Green Acres in the Windy City
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Maude Barlow is possibly the world's leading expert on water struggles. She is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, that country's largest citizen's advocacy group, with members and chapters across Canada. She is a director with the International Forum on Globalization, a San Francisco research and education institution opposed to corporate globalization. In 2005, she received the prestigious Right Livelihood Award given by the Swedish Parliament and widely referred to as The Alternative Nobel. This chapter presents the answers of Barlow to the questions opportunities and challenges facing the local green economy movement. It describes how communities have protected their victories from legal and political challenges and provides key resources for local activists. The chapter shows how community groups, families, and individual citizens have taken action to protect their food and water, clean up their neighborhoods, and strengthen their local economies.