Positive Steps



AERIEL Channel for a Better World

Birth 2012

Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Club of Budapest International

Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo – Huffington Post Blog

Foundation for Conscious Evolution

Giordano Bruno Globalshift University

Global Ambassador

The Hope

Humanity’s Team

Jude Currivan

Memnosyne Institute

NextNow Collaboratory

Positive TV

Renaissance 2

Synthesis 2012 Festival

Techne Verde

Uplift 2012 Festival

Worldshift 20 Council

Worldshift 2012 Social Network

Worldshift International

World Future Society




From the Guide to Further Reading – compiled by David Woolfson on October 19, 2008, for Ervin Laszlo’s 2009 book Worldshift 2012 published by Inner Traditions. (List soon to be expanded and updated for 2012)


World Sustainability

Doppelt, Bob. Leading Change Toward Sustainability. Greenleaf Publications 2003

Doppelt, Bob. Power of Sustainable Thinking.  Earthscan Publishers 2008

Hawken, Paul. The Ecology of Commerce. HarperCollins 1994

Henderson, Hazel. Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy. Chelsea Green 2007

Heinberg, Richard. Peak Everything. New Society 2007

McKibben, Bill. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. Owl 2008

Sachs, Jeffrey. Common Wealth. Penguin Press 2008

Senge, Peter (et al). The Necessary Revolution. Doubleday Business 2008

Stern, Nicholas. The Economics of Climate Change. Cambridge University Press 2007


World Peace and Security

Ferencz, Benjamin. Planethood. Love Line Books 1991

Human Security Center. Human Security Report 2005.Oxford University Press, USA 2005

Jacobs, Didier. Global Democracy. Vanderbilt University Press 2007

Kay, Sean. Global Security in the Twenty-first Century. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006

Ribbelink, Olivier (Editor). Beyond the U.N. Charter. Asser Press 2008

Roche, Douglas. Global Conscience. Novalis Press 2008

Schell, Jonathan. The Unconquerable World. Holt Paperbacks 2004

Schell, Jonathan. The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. Holt Paperbacks 2008


World Futures

Diamond, Jared. Collapse. Penguin 2005

Glenn, Jerome & Gordon, Theodore. 2008 State of the Future. Millennium Project 2008.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas. The Upside of Down. Island Press 2008

IPCC. Climate Change 2007 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Cambridge University Press 2008.

Laszlo, Ervin. The Chaos Point. Hampton Roads 2006

Laszlo, Ervin. Quantum Shift and the Global Brain. Inner Tradition 2008.

Mack, Timothy (Editor). Creating Global Strategies for Humanity’s Future. World Future Society 2006

Martin, James. The Meaning of the 21st Century. Riverhead 2007

Pearce, Fred. When the Rivers Run Dry: Journeys Into the Heart of the World’s Water Crisis. Key Porter Books 2006

Pearce, Fred. With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change. Beacon Press 2008

Petersen, John. A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change. Fulcrum Publishing 2008

Walker, Brian & Salt, David. Resilience Thinking. Island Press 2006

Wright, Ronald. A Short History of Progress. House of Anansi Press 2004

Smil, Vaclav. Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years. MIT Press 2008


World Transformation

Bornstein, David. How to Change the World. Oxford University Press USA 2007

Brown, Lester. Plan B 3.0:Mobilizing to Save Civilization. W. W .Norton 2008

Chopra, Deepak. Peace Is the Way. Harmony 2005

Elgin, Duane. Promise Ahead. William Morrow & Co. 2000

Goerner, Sally; Dyck, Robert; Lagerroos, Dorothy. The New Science of Sustainability. Triangle Center for Complex Systems 2008

Harman, Willis. Global Mind Change. Berrett-Koehler 1998

Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest. Viking USA 2007

Korten, David. The Great Turning.  Berrett-Koehler 2006

Laszlo, Ervin & Currivan, Jude. CosMos: a Co-Creators Guide to the Whole-World. Hay House 2008

Monbiot, George. The Age of Consent.  Harper Collins 2004

Petit, Patrick (Editor). Earthrise: the Dawning o a New Civilization in the 21st Century. Herbert Utz Verlag GmbH 2008

Ray, Paul & Anderson, Sherry. The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World. Three Rivers Press 2001

Senge, Peter; Scharmer, Otto; Jaworski, Joseph; Flowers, Betty. Presence. Doubleday 2005

Speth, James Gustave. The Bridge at the Edge of the World. Yale University Press 2008

Westley, Frances; Zimmerman, Brenda; Patton, Michael.  Vintage Canada 2007

Yunus, Muhammad. Creating a World Without Poverty. Public Affairs 2008


One Comment

  1. Hi David,
    on the way to Astana. Good made and fine to read. Lots of interesting informations. See you soon, keep up your important work!! Love and peace. Sesto

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