From coast to coast, teams of young volunteers are organizing Clean Energy Forums. As part of Focus the Nation‘s campaign Community and the Road to Copenhagen, young organizers are engaging their communities for a day of climate dialogue and reaching out to their senators to join the conversations. Through this nationwide effort, we hope to distill the political will for a strong U.S. commitment at COP15, the U.N. climate conference that will take place in Copenhagen in December.
Out of each forum, Focus the Nation HQ will generate a Clean Energy Action List. We will take these to COP15 as evidence of the American people’s desire for clean energy solutions, and of the hard work of the U.S. climate movement this fall.
The campaign kicked off last Friday in Durango, Colo., in conjunction with a 350.org event. In Durango–a coal-, oil-, and gas-dependent town near the four corners of the United States–rural Southwest youth, like youth around the country, are demanding inclusion in the conversations about how their energy is generated. The Durango event featured a diverse panel including local politicians, rep... Read more