Are you asking yourself, how can I be a more engaged citizen? What can I do? And can I really make difference?

These are the questions that co-founder and Editor at Large of YES! Magazine, Sarah van Gelder, and BCB host Christina Hulet explore in this podcast. Sarah talks about her journey across the country learning about communities making a difference, a story captured in her new book, “The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America.”

In August 2015, Sarah bought a used pickup truck and camper and traveled through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations to see how communities were tackling some of America’s biggest challenges–climate change, social injustice, racism, and inequality. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, Sarah discovered that people and communities are remaking America from the ground up.

“The only way a big revolution can happen is, ironically, at a small scale,” Sarah concludes, “We find our power to be effective in community and in doing work at the local level.”

Learn more about Sarah’s new book and the stories of people like us, communities like ours, making significant impacts across the country through the Revolution Where You Live website: Sarah will also be speaking at Eagle Harbor Books on Thursday, January 26th from 6:30-8pm.

Get inspired about the difference you can make!

Credits: BCB host: Christina Hulet; BCB audio editor: Chris Walker; social media publisher: Diane Walker.