It’s time to change the world…but you knew that already. The desire is there among so many, but how to begin? Young people have passion aplenty, but often feel powerless in the face of the status quo–so much to do, how can one person move it all forward?
Resignation is not specific to the young, but here is a great apathy buster…the new book (being released February 22) The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World by Sharon J. Smith. This is a practical guide to environmental activism as seen through the stories of some of our most effective and passionate change agents–under the age of 23.
All the proceeds from the sales of the book go to Earth Island Institute‘s Brower Youth Awards, and the inspirational stories of previous winners of this recognition for activists are the main focus of the book. Practical information and guides about how to plan a campaign, get media attention, attract supporters, raise funds, lobby local officials, master the web to communicate your cause, and more serve as a roadmap for burgeoning movements. There are even suggestions about how to lessen the environmental impact of your high school or college campus, how to launch a career in the environmental movement, and pithy contributions from the Earth Day Network.
This book is targeted at youth, but is a primer for all of us who are itching to make a difference and shift the world.