If there isn't already a local group near you to join and support, a key part of changing the landscape practices in your city, school district, or HOA is forming a strong team.
Look for people with diverse backgrounds and try to include both men and women. Many times people have professional skills that lend themselves to grassroots organizing. Define roles for everyone based off their strengths.
Create a social media and Internet presence for your group. This will help you gain support and share information as well as gain signatures for a petition.
A logo can help people recognize what you are about, and help your group stand out. We can help you by providing one. You are welcome to use our branding, but not obligated to. You may use one permanently, or just to start until you are able to come up with something on your own, we can even design something specific for you if need be.
It is not necessary to call your group "non toxic" but you are definitely welcome to. The advantage of this is that it links your group to an already established and successful movement. However, a unique name may be better suited to your purpose. It is up to you.
Our purpose here at Non Toxic Communities is to support you in your efforts - and we believe running a group is best left up to the local advocates. Contact us to let us know how we can help.