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The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World: Plan a Campaign, Recruit Supporters, Lobby Politicians, Pass Legislation, Raise Money, Attract Media Attention

Smith, Sharon J.

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ISBN 10: 158008561X / ISBN 13: 9781580085618
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Title: The Young Activist's Guide to Building a ...

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 lessons learned 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 and recruiting supporters to raising money and attracting media attention--to turn your ideas into actions and make changes that matter. 

Throughout this book Sharon spotlights stories from youth like Jessie-Ruth Corkins, who saved her school $90,000 by greening its heating system for a science project, and Billy Parish, whose small student group became one of the most influential coalitions in America addressing climate change.  These eco-heroes have made headlines for passing legislation, founding nonprofits, and raising millions of dollars for sustainability--all before their twenty-third birthdays.
  
All author proceeds from the sale of this book go to Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards to support the next generation of young activists.

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Sharon J. Smith is an organizer and trainer in the environmental, global justice, peace, and human rights movements, and program advisor for Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards. She has worked with student networks to achieve landmark environmental victories in the logging and finance sectors and has trained thousands of youth in advocacy for social change. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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