25 Apr '11, 3pm

Power Shift 2011 Shows the Youth Climate Movement is Strong : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Power Shift 2011 Shows the Youth Climate Movement is Strong : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Students march through the streets of Washington, DC, during Power Shift 2011. Photo credit: Heather Moyer/Sierra Club For anyone like me who joined the environmental movement after Earth Day 1990 (and is about to turn 40 this year!), I have a recommendation for energizing your activism: Join forces with the youth climate movement. I spent last weekend at Power Shift 2011 , the Energy Action Coalition's 10,000 person climate conference for youth activists (also heavily supported by our own Sierra Student Coalition ), and I haven't felt this excited in years. From being part of the movement-building training , to marching in the streets , to hearing about their success in meeting with the President, the youth have got it going on . In a full circle moment, I got to spend some time talking with Lauren Kastner, the head of Indiana University's Beyond Coal campaign. I started ...

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