Record-breaking temperatures. Political gridlock. Environmental legislation under attack.
How are young people responding? Well this weekend, in 14 cities, young people took action to cool things down. They're going out in the blistering heat, working on community clean energy projects, and building support for action through community canvasses and bike rides.
This summer, over 200 young people are dedicating their summers to creating a more clean, just and prosperous future.
Working with Grand Aspiration’s Summer of Solutions and a host of other partner organizations, these 200 young pioneers are pulling together the resources and people to set-up organizations, projects and campaigns to make a tangible impact in the world. It's an incredible achievement and we're starting to see the outcomes of their work across the country.
We will not wait for our elected officials to act — a new wing of the movement is developing; one focused on solutions, social entrepreneurship, and creative tactics. These young people are pioneering solutions and programs in their communities, and blazing a trail for the country to follow.
We are beginning to build, create, and implement solutions that will become the foundation for a necessary social and economic shift by piloting ground-breaking strategies for energy efficiency, urban agriculture, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, waste reduction, environmental education, ecological management, and green industry.
Halfway through the summer, and on the heels of last weekend's nationwide discussion on Rebuilding the American Dream, they have a blog series going on their “Mid-Summer Dreams” and how they are coming together for a weekend of action to rebuild their cities:
We're seeing a lot of action this summer and it's inspiring. Visit WeArePowerShift.org for report-backs and photos from the weekend!
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