Sharon Smith's book includes 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. Come out for a discussion of how to make changes that matter.
The guide also has tips on how students can boost the sustainability of their high school and college campuses, with contributions by Earth Day Network, and tips on how to launch a career in the environmental movement. The Young Activist’s Guide spotlights stories from youth like Jessie-Ruth Corkins, who saved her school $90,000 by greening its heating system for a science project. It also highlights the experiences of 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.
Sharon J. Smith is an organizer and trainer active in social change movements for global justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability. She 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. As Program Advisor for the Brower Youth Awards at Earth Island Institute, Sharon supported hundreds of emerging environmental activists annually and co-produced Emmy award-winning films shown on The Sundance Channel and PBS.