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The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World

The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World by Sharon J. Smith
Feb 22, 2011 | 228 Pages
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“If you ever thought about wanting to change the world, but didn’t know where to start, then buy this book. It’s an inspiring and practical guide for young people who want to take the first steps toward finding real solutions for the planet.”
–Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club
“Organizers spend decades developing tools and learning systems that Sharon Smith puts at the fingertips of young activists within a weekend.”
–Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green for All
“I love this book. There’s no time to wait—the world needs you now. Take these strategies and make them your own.”
–Adam Werbach, chief sustainability officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
“Every day I get hundreds of emails from Story of Stuff viewers, asking what they can do to make a difference in the world. Now I can simply tell them one thing: Read The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement + Changing the World. Really, everyone should read this book.”
–Annie Leonard, director, The Story of Stuff Project
“The Brower Youth Awards honor some of the best activists in America. Not just the best young activists—but the best activists, period. They have a lot to teach us in this book!”
–Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth and founder,

Table Of Contents

vii          Foreword by julia butterfly hill
ix          Acknowledgments
x           Contributors
1           Introduction: If You Want to Go Far, Go Together
5           01 FIND YOUR PASSION How to Join the Environmental Movement
15         02 CREATE AN ACTION PLAN Set Your Goals and Choose Your Tactics
33         03 BUILD A GREEN MOVEMENT Recruit People to Your Cause
51         04 SPREAD YOUR MESSAGE Communicate Your Passion
71         05 POLITICS How to Lobby Politicians, Pass Legislation, and Run for Office
94         06 CORPORATE CAMPAIGNS Use Your Consumer Power to Green Businesses
109       07 PROTEST WITH POWER How and When to Hold a Demonstration
125       08 MAKE MEDIA HEADLINES Use Traditional and New Media for Publicity
143       09 GROW THE GREEN How to Ask for (and Get!) Financial Support
167       10 GREEN YOUR CAMPUS Ideas to Create a More Sustainable School
194       11 CHANGE THE WORLD Define Your Future in the Green Movement
210       Index

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