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#WhyICare: Sandy Survivors Demand Action On Climate Change

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Zakee Kuduro

Nearly 2 years out from Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive and deadly storm to hit New York City, communities across the five boroughs are still recovering. And in the back of everyone's minds, people are wondering "Could a tragedy like Hurricane Sandy happen again?"

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.

Why Greens Are Commemorating the March on Washington

Quentin James | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Quentin James

We're standing up for the clean energy economy that's growing nationwide and proving we don't have to sacrifice our planet for good paying jobs.

Dreaming About Taking Back America

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Let's keep the dialogue civil. We can reach out and try to explain to others why protecting the environment and the economy are not mutually exclusive.

From #OccupyWallStreet to #OccupyCampus?

Dan Apfel | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Dan Apfel

Students are rightfully angry at what is going on in this country where they can spend $200,000 on college and still be unable to find a job. It's about time for institutions of higher education to rethink their role in our economy and our society.

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...

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.

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

Young Americans Won't Let Obama Waste Copenhagen Opportunity

Jessy Tolkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessy Tolkan

Watching President Obama take questions from students in Shanghai, I couldn't help but feel disappointed that he has yet to engage with young Americans in the youth climate movement.

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...

Just in Time: Youth Journalists Take On Climate with 'Project Survival Media'

Celia Alario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Celia Alario

The youth reporters are focusing on the voices of those who are already being disproportionately impacted, and those who have found successful global and local solutions for a better future.

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.

What the Press Didn't Tell You About the Largest Youth Movement in Decades (Part One)

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

Part One: A Growing Movement Comes of Age By Jesse Jenkins, reporting for the Energy Collective and WattHead - Energy News and Commentary This is th...

What the Press Didn't Tell You About the Largest Youth Movement in Decades (Introduction)

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

On March 2nd, fueled by a fiery passion no snowstorm could chill, thousands stormed Capitol Hill to rally, lobby and even risk arrest in their efforts to ignite a clean and just energy future.

The Youth Storm Washington

Benjamin Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Benjamin Bronfman

This weekend, 10,000 environmentally activated young people from around the country will amass in Washington, DC to urge our government to get serious about clean energy and the economy.

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.

Powershift09 to Capitol Power Action: Follow the Young

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the first massive act of civil disobedience, thousands will cross the line to demand an end to our nation's denial of the spiraling impact of dirty coal and old coal-fired plants.

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.

Climate Change Policy: The Good News and the Challenge Ahead

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

30 national organizations working to combat global warming came together on a set of recommendations delivered to President-elect Obama earlier this month.

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

My Co-Worker is a Terrorist

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

My co-worker, Josh's, most terrorizing activities? Helping pass landmark legislation like the Maryland Healthy Air Act and the Clean Car Bill.

Green Economy. Green Jobs. Now.

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

These are the most uncertain times young Americans my age have ever known, and many are downright panicked. Frankly, they have good reason.

Obama and McCain: Silent on Climate Change

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

If McCain and Obama don't address the scale and urgency of global warming, on what basis will we insist that they live up to their campaign commitments and to take bold action next year?