There are many reasons why young people don't stand up for their planet and themselves. Yet, their future depends on it. Patty Dreier helps teens/young adults (and their teachers/mentors) discover the great power within and around them which can be tapped to support meaningful action on social and environmental issues that matter to them. As a former elected official and someone with diverse background and experience, Patty offers an inside scoop on how to influence community leaders and legislators. Her life stories about being an environmental educator, community leader, activist to protect water resources, and organizer for Earth Day in the United States and Germany inspire hope, courage, and action. Taking it one planet at a time, she empowers readers to see that they are ready and able to be positive agents for change. Understanding how their actions can improve the world, young adults are equipped to stand up for their planet and their future. Includes a courage and confidence self-assessment, individual and team readiness checklists, and discussion questions for reading groups.