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Small steps, big impact

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It seems obvious to that the climate emergency needs immediate, large scale action that will affect our way of life, one way or the other. Among some people there can be a sense of despondency that it is all the fault of big business and the scale of what we do doesn’t make a difference. The idea behind the Small Steps book is that if we all act together we can create real change and win back our sense of agency and experience the power we have as consumers and how we choose to consume. This in turn will pressure those bigger players to get their act together too.

‘While it is true that the challenges of our time require systems change and large scale actions, they also demand that we all do what we can in our own lives and our communities. Stroud has long been a kind of hothouse for new ideas, led by people with the courage of their convictions and support of those around them. This practical and inspiring book draws together the stories of ordinary people who decided to “be the change”, and who will be your guides into a more sustainable way of living. The main takeaway from this book? That all of these changes, rather than diminishing us, actually make our lives fuller, richer, better connected and more purposeful. Wave farewell to plastic and discover a world of ingenuity and creativity!’

Rob Hopkins: founder of the Transition movement and author of ‘From What Is to What If’.

Claudi Williams, author of Small Steps to Less Waste tells us what her inspiration was behind the book, why she wrote it and what her favourite sections are. The royalties for this book all go to Action on Plastic, the group that she set up locally in Stroud, that now has a Gloucestershire-wide remit. 

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