Newly updated as of July, 2014 with new explorations and a US links appendix!
The Be The Change Action Guide is your map to an exciting journey of personal choices, leading you to an empowered lifestyle and expanded worldview that will help sustain your health, your spirit, and the planet. It covers a full range of lifestyle choices and helps us become aware of how every single action we take either supports or undermines our vision for a sustainable, just and fulfilling future for all life.
No matter where you are in this continuum of change, we trust this guide will stimulate your imagination while offering new avenues of participation and unexamined assumptions to explore. It is also a great tool for change agents to educate and influence others.
If you already belong to a group that meets regularly, please explore the possibility of them integrating the use of this Action Guide into their ongoing activities. Changing our personal habits is much more fun and effective to do with others!
If you are not part of an existing group, we urge you to get together with some neighbours or partner up with a friend and use this Action Guide as the focus for meeting regularly. Trust us, we know you're busy. These days, we're all so busy. But what is it worth to have a healthy home planet? Two hours every two weeks is a small commitment to make to change the world, and most people are ready to make that commitment. We'll help you make the most of your time with a step-by-step guide to starting your own Action Circle. Give it a go!
The Action Guide and Action Circle program can be easily adapted to your unique circumstances. It is designed to provide ample freedom for individual choice while offering enough structure to support and sustain you over time.
Every choice we make ripples into the world in mysterious and marvellous ways. Enjoy the experience being the change, and rest in Gandhi’s social change wisdom that “anything you do [as one individual in the global picture] is insignificant, but everything you do is very important”.
~ The Be The Change Team