Small World, Big Ideas

by Satish Kumar


Small World, Big Ideas: Eco-Activists for Change collects twelve of the most inspiring and courageous activists together to share their stories and present an inspiring vision of what each of us can do to build a better world today.

There's an activist in all of us, and you don't have to shout about it to be heard. And to prove it, life-long campaigner and former Jain monk Satish Kumar has invited twelve of those activists he most admires to share their own inspiring stories in Small World, Big Ideas, revealing – some, for the very first time – who or what made them want to change the world and what kind of world they want to help create.

This book collects the thoughts, hopes and visions of some of the most significant figures in the global fight for a better and more compassionate world. As well as Satish Kumar, we hear from: Franny Armstrong, Bob Brown, Deepak Chopra, Tim Flannery, Jane Goodall, Polly Higgins, Caroline Lucas, Bill McKibben, Carlo Petrini, Greta Thunberg and Vandana Shiva. This book encourages all of us to be the change we want to see in the world.

Whether they have championed the tragic plight of Indian farmers impoverished by the domination of the agro-giants or shamed Hollywood into treating climate change as a serious concern these are the people who have made their voices heard. Their illuminating and often moving life stories will inspire all of us to get off the couch and do something ourselves to help shape a better world.

Published by Aurum 2022
First published by Leaping Hare Press 2012
ISBN 978-07112-7537-9
Paperback, 208 pages
198mm x 128mm x 13mm