In This Together explores how we can harness our social networks to make a real impact fighting the climate crisis. Against notions of the lone environmental crusader, Marianne E. Krasny shows us the power of "network climate action"—the idea that our own ordinary acts can influence and inspire those close to us. Through this spread of climate-conscious practices, our individual actions become collective ones that can eventually effect widespread change.
Weaving examples of everyday climate-forward initiatives in with insights on behavioral and structural change, Krasny demonstrates how we can scale up the impact of our efforts through leveraging our community connections. Whether by inviting family, friends, or colleagues to a plant-rich meal or by becoming activists at climate nonprofits, we can forge the social norms and shared identities that can lead to change. With easy-to-follow dos and don'ts, In This Together shows us a practical and hopeful way forward into our shared future.
Marianne E. Krasny is Professor and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at Cornell University. She is the author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of several books, including Civic Ecology, Communicating Climate Change, and Grassroots to Global. Follow her on Twitter @KrasnyMarianne.
- publisherCornell University Press
- publisher placeIthaca, NY