Creative and innovative solutions to difficult issues are presented in this practical guidebook for environmentally friendly living. Low-tech exercises for saving water, reducing waste, and preparing food help readers take communal actions to benefit their own neighborhoods, and the world at large, while having fun. By stressing that what is...
Creative and innovative solutions to difficult issues are presented in this practical guidebook for environmentally friendly living. Low-tech exercises for saving water, reducing waste, and preparing food help readers take communal actions to benefit their own neighborhoods, and the world at large, while having fun. By stressing that what is most essential is for human beings to relax, work, and play together, this humorous yet important resource shows that an attitude of creativity and abundance will transform environmental challenges into opportunities for personal and collective growth.
"Carolyn North has done us all a service in writing Serious Fun. If you read and heed this book, your life will be happier and healthier. Your creativity will be sparked, your imagination will be fed, and your impact on the world will be more beautiful." --John Robbins, bestselling author, "Diet for a New America", "The Food Revolution", "The New Good Life"
"North thinks it's time to leave the profit-rules/aggression-wins mentality behind us. She thinks it's time for fun, not because she's a hedonist, but because it's the way to survive the global changes that we are facing." --Anna Jedrziewski, "New Age Retailer" (April 2011)
"The personal slant makes the book so much more accessible than your average 'how-to' guide. I learnt a lot too . . . I was impressed with the energy for eco-solutions that North projects; I felt genuinely motivated to be greener." --"Resource Magazine" (July 15, 2011)
Carolyn North teaches movement and sound improvisation for healing. She is an environmental innovator and the founder of the Daily Bread Project, a community hunger organization. She is the author of "Earth Above, Heaven Below" and "Voices Out of Stone." She lives in Berkeley, California. Ervin Laszlo is the editor of a quarterly scientific journal, "World Futures," and the corresponding books series, and is a professor of philosophy and science who studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. His research and articles are widely published in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Contributor Bio: Laszlo, Ervin
Ervin Laszlo, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is editor of the international periodical "World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution" and Chancellor-Designate of the newly formed Global"Shift" University. He is the founder and president of the international think tanks the Club of Budapest and the General Evolution Research Group and the author of 83 books translated into 21 languages. He lives in Italy.