Guest Blog – Think Act Vote
Think Act Vote are a radical think tank that explores the new and creative ways we can and are shaping our future lives and communities, and they just launched The Future I Choose, encouraging people from all backgrounds and of all ages to get involved and speak out. Amisha Ghadiali fills us in.
This year for A Good Week, I have not been in the UK enjoying the activities, but in Brazil, for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. It has been an interesting week which has brought together people from all over the world (who probably did fly here) with shared values working out how we can create a sustainable future and of course how we can offset our flights. I have been here with three different hats on, as the trustee of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (FDSD) launching our manifesto, pre-launching my new book “The Future We Choose” – A Collection by Think Act Vote, and attending the various sustainable fashion events taking place. There have been some surreal moments, the most bizarre meeting Captain Planet, and singing the theme tune only for the woman next to me to turn around and tell me that she wrote that tune and created Captain Planet!
To me, Good means sharing ideas and actions that can lead us to a brighter future, and this is what my book is about. How can we think, act and vote to create the future that we choose? I believe that every single one of us, no matter what age, background, ethnicity, occupation or sex, has ideas and personal experiences to share. By doing this we can live by and values and learn from each other. That sounds pretty good to me.
Think Act Vote are delighted to gift you an advanced copy of their book: The Future We Choose.
Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. In the pages of this book, over two hundred people reveal their vision of the world they want to live in and the ways in which we can think, act and vote to create it. Stylishly illustrated, this is a personal, political exploration of what we value, and how we can live these values in our daily life.
This book is an invitation to you, wherever in the world you are, to imagine the future of your choice and inspire us to build it with you. Our global future should be created by all of us, together. The Future We Choose is the start of a new conversation for making that happen.
Visit www.thinkactvote.org/thefuturewechoosespecialgift and enter password TFWC2012.
And as my good gift to you, here are two things that you can download:
Amisha Ghadiali’s 12 Rules To Dress By poster and wardrobe shopping checklist to help make this the year of the sustainable wardrobe.