Here are cool books that can change the world.
The Life You Can Save: Acting Now To End World Poverty
By Peter Singer.
Singer answers two difficult questions: why people in affluent countries should donate money to fight global poverty and how much each should give. This book challenges you to be a better person. Random House, 2009.
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
By Paul Hawken.
An optimistic look at how thousands of nonprofits and community organizations have quietly formed a worldwide movement for the betterment of humanity. Viking, 2007.
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilites for Our Time
By Jeffrey D. Sachs.
Celebrated economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. Penguin Books, 2005.
By Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe.
This book answers the question "Why, as societies, do we create the very inequalities and devastation of nature that, as individuals, we abhor?" Tarcher/Putnam, 2002.
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
By Thom Hartmann.
A much needed wake-up call. LHAS challenges many of the assumptions that are running our world. Three Rivers Press, 1999.
How to Make the World a Better Place
By Jeffrey Hollander with Linda Catling.
A practical grass roots guide to doing good on our planet. W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.
Compassion in Action
By Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush.
A book celebrating the interconnectedness of all life. This is a manual for conscious service. Bell Tower, 1992.