A Guide to Organizing a Thriving Community
Grassroots Sustainability was inspired by the real-life efforts of a handful of grassroots groups in Marin County, California that successfully brought sustainability policy and education to their communities. This guidebook documents their best practices and shares important lessons learned along the way. It is intended to empower individuals and grassroots groups near and far to facilitate meaningful change in their communities from the ground up, without having to reinvent the wheel.
Accolades for Grassroots Sustainability:
“A fabulous reference for individuals seeking a roadmap for implementing positive changes in their community. This hands-on, practical guide describes the necessary steps organizations need to take for creating and implementing successful initiatives that support thriving communities. The stories and case studies highlighted in Grassroots Sustainability provide a well-rounded and inspirational framework for volunteers, activists and citizens committed to building a better world. Chipkin and Hartwell-Herrero’s guide serves as a valuable toolkit grounded in their practical experience.”
~ Andrés R. Edwards, Author of The Sustainability
Revolution and Thriving Beyond Sustainability
“Sustainability can be an overwhelming subject. Because of that it can be a daunting task to organize one’s own efforts - let alone a group or entire community. Grassroots Sustainability is a logical guide that provides the framework, inspiration, potential goals, timelines, and political maneuverings to maximize a community’s efforts."
~ Mike Hoadley, LEED Green Building Expert
Forming a Community Organization in Milwaukee, WI
“Grassroots Sustainability is the glue I was missing in my toolkit as an Advocate for positive change. This book compiles everything I've ever wondered about building a sustainable community into a cohesive process. The multitude of green sector references, tools, samples, and case studies will save me time, energy, and money in the future. Chipkin and Hartwell-Herrero's methodologies will no doubt be vital throughout my career."
~ Tiffany Douglass, Sustainability Advocate
Dominican University's GreenMBA
Note: 30% of the proceeds from the book's sale are directed to the grassroots sustainability groups featured in the book. Thank you for supporting their important work!