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The Most Powerful Organizing Training in History

When was the first time you realized you were part of something bigger and had the power to create change?

I realized it 8 years ago in March 2003 when our government invaded Iraq. Sickened by the lies and violence I knew I had to do something. So I started organizing my fellow students at the University of Kansas, holding demonstrations, debates, and teach-ins. But dispute my best efforts I alone couldn't end the war so I vowed to prevent the next one and keep us from sending our nation's youth into harms way to defend our dangerous addiction to fossil fuels.

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6 Lessons the Climate Movement Can Learn from Dr. King’s Legacy

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind [sic] to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind [sic] must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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How my Friends in India and China are Helping Save my Alaskan Backyard from a Dirty Coal Mine

By David Johnson, Mat-Su Carbon Crew, Palmer, Alaska

My backyard is a filthy hole in the ground. Or at least that's what Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. will make it, if they get their way.

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Indigenous People Fight Back on Tar Sands Oil at Cancun Climate Talks

Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their allies from around the world are in Cancun at the COP-16 climate summit demanding real action to reduce fossil fuel pollution.

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Breakin' it Down in Ohio

In the final days before the election, young people across Ohio are breakin' it down, literally. They've got three objectives in mind: (1) turning out the youth vote, (2) making the case to revitalize the Rust Belt with clean energy solutions like high-speed rail, (3) and having fun.

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March to the Polls: "Who's Future? Our Future!"

Written by Cara Cooper, Florida International University

Time for our generation to get off our computers and get to the polls!

Today, Florida YES Coalition students at Florida International University in Miami, Florida hosted a youth voting rally on campus and marched together to the polls. 

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Video: Florida Students Create "Human Oil Spill" on 6 month anniversary of BP Disaster

Check out this great news clip of students from Florida Gulf Coast University. They created a "human oil spill" to protest the 6 month anniversary of the BP oil disaster and urge young people to vote to move beyond dirty and dangerous offshore drilling.

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A look into Power Vote at Morgan State University

This post gives you a look into a Power Vote campus campaign. It comes from Reginald Larkin at Morgan State University. It's great to see how team work, smart outreach and compelling educational events and actions can really build momentum on campus.

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VIDEO: Power Vote Launch and Training - Apply Today


Energy Action Coalition and its partners are hosting a training this fall to prepare young leaders to launch and lead our Power Vote 2010 campaign. Together we'll gain the skills and know how to organize around the elections and our local issues. The hundreds of people who attend the training will go back to their communities to run local campaigns that together will demonstrate that young people demand clean and just energy, and are getting to work in their communities to build power, support and progress for it.