Building the Green Economy

Our generation faces huge challenges: a failing jobs market, record inequality, and the growing threat of catastrophic climate change. But our generation also has the solutions to address all these challenges at once.

From coast-to-coast, innovative young leaders are organizing across issue lines to build the green economy as an engine for local opportunity, climate and energy solutions, and social justice.

These leaders are gathering in communities throughout the nation to dedicate their lives to creating a more clean, just and prosperous future.

They are pulling together the resources and people to set up organizations, projects and campaigns to make a tangible impact in the world and create a model for others to build on.

They are growing the movement by creating mentorship opportunities to help other youth start projects in their own communities.

They are spreading the fire by sharing their stories through WeArePowerShift, social media, and traditional media outlets.

We will not wait for our elected officials to act — a new wing of the movement is developing; one focused on solutions, social entrepreneurship, and creative tactics. These young people are pioneering solutions and programs in their communities, and blazing a trail for the country to follow.

Recent Posts

Innovative revolving fund for solar energy
Posted on January 8
The Race To Save The World
Posted on December 6
Kentucky Youth are Gearing up to Help Build a Renewable Energy Economy
Posted on November 15
CALPIRG's Clean Car Show at UCSB
Posted on November 7
UIUC Beyond Coal's Journey to Powershift
Posted on October 16
Project: A PowerShift Manifesto
Posted on October 16

Featured Posts

As we forge a path to climate justice, we can create an inclusive America for all of us.


932 At the Peoples Climate March, diverse communities from across the country came together to demand a just future.

Shocked, but not surprised.

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I can feel a change in the air when it comes to renewable energy in Kentucky, and it’s pretty damn exciting.

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As many movement spaces often do, the day began in a circle. One hundred young people – high school students, college students, and twenty-somethings – gathered around a huge parachute laid on the floor with big green letters reading ‘Leave it in the ground! Resist!’ It was early on a Friday morning, and people had traveled from as far as North Dakota, Michigan, and Ohio.

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