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Note: This piece is a reflection of my own experience and position in the world—as a white, able-bodied, gender//queer, college-educated person that has been doing this work for only 5 years. I wrote this in the spirit of an invitation to collaborate, to ask questions, to imagine new possibilities—not to merely criticize the work of those that have been working in a certain type of structure for years and years.

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On Saturday, March 4, more than 200 people—mostly youth under the age of 30—took to the streets of small-town Whitewater, Wisconsin, in a March Against Pipeline Expansion.

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Members of the Indigenous Youth Ceremonial Mentoring Society—who had traveled all the way from St. Paul, Minnesota, to participate—led the march. Starting from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater campus, marchers made their way through town, down Main Street, and eventually to the scenic Cravath Lakefront Park.

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“It’s time for Pennsylvania to make the transition to clean energy and develop a resilient rural economy that doesn’t rely on dirty energy."


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On Monday, students from 19 Pennsylvania colleges and universities delivered a statement to Governor Tom Wolf's Capitol office demanding no new natural gas pipelines and immediate investment in green jobs.

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Watching the footage of armored military vehicles rolling through the remains of the Oceti Sakowin camp last week was a powerful reminder of the lawless brutality still wielded by the oil companies and their purchased politicians.

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875 Power Shift 2016 Southeast in Orlando, Florida (photo: Jahfre Colbert, Post Creative Group)

What a year. Between the primaries, the election, and the post-election absurdity we’ve been witnessing for the past six weeks, I know many of us are ready to say goodbye to this year. But believe it or not: despite all of this, I’m still calling 2016 a success for the Power Shift Network.

Here’s why I think 2016 was such a success. In just 12 months, our network:

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On Sunday, December 4, the water protectors at Standing Rock and their allies achieved a historic victory: the Army Corps of Engineers just denied the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River.

It shouldn’t have taken months. It shouldn’t have taken the sacrifices it did. It shouldn’t be something we have to fight for at all. But fight we did—and against odds that cynics said we could never overcome, we’re claiming this victory.

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Campaign for it.eco

December 2, 2016

The time has come to admit the universal sovereign, love. ECO means home, and the dot eco domain is soon to launch. I have been working for years to make a website that unites the forces and institutions of the green movement. This is coming as an interactive media, ECOmedia, to allow all people to communicate. Our goal is to have the domain it.eco as our network platform. Here you will have a place to save and share your experience. All is one, and the Queendom of ECO compliments the Kingdom of God in real time.

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On November 15, tens of thousands of you took to the streets at hundreds of actions from California to Ireland to say #NoDAPL.

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Mourn, Then Organize.

November 9, 2016

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It’s hard to know what to say right now.

Last night, Americans faced a hard truth: racism, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry, hatred and fear are still very much alive and well in our country. Those darkest, ugliest impulses celebrated an enormous victory last night.

But I’m writing to make a commitment to you, and to everyone I love, that we will not let this kill our spirit.

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On October 12th , 2016, the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition (KSEC) hosted its first annual Local Food Day of Action.

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Universities across the state celebrated the day with events and activities to raise awareness for the importance of local food and to promote local food on campuses.

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