Yvon Chouinard sticks it to the "man" with his book: let my people go surfing. He proves with action that a large corporation can be successful while keeping their ethics and environmental compassion. This book is a good read and will no doubt inspire you as it did me. Also check out the movie, 180 degrees south. I know its streaming on Netflix.
"The hardest thing in the world to do is, simplify your life. Its so easy to make it complex. The solution maybe for a lot of the problems in the world is, turn around and take a forward step. You can't just keep trying to make a flawed system work". -Yvon Chouinard