in 1949 to counter the anti-Communist hysteria of the Blacklist Era; currently provides analysis of world and national events from a political and economic point of view; recent contributors include Grace Lee Boggs, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano & John Nichols, with recent 'reprise' articles by Albert Einstein & C. Wright Mills
subscription: 11 issues/year for $39.00 via Amazon
Monthly Review Magazine website
Liberal Opinion Week cover  "The Liberal Opinion Week"
A 32-page tabloid that each week reprints 50+ essays & 40+ cartoons from liberal columnists & artists such as Jonathan Chait, Maureen Dowd, Ellen Goodman, Bob Herbert, Jim Hightower, Paul Krugman, Marianne Means, Tom Oliphant, Bill Press, Robert Scheer, Helen Thomas & Jules Witcover
Liberal Opinion Week website
direct subscription: 52 issues/year for $67.00
In These Times Magazine [est. 1976] cover   "In These Times Magazine - With Liberty and Justice For All"
"[We are] a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of trans-national corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values"
subscription: 12 issues/year for $19.95 via Amazon
In These Times Magazine [est. 1976] website



Individuals Who Have Made –  or Are Making  – A Difference

People, A to Z Section   •   The Twelve-Step Programs Section

Working Minds Philosophy's Progressivism Page

Make A Difference Day [Oct 2013 = #23]

This section grew very large and was cut to a separate page at the end of 2012.


Solutions: futurist Lester R. Brown
founder & president of the Earth Policy Institute

Plan B: Rescuing A Planet Under Stress book by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B: Rescuing A Planet Under Stress and A Civilization In Trouble" [2003]
W.W. Norton 8½x5¼ pb [9/2003] for $10.85
W.W. Norton 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2003] for $27.95
Plan B 2.0 book by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B 2.0: Rescuing A Planet Under Stress & A Civilization In Trouble" [2006]
W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [1/2006] out of print/used
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2006] out of print/used
Plan B 3.0 Mobilizing To Save Civilization book by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization" [2008]
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2008 edition] for $9.32
W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $11.53
W.W. Norton 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2008] out of print/used
Plan B 4.0 by Lester R. Brown  "Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization" [2009]
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [10/2009] for $9.32
W.W. Norton 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $11.53
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2009] for $19.77
The Great Transition to Wind & Solar Energy book by Lester R. Brown  "The Great Transition: Shifting From Fossil Fuels To Wind and Solar Energy" [2015]
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [4/2015] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [4/2015] for $13.16


Solutions: futurist James Howard Kunstler
browse books • official website

Geography of Nowhere book by James Howard Kunstler  "The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise & Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape" [1993]
Kindle 20th Anniversary Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/2013] for $3.99 {sic}
Free Press 8½x5½ pb [7/94] for $11.20
S&S 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/93] out of print/used
Home From Nowhere book by James Howard Kunstler  "Home From Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World For The 21st Century" [1996]
Touchstone Press 8½x6½ pb [3/98] for $10.20
S&S 9¾x6¼ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used
The Long Emergency bestseller book by James Howard Kunstler  "The Long Emergency: Surviving The End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of The Twenty-First Century" [2005]
Kindle Edition from Grove Press [2007 edition] for $9.99
Grove Press 9x6 pb [3/2006] for $11.16
Atlantic Monthly Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2005] out of print/150+ used
Too Much Magic book by James Howard Kunstler  "Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and The Fate of The Nation" [2012]
Kindle Edition from Atlantic Monthly Press [6/2012] for $9.99
Grove Press 8¼x5½ pb [7/2013] for $12.39
Atlantic Monthly Press 9¼x6 hardcover [6/2012] for $18.50


Twelve-Step & Other Recovery Programs
browse 12-Step Recovery catalog at Amazon.com

Getting Them Sober Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland

Bill W. bio by Robert Thomsen  
"Bill W.: The Absorbing & Deeply Moving Life Story of Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous" [1975]
by Robert Thomsen

Hazelden 8¼x5½ pb [8/99] for $10.85
James Woods won Emmy Award for for Outstanding Lead Actor  My Name Is Bill W. Hallmark TV movie  "My Name Is Bill W." [Hallmark/Warner Bros./A.B.C. tv movie April 1989]
Directed by Daniel Petrie; teleplay by William G. Borchert; starring James Woods, James Garner, JoBeth Williams & Gary Sinise; won Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor {Woods}, Emmy noms for Outstanding Drama, Oustanding Direction, Outstanding Script & Outstanding Supporting Actor {Garner}, nominated for A.C.E. & D.G.A. awards
Warner color DVD [6/2006] for $17.49
Warner color VHS [2/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
My Name Is Bill  
"My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson - His Life & The Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous" [2004] by Susan Cheever
S&S 8¾x5¾ hardcover [2/2004] for $16.80
Lois Wilson Story   "The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough - The Authorized Biography of The Co-founder of Al-Anon" [2005]
by William G. Borchert

Hazelden 9x6 Hallmark movie tie-in pb [4/2010] for $10.85
Hazelden 9x6 pb [1/2008] out of print/used
Hazelden 9x6 hardcover [10/2005] out of print/used
When Love Is Not Enough, The Lois Wilson Story Hallmark TV movie  "When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story"
[Hallmark/C.B.S. tv movie April 2010]

Directed by John Kent Harrison; starring Winona Ryder, Barry Pepper & Ellen Dubin
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie site
'Bill W.' docudrama   "Bill W." [indep May 2012]
104-minute color and b&w docudrama film about the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and the other 'Twelve Step' programs. Co-written & directed by Dan Carracino & Kevin Hanlon; co-written by Patrick Gambuti, Jr.; voices of Bill Wilson & Dr. Bob; featuring Blake J. Evans, Chris Gates, Dennis Lowell, Julia Schell, Tim Intravia • DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • official trailer [2:01] at YouTube


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