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Jesup Library Online Author Talk
October 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Jesup Memorial Library will be hosting an online talk by Susan Inches, author of “Advocating for the Environment,” on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
The book is 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.
A graduate of College of the Atlantic and the University of New Hampshire, Inches has worked in public policy for over 25 years. As deputy director of the State Planning Office, she conducted research, designed and led public engagement processes and lobbied on behalf of the Governor.
For more information, call the library at 288-4245.