About the Power Shift Network

Young climate justice activists march in Philadelphia at Power Shift 2016 Northeast

Our Mission

The Power Shift Network mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.

A New Chapter

Ours is the generation that will build a clean, just, and thriving future.

The Power Shift Network launched in summer 2016 as the new chapter of Energy Action Coalition. This evolution is more than just a name change—it's a major structural shift that reflects our commitment to investing in a grassroots, bottom-up movement of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.

Click here to read a blog post from Lydia Avila, our Executive Director, about why we made this change.

What is the Power Shift Network?

In 2016, young people face a broken political system, racism, inequality, student debt, and the climate crisis. At the same time, we are building a strong, intersectional, bottom-up movement to halt climate change, shift the power and change the system.

We resolve to stand together in mutual support and solidarity to build a clean, just and thriving future for our country. We are not afraid to speak truth to power, to sacrifice and to demonstrate our commitment to changes that seemed impossible to previous generations. We are the most diverse generation in history, united with one voice, demanding justice for all.

We come together as a network, despite many differences, because we know that our vision will only be realized by working together. Indeed, our diversity makes us strong. To scale our power and make the change we need, we must respect, engage and elevate all perspectives, especially those who have been systematically shut out of economic and political decision-making.

To achieve these goals, the Power Shift Network is bringing together leaders — from the smallest campus groups to the largest national organizations — to fight for climate, clean energy, and social justice. Together, we will mobilize the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.

Ready to join the network? Click here to join the Power Shift Network community today!