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Urban ecology : a natural way to transform kids, parks, cities, and the world

by Leinbach, Ken,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
With climate change in the news, an urban core that has reached boiling point, and many children growing up without role models and with limited dreams, where is hope?

There is a quiet experiment in Milwaukee that is turning heads. It starts with the simplicity of getting a city kid exploring their neighborhood park. How is it that so much life, community, and opportunity can grow from this unlikely soil? It's been called a miracle. It's contagious. It's spreading. It's exciting. And it works!

This is the story of a group of ordinary people in a neighborhood who created something extraordinary.

Readers will discover... the power of getting a city kid outside in nature; that kindness does work; how to say no while following the yes; the value of clarity and focus; how to find abundance within their own diverse community by simply and humbly asking for help; ten tried and tested rules for raising money (a lot of it!) while having a ton of fun doing it; a positive, believable, and very real vision for the future of the environment (we've got this!); and... how to join the Urban Ecology movement.

Contents
Awakening
Percolation
Where to begin?
The power of prototypes
Finding abundance
Urban Ecology Center defined
Decision-making
Healing
Leadership
Impact
Money
Crossing divides
Kindness and play
Hope, vision, and action
Afterword:The sacred.

Additional Information
Subjects Urban Ecology Center (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Urban parks -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Urban ecology (Biology) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Children and the environment -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Environmental education -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Community centers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Community development, Urban -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Human ecology -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Nature and civilization -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Nature -- Psychological aspects.
Publisher New York :2018
Contributors Senge, Peter M., writer of foreword.
Language English
Notes "Readers will discover: the power of getting a city kid outside in nature; that kindness does work; how to find abundance within their own diverse community; ten tried and tested rules for raising money; a positive, believable, and very real vision for the future of the environment"--Page 4 of cover.
Description 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246).
ISBN 9781683506515
1683506510
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