Local Grassroots Movements - Best Practices, Sharing, etc.


Local Grassroots Movements - Best Practices, Sharing, etc.

We've made a change on C&NN Connect and want to be sure you stay connected!

Please take a few minutes to join the Local Grassroots Campaign Coordinators group on C&NN Connect.  That is our place to share success stories, confer about challenges, seek answers, find support, spark ideas and move the movement!

You can find it here:


Even if you were a member of this group, you will need to sign yourself up for the new Grassroots group. 

This will allow all of the news and sharing about our Grassroots efforts to occur in one place. To avoid any confusion, this group will be removed.

We look forward to continuing the conversation!


This is a group for people who are in leadership in their local grassroots movements: Collaboratives, initiatives, etc. Here we can share what is going on in different locations in order to help each other and spark ideas!

Members: 49
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2016

Discussion Forum

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Update on Ohio - Forming a statewide movement and involving state government...

For those following our progress in Ohio, we now have four active Leave No Child INSIDE Collaboratives and a fifth that is almost there.Leaders of the Leave No Child Inside Collaboratives of Ohio are…Continue

Started by Alice Hohl Feb 17, 2010.

Are any other sets of regional movements coming together in statewide events/organizations? 5 Replies

Here in Ohio we have 2 strong local collaboratives and a few that are starting out.We are beginning work on some statewide events, work, etc.Does anyone have experience with this? We are wondering…Continue

Started by Alice Hohl. Last reply by Alice Hohl Oct 9, 2009.

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Comment by Thomas Neppl on June 13, 2016 at 12:16pm

Hello everyone! I'm new to this group and look forward to cultivating a future exchange of ideas with you all. I'm a practicing Landscape Architect (I design camps and community parks, gardens) and a university lecturer.

As a way of introducing myself, I thought I'd share a link to a current project - Monarch Butterfly Waystation . We're working with local neighbors to establish a community outdoor classroom in this neighborhood. I welcome your thoughts, ideas and suggestions and look forward to connecting with you in the future!


Comment by Michael D. Barton on February 25, 2015 at 9:30am

Children at Nature Play signs are ready to order! Use them to raise awareness in your community about the importance of connecting kids to nature.


Comment by Michael D. Barton on January 6, 2015 at 7:53pm

Passionate about connecting kids to nature? Please share my Tee Spring t-shirt campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of children playing in nature. If interested in ordering a t-shirt or sharing the link on your Facebook page, here's the link: http://teespring.com/natureplaysign

Thank you! - Michael Barton

Comment by Children & Nature Network on October 18, 2011 at 4:27pm

Hi Folks.

Many thanks to Alice Hohl, Leave No Child Inside Central Ohio Collaborative, for starting this group. Alice and many others will be leading and participating in our discussion of Leadership at the Grassroots level in a new group, called Local Grassroots Campaign Coordinators. Please join us there:


Comment by Kathy Bull on March 24, 2011 at 7:58am
Comment by Suz Lipman on March 24, 2011 at 7:53am

Hi Kathy! That's really exciting news. If you have a link to a news story about the convention, we'll put it up on our C&NN.org news site. Very exciting stuff coming out of NC and NCCAN! And, like the children and nature movement, in general, it sounds like youth leaders are stepping up. Lucky you to have Diane Gordon as a speaker, too.


Thanks for all your work and energy. Yes, on to the exciting month of Let's G.O.!

Comment by Kathy Bull on March 24, 2011 at 7:07am

Recovering from a great state convention yesterday. NCCAN! in North Carolina had over 100 at the event with 16 breakout sessions and a wonderful keynote speaker- Diane Gordon from Children, Nature  and You Best news- divided into 6 regional NCCAN! groups and 6 folks stepped up to serve as regional coordinators! Already folks were talking of expanding next year's conference to include a bigger youth track

( we loved hearing from the young people present). WOW!


Media covered the event well and we had one reporter stay to attend some sessions and a news team carried the interviews all day on their news channel as well as put a story up on their website.

Now on to Let's G.O.!!!

Comment by Suz Lipman on March 23, 2011 at 11:01am

Great work from Chair Kathy Bull and the North Carolina Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!), which is working toward passage of the NC Childrens Outdoor Bill of Rights. You can read about it here:


Comment by Suz Lipman on February 15, 2011 at 12:53pm

Congratulations and great work, Nancy Herron, National Chair of C&NN's Grassroots Leadership Team! Nancy recently participated in the Partners Outdoors 2011 conference, which featured the dual themes of Health and the Great Outdoors and Getting More Americans into Their Great Outdoors. Read more about the conference and Nancy's panel here:



Comment by Marilyn Wyzga on February 11, 2011 at 1:18pm

Are any of you conducting evaluation of your campaigns, specifically of how you are operating/running them?  We're looking for effective models or tools for evaluating the success of the NH Children in Nature Coalition in achieving its mission.


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