Michael Norton is the founder of the Directory of Social Change, the UK's leading agency that provides information, training, and support of voluntary organizations. In this user-friendly and accessible paperback, he provides one idea for every day of the year on how to make a difference in the world through acts of conscience, service, charity, kindness, and peace. The 12 themes are community and neighborhood, culture and creativity, democracy and human rights, discrimination, employment and enterprise, environment, globalization and consumerism, health, international development, peace, volunteering and citizenship, and young people.

Here are some ideas that caught our attention: use recycled toilet paper, be a virtual volunteer, Google bombing, fight bio-piracy, determine your ecological footprints, perform anonymous acts of generosity, seed the world, watch nonviolent movies, support local artisans, and make a will. Visit 365act.com for more ideas and information on the book's sources.