Small World Big Ideas
Release your inner activist
This is a call to action for each and every single one of you to discover your own inner activist. Turn inspiration into action, experience your own big idea and help create a more beautiful, just and sustainable world.
That’s the message from internationally respected peace activist and Editor-in-Chief of Ecologist & Resurgence Satish Kumar, who has been quietly setting the agenda for global change for over fifty years. And to prove it, Satish invited ten of the activists he most admires to join him in ‘Small World Big Ideas’ to share their inspiring life stories, revealing who or what made them want to change the world and what kind of world they want to help create.
From green activists and politicians Bob Brown and Caroline Lucas, climate change campaigner and filmmaker Franny Armstrong, conservationists Tim Flannery and Jane Goodall, environmentalists Bill McKibben and Vandana Shiva, slow food advocate Carlo Petrini, environment lawyer Polly Higgins to mind body healing pioneer Deepak Chopra, these illuminating stories serve as inspiration for us to take action in our own lives and show how we can co-create a better world for our children and grandchildren.
“We are all potential activists. We can show the world that a good life can be lived without exploitation, subjugation or domination of others, or of natural resources. We can show that a simple, wholesome and equitable life can be joyful and good.”
Now Shelley Williams and Satish Kumar want all of us to discover our own inner activist and put our own big idea, for helping create a more beautiful, just, sustainable and resilient world, into action.
“Each one of us has the potential and the power, to make a difference in this small world we all share, if we truly engage with our big idea.”
“By turning inspiration into action, we reclaim our power—the power both within ourselves and within the world—to bring change. Experience your big idea and ‘be the change’ you want to see in the world. Let your big idea sing out from your heart and your actions, share it with others on the Small World, Big Ideas website and let the stories gather strength and momentum, spreading out in the world to inspire others.”
Smallworldbigideas.org is a project founded by Shelley Williams of Reel Soul and Monica Perdoni of Leaping Hare Press. It centres on the themes in the book Small World, Big Ideas edited by Satish Kumar.