To be a peaceful troublemaker, simply means making a difference, while not getting too angry or political. There’s no point annoying people to create change, just state your case and get on with it. Start or sign petitions at 38 Degrees or Change. It does work (the former recently stopped the government selling off the rest of our forests, to private companies).
Do Something! Activism for Everyone is for anyone who stares helplessly at the news feed and find your blood pressure going up every time an MP tells a lie or tries to gaslight, this is the book for you. From challenging local shops to reduce plastic waste or demanding new laws, get involved.
Visit They Work For You to find out how your MP voted on issues important to you, then write to them. Or join The Conservation Volunteers, where nationwide you can get involved in planting trees, clearing paths, building dry stone walls and more. It also publishes several handbooks and courses.
How to Be An Activist is by experienced campaigner Vanessa Holburn, with a foreword by award-winning animal welfare campaigner Lorraine Platt. It covers all you need to know to start a successful local campaign, from identifying the issues to learning how to work effectively with media, and staying safe within the law.
The Little Book of Activism is a pocket guide to making a difference. Everyone has the power to do something, as long as they know where to start. Drawing inspiration from celebrated activists and their groundbreaking work, this empowering little book will introduce you to the key forms of contemporary activism, showing how you can engage in political and social movements, and stand up to be a force for change. Karen Edwards is an editor and writer from London, who specialises in responsible tourism, sustainable living and emotional wellbeing. She lives with her marine biologist fiancé.
The Outdoor Citizen is a plan to save our planet and make an active outdoor lifestyle the epicentre of our communities. The author is an leader in conservation and turns out cities into outdoor cities with green spaces, outdoor recreation, eco transport and sustainable food, with green energy, environmental policy and sustainable economies. If planting trees or making compost, see make your garden safe for pets, to know toxic plants to avoid near animal friends.