Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.
Sarah van Gelder
Sarah is co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine. Sarah writes articles and conducts interviews for YES! Magazine, and speaks regularly about solutions journalism, grassroots innovations, and social change movements. She is the editor of several books and is writing another. Follow her on twitter @sarahvangelder.
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