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.
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.