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Hilary is a nanny, activist, and writer. She currently lives in Oakland California, where she cut her teeth on direct action for climate justice as a core member of Rising Tide Bay Area and a founding member of the Mobilization for Climate Justice West. Hilary organizes around gentrification issues in West Oakland and is currently writing about white, anti-racist, working-class strategies. She sits on the board of the Institute for Social Ecology. Her interests and research focus on building collective practices of care within communities engaged in resistance and struggle.

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Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
Author:Hilary Moore and Joshua Kahn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-60486-443-4
Published: September 2011
Format: Pamphlet
Size: 8.5 by 5.5
Page count: 64 Pages
Subjects: Activism, Current Events
$6.95

Organizing Cools The Planet offers a challenge to all concerned about the ecological crisis: find your frontline. This booklet weaves together stories, analysis, organizing tools, and provocative questions, to offer a snapshot of the North American Climate Justice movement and provide pathways for readers to participate in it. Authors share hard lessons learned, reflect on strategy, and grapple with the challenges of their roles as organizers who do not come from “frontline communities” but work to build a movement big enough for everyone and led by the priorities and solutions of low-income people, communities of color, Indigenous, youth, and other constituencies most directly impacted by the crisis. Rooted in the authors’ experiences organizing in local, national, and international arenas, they challenge readers to look at the scale of ecological collapse with open eyes, without falling prey to disempowering doomsday narratives. This booklet is for anyone who wants to build a movement with the resiliency to navigate one of the most rapid transitions in human history.

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"This booklet comes from people who do what they’re talking about, and do it well. If we’ve got a hope, it lies in organizing–in reaching ever broader circles of our civilization and getting people to take action in their common interest. If you want to be a part of that, this guide is a good place to start."
— Bill McKibben

"There is no task more urgent than to organize a mass popular movement to deal effectively with the looming environmental crisis. The barriers are high, the forces opposed powerful. All the more reason to dedicate ourselves to the kinds of efforts outlined Joshua Kahn and Hilary Moore's booklet." —Noam Chomsky

"In an atmosphere heavy with doomsday predictions and fear, this pamphlet is a breath of fresh air. Joshua Kahn and Hilary Moore weave together stories and organizing tools to create a vision for practical transition amid the climate crisis. Organizing Cools the Planet confronts pressing questions of our time." —Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Founding Director, Indigenous World Association

"Joshua and Hilary's manual will be useful to all who want to make change creatively and peacefully in our brutal times." —Dr. Vandana Shiva

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cools the planetOrganizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis
by Brian Tokar
Znet
October 15, 2011

Hilary Moore and Joshua Kahn’s new booklet, Organizing Cools the Planet, recounts those experiences, and offers some of the most engaged and original thinking about the dynamics of social movement organizing that we have seen in a long time. It urges all of us to reach beyond the limitations of often-insular activist networks and create genuinely collaborative relationships across barriers of age, race and class.

In an insightful, but also very accessible and conversational manner, the authors challenge our understanding of alliance-building, collaboration, and our accountability to the communities most affected by environmental problems. They urge us to act, not out of guilt or ideological fervor, but out of genuine solidarity and engaged relationships of trust, and offer numerous helpful tools to encourage our thinking and activist praxis toward that goal.

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