28 Jun '11, 10pm

Finding a role for everyone in the #sustainability revolution

Photo: Edu Van Gelder I met Focus the Nation 's Garett Brennan at an event in Seattle a few months back and was favorably impressed, so it was nice to see Andy Revkin give him some space . FtN is trying to help people find their place in the clean energy revolution. They've divided their training program according to four roles: Innovators, Technicians, Storytellers, and Politicos. They train young people in whichever role they're best suited to, while helping them draw on the skills of others. Here's how Brennan describes it: Self-identified Innovators and Technicians are not going to march in the streets. But their sense of the world and their interest in clean energy solutions is just as critical as the Politico who does want to organize and agitate, or who has thought about running for office (which I'd rather see). The Innovators can learn a lot from the Storytellers ...

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