The World We Need

The World We Need

Stories and Lessons from America’s Unsung Environmental Movement


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Promotion and Outreach: The project has significant outreach funding from the Overbrook and JPB Foundation, major players in the environmental movement. The book will be unveiled in dozens of events featuring the organizations and activists covered in the book, and Overbrook and JPB will promote to their lists.

Showcases Young Journalistic Talent: Contributors include exciting young journalists including Nick Tabor, Nick Estes, Dharna Noor, Allie Tempus and Julian Brave Noisecat.

Media Partners: Collaboration with Grist Magazine ( and The Story of Stuff (, via short video films, features and their newsletters.

Opportunities: The rise of the Sunrise Movement, the popularity of the Green New Deal and the Climate Strike movement shows that grassroots, locally led environmental groups are emerging from the shadows and taking the national stage. We saw from When We Fight We Win the appeal of this kind of book to on-the-ground activists.

The First Of Its Kind: From​ ​and​ ​about​ ​the​ ​perspective​ ​of small​ ​organizations​—will become an essential tool to activists and activist groups who will discover a treasure trove of activist advice, tactical strategies, and a vision of change that they will find empowering.

Emerging Field For The New Press: This book is the latest in a new series of books from The New Press devoted to the climate emergency and environmental justice.