A few months ago I made a pilgrimage to Seattle to meet Alex Steffen for the first time. Alex is the founder and executive editor of Worldchanging.com. I use the word “pilgrimageâ€? deliberately because ever since I discovered Worldchanging about a year and a half ago, it’s been a constant source of inspiration, ideas and information. In a media world that is supersaturated with all that’s going wrong, the folks at Worldchanging have chosen a decidedly different tack. They presume that the people, ideas, tools and models to create a better future are all around us, and they seek to illuminate that fact in an intelligent and thoughtful manner.
The blogging work that Alex and the gang at Worldchanging have been pursuing has just given birth to a book entitled Worldchanging: A Users Guide for fhe 21st Century. Beginning October 28th the Worldchanging crew is embarking on a 15-city book tour that includes a stop in Portland, Oregon on October 29th. Each event is designed to celebrate worldchanging ideas explored in the book as well as shine the spotlight on local people and groups doing worldchanging work. Alex also promises a party that’s not to be missed. Sounds like a good combination to me.