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Building Power at Power Shift – October 24, 2013

Last weekend’s youth climate summit felt like the beginning of something new

I stood on the plenary floor watching thousands of young people arrive to the fourth youth climate summit, Power Shift 2013. Phillip Agnew of the Dream Defenders was speaking, closing out our first night. He led us in a chant that I think I will always remember, not for its simplicity, but for the adrenaline mixed with immense hope that ran through my veins as I said the words over and over and louder and louder, “I believe that we will win.”

photo of a demonstrationShadia Fayne Wood | Project Survival Media

When I think of this year’s Power Shift one word comes to mind: Beginning.… more

by: Shadia Fayne Wood

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What I Said at the White House – April 22, 2011

"If It's Not 'Clean' Energy, Don't Call It That"

Kirin Kennedy, a fellow Energy Action Coaltion (EAC) Steering Committee Member, was talking about the kind of work that young people are doing all across the country to address the threat of global climate change when President Obama burst into the room and said, "Hello, everybody!"

I caught the eye of my friend Maura Cowley who is Co-Director of EAC, with a mutual look of, "What is happening right now??? Did the president really just drop in on our meeting???"

photo of US President Barack Obama with young people at a conference tableCourtesy, The White Housemore

by: Shadia Fayne Wood

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