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How to be an Activist

Elizabeth May, a Sierra Club of Canada Executive Director for 17 years, developed her "How to be an Activist" pamphlet to teach others how to become active campaigners. The original How to be an Activist, first published online in 1996 is a practical guide to campaigning.

how-to-save-the-world-book-coverNow, 10 years later, Elizabeth May has written a definitive followup to the "How to be an Activist" guide - How to Save the World in Your Spare Time published by Key Porter Books.

Whoever said "you can't fight city hall," never had access to a book like this. An invaluable guide and fascinating glimpse into the life of a tireless campaigner for the planet, How to Save the World In Your Spare Time can show anyone how to fight for a cause.

A veteran environmental organizer and activist, Elizabeth May has put decades of experience and advice into this entertaining read. Sprinkled throughout are stories of her career in activism: from adventures in the Amazon with Sting and Gordon Lightfoot, to surprising stories of Canadian political figures including the late Dalton Camp and Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Read the opening chapter to what reviewers have called "the go-to guide that shows you how to fight for a cause".

Inspired? Order a copy from Key Porter Books.