Worldchanging (book)

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Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
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First edition
AuthorAlex Steffen (Editor)
CountryUnited States
GenreGreen Guide
PublisherHarry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publication date
November 1, 2006
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages608 pp

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century is a book about environmental concerns and practical actual responses. It is a compendium of the solutions, ideas and inventions emerging today for building a sustainable, livable, prosperous future.[1] In November 2006, Worldchanging published a survey of global innovation, with a foreword by Al Gore, design by Stefan Sagmeister and an introduction by Bruce Sterling. It has received praise, was a winner of the 2007 "Green Prize" for sustainability literature,[2] and is being translated into French under the title Change Le Monde,[3] German and several other languages.[4] Harry N. Abrams, Inc., the publisher of the hardcover edition, listed it among their 50 best selling titles in July 2008.[citation needed]


The book was mentioned by BusinessWeek as one of the "Best Innovation and Design Books for 2006".[5]


The updated version was published April 1, 2011, called Worldchanging, Revised Edition: A User's Guide for the 21st Century ISBN 978-0-8109-9746-2. Alex Steffen is the author, Bill McKibben wrote the Introduction, and Van Jones wrote the Foreword. Sagmeister Inc. was the designer.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "WorldChanging". WorldChanging. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  2. ^ Santa Monica Public Library, Green Prize for Sustainable Literature
  3. ^ Mark Tovey (2007-10-12). "WorldChanging Canada: Changer le monde!". Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  4. ^ "Bright Green: Das Handbuch der Ideen für eine bessere Zukunft". Worldchanging. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  5. ^ "Best Innovation and Design Books for 2006". BusinessWeek. 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2010-07-21.