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Powershift 2011

Power Shift: How the Youth Climate Movement Is Changing the Game

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

The 10,000 young people who gathered in Washington, DC, for the third Power Shift came prepared to get things done. They traveled in groups from campuses, high schools, and neighborhoods across the country.

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...

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.