The popularity of a free downloadable book which calls for the creation of a better world is now available in video format.
Pt Chevalier author and associate professor Niki Harre works in the psychology department at Auckland University.
In December she featured in the Auckland City Harbour News about the release of her book Psychology for a Better World: Strategies for Sustainability.
It is aimed at helping those who are on the path to sustainability.
To make the ideas even more accessible, Ms Harre has released a 15-minute animated video on YouTube.
She says the information is for ‘‘the teacher who updates her class on the latest climate change negotiations, the office manager who buys Fair Trade coffee, the student who cannot accept that our current way of life is the best we can do, the builder who suggests his client install solar panels, the mother who refuses to provide take-home bags of plastic toys at the end of her child’s birthday and the city councillor who lobbies for cycle lanes’’.
Ms Harre has sold 1000 hard copies of the book, had more than 4500 downloads and has been invited to give 48 talks or workshops. ‘‘I think it has struck a chord,’’ she says. ‘‘People seem to respond really well to the positive approaches outlined in the book and say it resonates with their work and values.”
The book can be downloaded for free or you can buy a hard copy for $15. She does not receive any money for it – the price is to cover costs.
Go to aucklandcityharbour news.co.nz and click Latest Edition to see the video.