Our Work

Our work takes us to communities across the country facing a range of issues.    

We often begin our work when a community member or municipal official contacts us because they’re facing a proposal for an unwanted factory farm, water withdrawal, or other threat.  We work with communities to understand why they can't simply say "No" to those threats.  

This involves working with community members and elected officials to recognize how our structure of law works and for whom - and how communities are beginning to make changes through local self-government to protect the places where they live.

If you would like to learn more about our work, there are many resources on this website.  We also encourage you to get in contact with us at