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Powershift 2007: Youth Rising to the Climate Challenge (offline)

By: 
Joshua Kahn Russell
Date Published: 
January 01, 2008
    On November 3, I felt a stadium shake from 6,000 students jumping to their feet and chanting "Green Jobs, Not Jails! Parks, Not Prisons! We Won't Stop Till Somebody Listens!" It was kind of a national coming-out party for the youth climate movement. More than a student environmental conference, Powershift 2007 was a moment revealing youth power and its potential to drive some deeply transformative shifts in this country.

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