In the summer of 2017, the world looked to be in a state of transition.
We were witnessing a massive shift in how we consume and live, and how our communities are organized, and we were facing the possibility of massive change.
In response to these changes, people around the world began organizing.
They began gathering in their neighborhoods and small towns and engaging in grassroots direct action, often with the goal of challenging the status quo, often to no avail.
Some were so desperate for change, they would turn to the internet to gather information and information-sharing tools, creating social networks and forums.
Some would turn their lives around by finding new ways to get involved with local communities.
Others became leaders of their own networks of grassland producers and educators.
But for many, the changes they experienced and the actions they took to get to the forefront of the movement were just as much about what was happening in their communities as they were about what they were doing in their homes.
For many, their experiences were the turning point.
They were the ones who began to look at the world and see that they were not the only ones in need.
They saw that there were other grassland users out there who needed the same support and resources that they did.
For them, the revolution began.
They realized that they could change the world.
It wasn’t just about changing the world, it was about changing their lives, and changing the future.
And they started by doing something very simple: finding their own resources, connecting with others in need, and organizing themselves in communities that were growing their own food.
They found themselves in the midst of an incredible movement.
What was once an abstract idea that few in the US or anywhere else saw as feasible now became a real possibility.
And that was just the beginning.
As we look at today’s landscape of grassroots organizing and resistance, one thing that stands out is the scale of it.
From the small to the massive, people all over the world are taking their movement to the next level, from the local to the global, and from their homes to the office.
These people are doing it because they are passionate about the issues that matter most to them, and because they want to make a difference in the world we live in.
These are people who believe in the promise of a brighter, more just, more peaceful, and more sustainable future for all.
And these are the people who are fighting for the future of the planet.
We spoke with a diverse group of people, from local to international, who are doing just that.
To learn more about what it’s like to be a grassland producer, or to learn more on how you can join the movement, please visit our grassland resources page.