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An accessible, solutions-oriented guide for addressing the earth's environmental crisis and enacting meaningful change What can we as ordinary citizens do about climate change?" While countless environmental books focus on the causes of our current crisis, Advocating for the Environment is one of the first to focus on advocacy and policy-based solutions, arming readers with An accessible, solutions-oriented guide for addressing the earth's environmental crisis and enacting meaningful change What can we as ordinary citizens do about climate change?" While countless environmental books focus on the causes of our current crisis, Advocating for the Environment is one of the first to focus on advocacy and policy-based solutions, arming readers with the tools they need to take action and enact change. In Part I, environmental policy expert Susan Inches discusses storytelling, empathy, mindset, and how effective communication can help us collaborate with others, even those with opposing views. Part II focuses on practical skills like coalition building, media relations, communication strategy, and navigating political and bureaucratic obstacles that block large-scale legislation. The book also includes case studies, research, and templates to deepen learning. Professors and teachers, students, legislators, environmental clubs, and church groups will also find useful ideas and strategies on every page.


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An accessible, solutions-oriented guide for addressing the earth's environmental crisis and enacting meaningful change What can we as ordinary citizens do about climate change?" While countless environmental books focus on the causes of our current crisis, Advocating for the Environment is one of the first to focus on advocacy and policy-based solutions, arming readers with An accessible, solutions-oriented guide for addressing the earth's environmental crisis and enacting meaningful change What can we as ordinary citizens do about climate change?" While countless environmental books focus on the causes of our current crisis, Advocating for the Environment is one of the first to focus on advocacy and policy-based solutions, arming readers with the tools they need to take action and enact change. In Part I, environmental policy expert Susan Inches discusses storytelling, empathy, mindset, and how effective communication can help us collaborate with others, even those with opposing views. Part II focuses on practical skills like coalition building, media relations, communication strategy, and navigating political and bureaucratic obstacles that block large-scale legislation. The book also includes case studies, research, and templates to deepen learning. Professors and teachers, students, legislators, environmental clubs, and church groups will also find useful ideas and strategies on every page.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    andrea

    Wearing my "Planeteers of Southern Maine" hat, I organized a 2 part workshop via Zoom here featuring first a talk by Sue, and 3 weeks later, a book discussion. Both events were wonderfully received, and very welcome given the "climate" these days. The book serves as a type of instructional manual - reminds me of "The Greasy Thumb Auto Mechanics Manual for Women" I had 40 years ago when I had to work on my own car! But it's more than that, because Sue's voice is more that of a coach, than instruc Wearing my "Planeteers of Southern Maine" hat, I organized a 2 part workshop via Zoom here featuring first a talk by Sue, and 3 weeks later, a book discussion. Both events were wonderfully received, and very welcome given the "climate" these days. The book serves as a type of instructional manual - reminds me of "The Greasy Thumb Auto Mechanics Manual for Women" I had 40 years ago when I had to work on my own car! But it's more than that, because Sue's voice is more that of a coach, than instructor! Sue is not shy about asserting that we all have a moral obligation to advocate for our environment, but she offers a gentle touch by saying that we can all choose the manner in which to contribute our time, talent and voice. That we needn't and shouldn't fear, but instead figure out what we can do, and then either run ahead and do it, or join others to run with. I value Sue's worldview immensely, and appreciated very much the breadth of examples she refers to - both geographically speaking as well as type in making her case. The people she quoted too as chapter headings a very diverse and powerful lot. And while this book addresses ways in which to advocate for the environment, much of what she offers in the way of charting "the course" can be adapted/adopted in other arenas too, or so I feel. From "the horse's mouth" and in light of it being Earth Day officially tomorrow: “To restore the environment to health, we don’t need 100% agreement, but we do need critical mass - like we did in the 1970’s. 10% of the (US) population showing up for Earth Day in 1970 was enough to move Congress to pass the Clean Air and Water Acts and other environmental legislation.” [Inches, p. 86] “It’s urgent that each and every one of us figure out a way to be an advocate for change. Fortunately, there are as many ways to advocate as there are people.” [Inches p. 26] “Power is created through organizing and creating community, which is Good News! Research confirms that our perception of how much impact we can have depends on our sense of community. If we feel we can join others and make an impact, we are likely to act. But if we feel overwhlemed by an issue and have little sense of community, we are likely to feel there’s nothing we can do to make a difference.” [Inches pp 137 & 140] Hope all readers of this fantastic book find and follow their path to advocate for the environment!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sara Hunter

    If you're looking for practical steps an individual can take to help save our planet, this is the book for you. Based on the author's experience as a successful advocate for change in her home state of Maine and her faith in the power of informed, positive activists, she presents a clear map for preserving and improving our environment. Her teaching background and communication skills make this text a powerful tool for mission-driven high school and college students, community groups, and all wh If you're looking for practical steps an individual can take to help save our planet, this is the book for you. Based on the author's experience as a successful advocate for change in her home state of Maine and her faith in the power of informed, positive activists, she presents a clear map for preserving and improving our environment. Her teaching background and communication skills make this text a powerful tool for mission-driven high school and college students, community groups, and all who are feeling overwhelmed in terms of where to begin to make a difference.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marianne Hill

    Sue Inches turns what could have been a straightforward how-to book into something much more. She crafts a narrative that draws on her personal experiences, tantalizing us with tricks of the trade garnered though a broad and successful career in both the public and private sectors. The reader will finish with a clear understanding of why advocacy matters and how to do it! Lots of ideas that can inspire over the long term.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ginger Jones

    Sue Inches' book is a great blend of clear-eyed optimism and practical advice on advocating for the environment. When it's difficult to know how to make change, she makes the point that we as individuals can, and must, take action to protect our planet. It's a great book for those already committed and engaged with environmental causes, or a primer for those new and wondering what to do first. Sue Inches' book is a great blend of clear-eyed optimism and practical advice on advocating for the environment. When it's difficult to know how to make change, she makes the point that we as individuals can, and must, take action to protect our planet. It's a great book for those already committed and engaged with environmental causes, or a primer for those new and wondering what to do first.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mary Tharp

    Great information

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Good how to book on forming grassroots political organizations for a cause - climate change, in this case, but could be adapted to other social issues. this was a goodreads giveaway

  7. 4 out of 5

    Keith Sigfred

    This book is an excellent must-read for climate and environmental advocates, especially those planning to enter climate policymaking and legislation. Though there is a discernible difference because the context of this book is on the political arena of the United States and the State of Maine, much can still be learned from this book. The first part is particularly useful for those still new to environmental advocacy. The second part is designed for those currently planning on launching their ad This book is an excellent must-read for climate and environmental advocates, especially those planning to enter climate policymaking and legislation. Though there is a discernible difference because the context of this book is on the political arena of the United States and the State of Maine, much can still be learned from this book. The first part is particularly useful for those still new to environmental advocacy. The second part is designed for those currently planning on launching their advocacy. I have been using this book when I give talks on climate advocacy, and it’s my go-to reference now that I’m designing a policy-related campaign with my organization.

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