500 Ways to Change the World, edited and compiled by Nick Temple. Collins books: New York, 2005. paperback. 400 pages.
The ideas presented in this book came from the Global Ideas Bank which is part of the Institute for Social Change and was published in the United Kingdom in 2004 before it crossed the Atlantic.
The book does indeed have 500 ideas, typed neatly on glossy different color pages and complete with fun illustrations. There are 18 chapters which cover topics like relationships, housing, communication on the internet, and health. 500 has an international flavor about it and a mixture of old and new along with whimsical and practical. The ideas presented also range in amount of money it might take to make something happen.
A small sampling of the ideas are [direct quotes]: #30- play piano in the park, #300- carpooling, #346- sing science songs to increase interest, #392- sit on the floor for health and humility, and #394- donate blood during visiting hours.
An excellent read!