Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Armchair Activists of the World, Unite*
I was interviewed a while back by Ruth Stokes, a freelance journalist and editor specialising in social and environmental issues whose work has appeared in The Guardian, the New Statesman, The Ecologist, Ethical Living, The Big Issue and Third Sector. Ruth was researching a book about Armchair Activists - “people who want to make a difference but don't necessarily want to chain themselves to railings to fight for what they believe in.” We talked about this blog, about www.giveupyourcar.com, about how carfree life is not just bearable, but better, and about behavioural economics and social marketing. “The Armchair Activist's Handbook” has now been published as an ebook on Kindle (and will also work with a Kindle app on a tablet, phone or laptop). Here's the link.
* Hat Tip to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels