Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal

Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal

by Ronnie Cummins


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“This is a book that should be in the hands of every activist working on food and farming and climate change.”—Vandana Shiva

A practical, shovel-ready plan for anyone wondering what they can do to help address the global climate crisis

Grassroots Rising is a passionate call to action for the global body politic, providing practical solutions for how to survive—and thrive—in catastrophic times. Author Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, aims to educate and inspire citizens worldwide to organize and become active participants in preventing ecological collapse.

This book offers a blueprint for building and supercharging a grassroots Regeneration Movement based on:

  • Consumer activism
  • Farmer innovation
  • Political change
  • Regenerative finance

Cummins asserts that the solution lies right beneath our feet and at the end of our forks through the transformation of our broken food system. Using regenerative agriculture practices that restore our agricultural and grazing lands, we can sequester massive amounts of carbon in the soil. Coupled with an aggressive transition toward renewables, he argues that we have the power to not only mitigate and slow down climate change, but actually reverse global warming by strengthening our infrastructure.

Grassroots Rising shows that a properly organized and executed Regeneration Revolution can indeed offer realistic climate solutions while also meeting our everyday needs.

“This is a ‘good news’ instructional book for Regeneration, a plan of action for the United States and the world to transition to climate stability, peace, justice, health, prosperity, cooperation, and participatory democracy.”—Ronnie Cummins

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603589758
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 597,794
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ronnie Cummins is founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit, US-based network of more than two million consumers dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and regenerative system of food, farming, and commerce. Cummins also serves on the steering committee of Regeneration International and OCA’s Mexican affiliate, Vía Orgánica.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Rules for Regenerators 7

2 Regeneration: The Big Picture 25

3 Grassroots Awareness, Political Mobilization, and Marketplace Demand regeneration driver one 39

4 Carbon Farming, Reforestation, and Ecosystem Restoration regeneration driver two 55

5 Politics and Public Policy regeneration driver three 77

6 Public and Private Investment regeneration driver four 105

7 The Global Road to Regeneration 125

8 Roadmap to Regeneration in the United States, 2020-2030 137

Resources 161

Notes 169

Index 183

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