- If somebody tells you that young people don’t care about the planet’s future, tell them to watch this.
- Phase 1 - Global Power Shift: Phase 1 Report-Back
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July 20, 2013 | Last month, something incredible happened.
350.org's global network brought together 500 climate activists from 134 countries in Istanbul for "Phase 1" of Global Power Shift, kicking off a coordinated wave of climate activism in every corner of the globe. You can get a glimpse of this unprecedented event in this inspiring two-minute video.
Over the coming weeks and months, these folks will be holding meetings around the world to organise mobilisations, launch campaigns, and plan national summits as part of Phase 2 of Global Power Shift. (US Power Shift is an event by and for youth that is taking place in Pittsburgh in October.
(Click here to find out more and to join.)
As we continue to raise the heat on the fossil fuel industry here in the United States, it's important to remember that we are joined by millions more people around the globe doing the same thing. We may not see them every day in our work, but all the same, we are standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the same fight for justice.
This video is the best reminder of our global power that I've seen in a long time -- definitely take two minutes to watch and share the video, and remember that no matter how tough the odds, none of us are alone in this fight.
The Keystone XL resistance builds, Elijah Zarlin, CREDO Action