From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

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In From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life, systems change expert Bob Doppelt reveals that most people today live a dream world, controlled by false perceptions and beliefs. The most deeply held illusion is that all organisms on Earth, including each of us, exist as independent entities. At the most fundamental level, the change needed to overcome our misperceptions is a shift from focusing only on "me" – our personal needs and wants – to also prioritizing the broader "we": the many ecological and social relationships each of us are part of, those that make life possible and worthwhile. Research shows that by using the techniques described in this book this shift is possible – and not that difficult to achieve. 

From Me to We offers five transformational "commitments" that can help you change your perspective and engage in activities that will help resolve today's environmental and social problems. Not coincidentally, making these commitments can improve the quality of your life as well. 

Bob Doppelt's latest book is a wake-up call to the creed of individualism. He calls for recognition of the laws of interdependence, cause and effect, moral justice, trusteeship, and free will. The book will be essential to all of those interested in how we can create and stimulate a sea change in how to enable the necessary behavioral change we need to deal with the myriad environmental and social pressures consuming the planet.

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Bob Doppelt is Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group, a sustainability and climate change education, research, and technical assistance organization affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University, where he is also a Senior Fellow. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. From 2002 2010 he directed Resource Innovations and the Climate Leadership Initiative in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon. His training and expertise is in counseling psychology and ecosystem science. Bob is the author of The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How To Create a Positive Future for the Climate, The Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life (Earthscan Publishing, 2008), which in 2011 was ranked as one of the 10 best books on climate change by Audubon Magazine. He is also the author of Leading Change toward Sustainability: A Change Management Guide for Business, Government and Civil Society (Greenleaf Publishing, 2003, 2010), which just six months after publication was ranked as one of the ten best publications on sustainability by a GlobeScan survey of international sustainability experts.

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There s a lot of unease and anger around at the moment at the state of our economies. The System is clearly not working, and the debate about alternatives to today s model of unsustainable capitalism is an increasingly lively one. But From Me To We invites us to dig a little deeper into why it is that the system isn t working, to interrogate the faulty philosophical software on which that system operates. Only then can we develop appropriate rules to guide the behaviour of both individuals and organisations in taking forward those alternatives. This is a thoughtful, timely and hugely significant contribution to today s all-important politics of transformation. --Jonathon Porritt, Chancellor of Keele University, UK; Founder, Director and Trustee, Forum for the Future UK; author, Capitalism: As if the World Matters

Every business today needs a simple framework to guide their efforts to enhance their social, economic and environmental performance. The five transformative commitments described by Bob Doppelt in his engaging new book provide a much-needed and compelling set of first-order principles that can guide every organisation toward true sustainability. --Hunter Lovins, president, Natural Capitalism Solutions; author of Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change, Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution and The Natural Advantage of Nations

I have given hundreds of Gore-inspired climate change slide shows, and I am always struck how each individual wonders how their individual actions can affect such a large, global problem. Doppelt s book effectively connects individual change and action to the global solution. Indeed, individual action and change must happen before the climate crisis can be solved globally. --Bill Bradbury, Former Oregon Secretary of State; Commissioner, Northwest Power and Conservation Planning Council

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