There were quite a few Kickstarter backers getting multiple copies of the book. I'm starting this wiki/thread for anyone planning to start a book club to discuss the Building a Better World book. I saw Shawn Klassen-Koop mention the possibility of hosting a virtual club via Zoom. I'm gonna post some basic ideas for how to get started, but would love to get feedback from others. I'd love for this wiki page to have straightforward procedure for starting a local chapter of Better World Club.
1. The first rule of Better World Club is... The rules for your Better World Club may vary according to how you organized. I would strongly recommend that that the group foster an environment for non-judgemental acceptance and self-reflection.
Discussion Questions and Activities by Book Section
This is currently a work in progress. Feel free to contribute ides for questions or activities!
Parts 0 & 1; Introduction & The Problems
Chapter 1: A Different Approach to Solving the World's Problems
Chapter 2: Environmentalist vs. "Environmentalist"
What are you doing today that would be eco-warrior material?
What are some things you do which don't support your own environmental values?
What formula would you use to create an eco-poser test?
Activity: Present your current household energy costs to everyone under the same roof and brainstorm ways to lower costs.
Chapter 3: The Wicked Lies About Lightbulbs
What are some other examples of industry greenwashing?
Is it possible for a consumer-product-goods company to embrace both capitalism and environmentalism?
Regarding Chapter 12: Vegan vs Omnivore vs Junk Food, I would focus on what is healthiest for us, what is sustainable more than other ways, and what uses resources less, all of which I am sure you thought of. References should be made, such as to the Forks Over Knives Plan, the book from doctors that have basis in thorough studies and have results among those doctors' patients, while the movie and the site www.forksoverknives.com can be mentioned.
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