The climate crisis, mass extinctions, political polarization, extreme inequality--the world faces terrifying challenges that threaten to divide us, yet Lily Cole argues that it is up to us to actively choose optimism, collabo- rate, make changes, and define what is possible. Cole writes: "We are the ancestors of our future. The choices we make now and the actions we take today will define and transform future generations." Having collaborated with experts working on solutions to humanity's biggest challenges, Cole distills a vision for a sustainable and peaceful future. She explores divisive issues from fast fashion to fast food and from renewable energy to gender equality, and interviews some of today's greatest influencers: Sir Paul McCartney (musician and activist), Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX), Gail Bradbrook (cofounder of Extinction Rebellion), Farhana Yamin (climate change lawyer and activist), Emily Shuckburgh (climate scientist), Stella McCartney (sustainable fashion designer), Livia Firth (cofounder of Eco-Age), and Lisa Jackson (vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple, former Administrator of the EPA).
This title is available in print from Rizzoli.
A welcome and thorough overview of some of the many aspects of the crisis humanity is now facing alongside the visionary possibilities for change at our fingertips. If we don't act it isn't for lack of good ideas . . .—Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
Lily's commitment to a better future for fashion is legendary, and her first-hand experience of an exploitative and unethical industry have made her involvement both more poignant and pertinent. How wonderful to absorb her thoughts and knowledge on everything else, from food to fuels, politics and biodynamic farming. This book is a great insight into her mind, and into our world—Orsola de Castro, Creative Director of Fashion Revolution
"Who cares wins" should be the mantra of every citizen around the world - every revolution has been made by people who cared. The sustainability or ethical movement is about "caring" - for the planet and for the people, and Lily is a shining example of a person who always deeply cares and whose mind never rests until there is a solution. There are people who have visions, and people who act on them. Lily does both and this book is a true testament to that.—Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age
Lily Cole, through her personal experience, interviews with fascinating people and a critical insight to our planet's problems helps us understand the power of the individual and makes us fall in love with nature again. No more the relentless, morbid doom-mongering, Lily gives us so many reasons to be optimistic, and shows that we can all make a difference and together we can save our beautiful Earth—Professor Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science at UCL and author of The Human Planet
Who Cares Wins is a literary submarine which allows you to descend into the deep depths of environmentalism to show you the truth with refreshing clarity and honesty. A deeply personal and yet universal call-to-action on one of the most profound subjects of our time—Bella Lack, environmental campaigner
Who Cares Wins is a journey into the anthropology of radical optimism. Lily Cole delicately unpicks the silver linings from some of the many dark clouds that loom over us and weaves them into an irresistible vision of our future—James Suzman, anthropologist and author of ‘Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushman
A great read, fundamentally important subjects elegantly explored through a personal perspective. I relished the optimism!—Steve Trent, founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation
It's a positive, useful book - how to make choices. We need to get governments on board. I wish Lily was world controller—Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer and founder of Vivienne Westwood Ltd.
Lily's book is not only extraordinarily timely, it's inspiring, erudite, thought-provoking, spirited and perfectly balanced. Lily is a great thinker - and, better still, an exceptional doer—Mark Boyle, author of The Way Home and The Moneyless Man
This is a book for the moment, to inspire us to create a better Society after the pandemic. We must not return to the old normal. The optimism that Lily Cole articulates so well requires us to insist on a revival of the Future—Guy Standing, author of Basic Income and Battling Eight Giants
Lily Cole's Who Cares Wins is a rollercoaster of a ride where, thanks to her excellent piloting, we get to see a variedlandscape of ideas and schools of thought on how to tackle the climate and ecological crisis, each with their insights but also their limits. Thankfully, this isn't another prescriptive "how to save the planet" book by doing your bit. Rather, it is an open and honest invitation by a curious mind for us all to build bridges. Cole rightly concludes so much more can happen if we explore our predicament and collectively allow ourselves to imagine a better future—Farhana Yamin, Founder, Track 0 & Rebel For Life
Who Cares Wins is full of generosity from the author and a call to its readers that more can be possible if we imagine it and care about who wins in every choice we make—Chelsea Clinton, author and advocate
Who Cares Wins is a compelling reminder that the future is in our hands. Lily's book is a much-needed ray of light during a dark and unsettling time - a radical vision for a better future, infused with optimism at every turn. It's a rousing call to action but it's up to us to dare to care, will you?—John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK