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RE-AMP’s newest analysis, Transforming Agriculture in the Midwest, was designed to develop an understanding of what actions could be taken in RE-AMP states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and food systems and to accelerate progress toward the Network’s North Star Goal. To develop the recommendations in this report, project team members consulted and interviewed nearly 40 individuals with expertise in food systems, soil science, agro-economics, food worker organizing, current and historic farming practices, and more. 

RE-AMP’s report on the region’s power sector, Leading from the Heartland describes progress made over the past 15 years and identifies opportunities for transformation.  The report features original analysis of the power sector in RE-AMP states including analysis on human impacts, emissions, as well as the biggest threats and opportunities we are seeing regarding our goal of equitably eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 2050.

Thanks to Network members’ innovative and strategic collaboration over the last decade, the RE-AMP Network has been featured in a book published in 2014 called Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact, by Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Beaubien Taylor, and John Cleveland. The book provides the frameworks, practical advice, case studies, and expert insight necessary for designing generative social impact networks—an emerging model for creating systemic change.

If you’re curious to learn more about the model that has led to RE-AMP’s success, we encourage you read the book. (You can order it from Island Press here: Not only will it give you a better understanding for why we do what we do, but also a deepened sense for why the Network is creative, strategic, and on the cutting edge of social organizing.

On the Leading Edge is an overview of the RE-AMP Network, produced by member organization Fresh Energy in 2011, that explains why the Midwest is so strategically important, discusses who is involved in the RE-AMP and why they find it valuable, catalogues the impressive accomplishments the Network has helped facilitate, and, hopefully, motivates organizations to learn more about how joining the RE-AMP Network can further their own clean energy and climate protection goals.

Produced by the Monitor Institute in 2010, the Transformer report covers the RE-AMP Network’s innovative approach to systems thinking and network development. By looking closely at the six-year history of RE-AMP, Monitor identified six key principles that Network members followed to build their work. With this insight Monitor gives other groups interested in building a collective network to address a systems-level problem a roadmap to follow.


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