Friday, 3 July 2009

I was given a brilliant book today at the National Sustainable Schools Conference...

'Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World', by Tanis Taylor and 4,386 children, more or less, is a 'We Are What We Do' publication and it's simply brilliant. This is the latest book in the series which includes 'Change the World for a Fiver' and 'Change the World 9 to 5'.

'We Are What We Do' are a global social change movement that believe that ordinary people like you and me can change the world for the better. That simple ordinary actions can create big change. For those of you into maths the formula is small actions x lots of people = big change.

The book has thirty small actions and my favourites are:
  • make someone smile;
  • grow something and eat it;
  • stand up for something;
  • switch things off when you leave the room;
  • love where you live;
  • play;
  • give lots of compliments;
  • don't worry if you make a mistake;
  • involve everyone.
Everyone should buy a copy of this book and give it to a child who could then help us change the world for the better. I've bought three and I am trying to find children to give them to. If you want to find out more about 'We Are What We Do', you can visit their website at

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