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The Elephant in the Graduation Tent: Climate Change and an Uncertain Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It's as if fossil fuel companies are looking young people in the eye and saying: "We don't care if you have a better future. We want to keep polluting the air and destabilizing the climate."

U.S. And China Must Share Power. And China Must Make Japan Feel Safe

Paul J. Keating | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Paul J. Keating

To create enduring stability in the region, China must lay out it's security vision and come to a modus vivendi with Japan.

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

WATCH: College Students Nationwide Speak Out Against Coal

Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

Last month, students from colleges and universities across the country became a part of the Sierra Club's ongoing Beyond Coal campaign. Student act...

Corbin Hiar

Climate Activists Score Legal Victory Ahead Of Big Mountaintop Removal Protest | Corbin Hiar | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Charges against 21 activists who staged a sit-in at Department of the Interior headquarters last month were dropped by the U.S. Attorney...

Is Obama Snuffleupagus?

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

On the eve of the Power Shift 2011 climate youth conference, no one expects President Obama to show. If he did, he'd probably get booed by angry activists.

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's hard t...

This Earth Week: Taking America Back From the Polluters

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Let's make this Earth Week not just a celebration of the planet, but also a time of action. Let's use this momentum to ask ourselves if we can do more to help open eyes, change minds and inspire action from others.

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big victory...

Lucia Graves

Power Shift Participants Denounce Obama's Environmental Inaction | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of young activists gathered at a rally in front of the White House on Monday to demand that the president protect the Clean Ai...

5,000 Young Voters Rally for a Power Shift, Demand President Obama Stand Up to Big Polluters

Whit Jones | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

For too long Big Oil and Coal have placed the cost of their pollution on the backs of the American people, dodged taxes and received billions in handouts.

U.S. Chamber Has No Idea What's About to Hit Them

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The environmental movement has spent the last 20 years pleading with Congress. It's like pleading with the cashier to address your complaint. Sooner or later, you have to take your problem to the manager.

Power Shift 2011: 10,000 take on Big Polluters in DC

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.17.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

Watch out polluters: over 10,000 youth leaders descended on Washington, DC this weekend for Power Shift 2011, a conference to build a grassroots movem...

Power Shift; Where Youth Fights for Our Future

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.17.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

After the Deepwater Horizon exploded a year ago, Andre Gaines jumped at the opportunity to work on the cleanup when BP contractors came calling in his small town. But, soon after, things started to seem unusual.

Van Jones: 'They’re Stuck On Stupid In DC'

Posted 06.16.2011 | Green

From Brad Johnson, The Wonk Room: In a passionate keynote address, green jobs leader Van Jones exhorted the 10,000 youth climate activists at the P...

What If Your President's Just Not That Into You?

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Those of us in the environmental movement aren't high school sophomores feeling jilted by their first crush. Most of us liked Obama a lot. But when the political going got a little tough, Obama didn't.

Lucia Graves

Change They Can't Believe In: Youth Environmental Movement Frustrated With Obama | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten thousand former Obama voters -- many of whom worked on his 2008 campaign -- will descend on Washington on Friday for a three-day cli...

Power Shift 2011: Climate Youth Mobilize For The Largest Organizer Training In History | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

Power Shift 2011, the biennial national summit of the youth climate movement, begins this Friday in Washington, DC. The challenges facing the Millenni...

Power Shift Youth Summits For Clean Energy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Energy Action Coalition is kicking off itsPower Shift youth summits beginning today, October 9. The summits will gather young people to exercise their...

Power Shift '09 - Youth Event of the Year

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jason Pollock

To describe the feeling of seeing 12,000 politically active college students from around America is not really possible for me to do in words. It's like taking a picture of a sunset.

Power Shift 09: Young People Lead on Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Young people have a variety of ways to generate noise about climate solutions right now, from organizing their campuses to putting boots on the ground in Washington.

Hope Is Not a Strategy

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

The question clearly and powerfully before us is not what we hope for, but rather, what are we going to do to make our hopes actually happen. We need to act. Now.