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Autumn Dispatch From the Hills and Hollers of West Virginia

Junior Walk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Junior Walk

The past month has been fairly busy for me and my work fighting against the coal industry.

Earth Quakers Model Rapid-fire Escalation at PowerShift

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

Spirits were high on Monday, October 21 as seven representatives of Earth Quaker Action Team were lead away by Pittsburgh police for refusing to sto...

The Carbon Diaries

Amy Larkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Amy Larkin

As The Carbon Diaries points out so beautifully, only if we make more conscious choices today will we avoid the specter of future rationing. Believe it or not, the United Nations is a vehicle to level the playing field for businesses and to create incentives for saving ourselves from our own greed.

The Ghosts of the 1960s Spook Powershift 2011

Dan Beckmann | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Dan Beckmann

This past weekend approximately 8,000 student leaders from campuses around the country descended on Washington, DC for the biennial Powershift Leaders...

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.

Corbin Hiar

Widespread, Confrontational Protests Planned for BP Spill Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Corbin Hiar | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Al Gore and author-turned-climate-activist Bill McKibben were among the big names headlining the Power Shift envir...

Lucia Graves

Power Shift Participants Denounce Obama's Environmental Inaction

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Graduating Off a Cliff: The Millennial Generation's Fight for Its Future

Van Jones | Posted 06.18.2011 | College
Van Jones

Despite their desire to contribute to this country's greatness, Millennials may be the first generation in decades to face worse economic prospects than our parents and even grandparents.

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...

Power Shift 2011: Climate Youth Mobilize For The Largest Organizer Training In History

wonkroom.thinkprogress.org | 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...

A Year After the Gulf Oil Disaster, a Mom Walks to DC To Fight for Health

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

On a picture perfect spring day, Cherri Foytlin marched across the Memorial Bridge into Washington, completing a 1200 mile journey to raise awareness about the health impacts of the BP oil disaster.

2011: Shifting Us Into Alignment

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

If there's any theme emerging for 2011, it's getting pretty obvious that this year will be about alignment and congruency. Alignment with our truth and our higher selves. 

On Climate Change: It's Not Time to Throw In the Towel

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

We must protect ourselves against the dark vision of rising seas and temperatures, but not by numbly going through the motions with our actions and alerts. The times call for more risk-taking.

If There Was an Oscar for Activism Powershift AU Should Win It

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Powershift Australia held an event today that was a celebration of humanity and the beauty we can create with a serious message about the fate of our planet.

Green Jobs for America's Youth -- 100 Days of Progress

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The demand to get involved building a greener, more sustainable future is there, but the supply of opportunities has not been.

Green Youth Tweet for Clean Energy at Climate Hearings

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

Savvy Millennial leaders are using new tools like Twitter to amplify their support of bold climate legislation to their peers and elected officials across the country.

Goodbye, Global Warming. Hello, Salty Clouds and Glaciers-in-a-Blanket

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Global warming, as a phrase, has become a cliché that has lost its usefulness.

Students Talk About Taking Green Back Home (VIDEO)

Democracy Now | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Democracy Now put together this great video piece interviewing a diverse group of attendees at last week's PowerShift conference, showing students who...

Homage to a Hero: Climaticide Johnny Rook

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Johnny Rook has become my friend and an inspiration. We will never meet in person but we have met through the web. Johnny Rook is a person well worth knowing.

Capitol Power Plant: A Symbolic Clean Energy Hurdle

AP | BRIAN WESTLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Several thousand demonstrators on Monday urged Congress to pass legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, and they targeted the gover...

Fire and Ice...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

As the DC area is hit with a major snowstorm, 10,000 people are descending on Congress to lobby on climate change as part of Powershift 09.

Salazar Wants To Bring Back A Teddy Roosevelt-Style Youth Conservation Corps (VIDEO)

Energy Collective | Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure if EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have ever dreamt of being rock stars. If so, their dreams alm...

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.

Record-Setting Climate Protest Plans Gather Momentum In Washington

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Youth organizers have planned a major conference and demonstration for this weekend in Washington, D.C. The event, called PowerShift, is also intended...