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Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America

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Across the nation countless individuals and organizations are dreaming a new future. Dream of a Nation is a comprehensive resource for any reader interested in gaining critical information and deepening their role as an empowered citizen. This handbook provides statistics and accessible analyses of the many interconnected social and environmental issues we face with compelling stories of individuals and institutions that are creating the changes necessary for our country to be more environmentally oriented, ...
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Overview


Across the nation countless individuals and organizations are dreaming a new future. Dream of a Nation is a comprehensive resource for any reader interested in gaining critical information and deepening their role as an empowered citizen. This handbook provides statistics and accessible analyses of the many interconnected social and environmental issues we face with compelling stories of individuals and institutions that are creating the changes necessary for our country to be more environmentally oriented, peaceful, equitable, and tolerant. Applicable for readers aged 16+ of all political and religious persuasions and anyone concerned with restoring balance in the world.

The issues come alive through four color authentic images, and accessible graphics and illustrations. Contributors include:

Alice Walker, Vice President Gore, Time 100 Visionary Geoffrey Canada, NASA Astronaut Jerry Linenger, Frances Moore Lappe, Union of Concerned Scientists, New America Foundation, United for a Fair Economy, Veterans for Peace (and nearly 50 more)

Over 60 interconnected issues are explored and organized across twelve chapters including: Building an Equitable and Green Economy, Waging Peace, Citizen Leadership, Strengthening Community, Environmental Stewardship, Ending Poverty, Deepening Democracy, Improving Health, Media Reform, Key Education Innovations, Re-Imagining Business, and Creating a Nation that Shines.

Dream of a Nation restores faith that humanity can solve our current looming environmental, economic and societal challenges.

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Publishers Weekly
At a time when the country is in dire need of a jolt to revive the spirits of many Americans, this decidedly progressive work by the SEE Innovation Project seeks to deliver such a spark. Using statistics-some depressing, others eye-opening-to outline the problems facing the country, the book breaks ranks from much of the public discourse that focuses solely on what's wrong with the county by collecting numerous experts' recommendations about what can be done to turn the country around. Suggestions range from what individuals can do to improve the environment-switch to more energy-efficient light bulbs, for example-to steps the government can take to improve the quality of healthcare. Miller uses a perfect blend of text and graphics to spell out what can and should be done to move the country forward; a must-read for anyone who wants to be a part of the solution.
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At a time when the country is in dire need of a jolt to revive the spirits of many Americans, this decidedly progressive work by the SEE Innovation Project seeks to deliver such a spark. Using statistics-some depressing, others eye-opening-to outline the problems facing the country, the book breaks ranks from much of the public discourse that focuses solely on what's wrong with the country by collecting numerous experts' recommendations about what can be done to turn the country around. Suggestions range from what individuals can do to improve the environment-switch to more energy-efficient light bulbs, for example-to steps the government can take to improve the quality of healthcare. Miller uses a perfect blend of text and graphics to spell out what can and should be done to move the country forward; a must-read for anyone who wants to be a part of the solution.

"Dream of a Nation is a rare gem. It is a must-read for anyone who hopes for solutions to many of the biggest challenges of our time."--Noelle Skodzinski, Book Business

"The most important thing humanity can do is believe in itself. That we can grow, we can change, we can rouse ourselves in time to make big changes happen. Dream of a Nation encourages movement in this direction. It offers hundreds of ideas and examples of how smart, committed and daring we can be and is a treasure house of actions that have been shown to work, with pages of information, comprehensible illustrations, and faces of hope."--Alice Walker

"The perfect blend of text and graphics to spell out what can and should be done to move the country forward. A must read for anyone that wants to be a part of the solution."--Publishers Weekly

"At a time when America's challenges seem greater than ever, when polarization threatens to leave us permanently divided, Dream of a Nation reminds us of what we have in common-and all that we can build when we work together. From politics to the environment to the media, the work in Dream of a Nation points the way towards a better and more equitable future. The blueprint is here-we just have to follow it."--TIME Magazine, Bryan Walsh

"In the age of Red states and Blue states, where even issues like ensuring the health of our children or preserving our natural resources have become highly politicized, Dream of a Nation moves us past party lines and into the realm of what is possible. This important work guides even the most disillusioned of us toward innovative measures that, if implemented, could benefit society in amazing ways and make citizen activists out of us all. Inspiring!"--Huffington Post, Jennifer Grayson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615482262
  • Publisher: SEE Innovation
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Pages: 433
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Over sixty leading thinkers and organizations contributed vital content for this anthology. Tyson Miller is the project creator/editor. He is a social entrepreneur and leader in the environmental movement who has been developing new organizations and initiatives for nearly 20 years. Over this timeframe, he has completed an award-winning documentary on environmental education and founded or co-founded five organizations and/or national initiatives including Green Press Initiative, Project for Improved Environmental Coverage, and Dream of a Nation. He has been awarded for leadership by the U.S. EPA, and has been featured on NPR, ABC News.com, BBC Radio, the NY Times, and over 100 other media outlets. Publisher's Weekly named Tyson one of the 50 Most Influential People Under 40 in the U.S. book industry. Tyson is currently the Director of SEE Innovation.
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