At the 2015 Children & Nature Network annual conference in Austin, grassroots leaders from across the country gathered to celebrate their achievements and share important lessons to keep growing their movement to connect all children to nature. A few takeaways from the gathering include:
- Impact and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Grassroots leaders can broaden and deepen their impact by thinking critically about the infrastructure they need to support their movement building – and that often means finding the funding to build essential capacity.
- Stories can move people to action. A powerful personal story can help your supporters connect with others and inspire them to act.
- Be bold in your movement building. Grassroots leaders can push the boundaries of their current movement building efforts.
Read the blog post and takeaways here.
After the city of Denton passed Texas’ first local fracking ban, state preemption efforts have ramped up over other issues including plastic bags, smokefree ordinances, guns and now, low-income housing. The state Senate recently passed a bill that would preempt local authority to adopt laws prohibiting discrimination against low-income applicants.
Read about the bill and how housing is connected to positive health outcomes here.
In case you missed it, read our blog post about how student activists are building a movement to hold universities accountable in keeping students safe from sexual violence through policy and cultural change.