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About the Book
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.
About the Author
Marianne Krasny directs the Cornell Civic Ecology Lab, which focuses on the connections between community environmental stewardship, individual environmental actions, and wider systemic change. Her most recent book, In This Together: Connecting with Your Community to Combat the Climate Crisis, uses cartoons and layperson’s language to distill the research on how to scale up individual climate action—such as plant-rich diet, reducing food waste, donating to climate organizations, or advocating for climate policies—through social networks and activism. The book features Network Climate Action, or how people can influence their close-tie networks (friends, family, colleagues) to take climate actions alongside them. Dr. Krasny also collaborates with Civic Ecology Lab members to address questions related to the civic outcomes of global online courses, urban agriculture and sustainability initiatives, and environmental education and youth development programs.