My friend Denver got me the book Worldchanging : A User’s Guide for the 21st Century for Christmas, and could best be described as an encyclopedia for current world and environment issues. But this is more than just a textbook but an incredible resource of ideas and actions that belongs in every household and classroom.
It’s main focus is on sustainability addressing current environment and world issues regarding shelter, cities, business, community, stuff, politics and the planet with suggestions and resources on how we can help.
The hardcover book can be purchased from Amazon for only $31 cdn. Or you can checkout their free website http://www.worldchanging.com which is constantly being updated. They also have newsletter with current headlines emailed weekly.