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The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the Worldby Sharon J. Smith
Synopses & Reviews
A powerful and practical guide to environmental activism featuring proven strategies and lessons learned from the winners of Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards--America's top honor for young green leaders.
Some of the world's most inspiring and effective leaders aren't even old enough to vote. In The Young Activist's Guide, the director of Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards distills the hard-won lessons of its youth leaders into clear and effective strategies for getting organized, taking action, and making environmental changes that matter. This easy-to-follow, definitive resource explains how to plan a campaign, recruit supporters, hold a rally, raise money, attract media attention, pass legislation, lobby politicians, and more to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Outlines strategies by the winners of the Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards, counseling readers on topics ranging from planning campaigns and recruiting support to raising money and lobbying politicians. (This title is being re-listed in Forecast). Original.
If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lessonslearned from the winners of Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards--America's top honor for young green leaders. Here are all the tools you need--from planning a campaign andrecruiting supporters to raising money and attracting media attention--to turn your ideas into actions and make changes that matter.
All author proceeds from thesale of this book go to Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards to support the next generation of young activists.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
SHARON J. SMITH is the director of Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards, a program that honors the best and brightest environmental leaders in the United States under 23 years of age. She has worked extensively with youth and student networks in the global justice, peace, and environmental movements. Smith graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in conservation and resource studies and anthropology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: If you want to go far, go together — Find your passion: how to join the environmental movement — Create an action plan: set your goals and choose your tactics — Build a green movement: recruit people to your cause — Spread your message: communicate your passion — Politics: how to lobby politicians, pass legislation, and run for office — Corporate campaigns: use your consumer power to green businesses — Protest with power: how and when to hold a demonstration — Make media headlines: use traditional and new media for publicity — Grow the green: how to ask for (and get!) financial support — Green your campus: ideas to create a more sustainable school — Change the world: define your future in the green movement.
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