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Grassroots Power

All it takes is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.

What You Can Do to Help Haiti What You Can Do to Help Haiti
by Sarah van Gelder
The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community.
It's Time For Direct Action and Compassion on Climate It's Time For Direct Action and Compassion on Climate
by Michael Nagler
After Copenhagen, now it's up to us. We need to pluck up courage, drop our usual routines, go beyond our comfort zones, and take some risks.
Climate Shame, Climate Hope Climate Shame, Climate Hope
by Jamie Henn
Jamie Henn: Though many of the people that I have been talking to here in Copenhagen remain doggedly hopeful, their hope has little to do with our supposed “leaders." It has to do with all of you.
Hungry in Copenhagen Hungry in Copenhagen
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: A day of fasting isn't the only reason why activists in Copenhagen are hungry today.
From the Halls of Copenhagen From the Halls of Copenhagen
by Dominic Frongillo
As negotiations heat up and international leaders begin to arrive at the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen, grassroots pressure is increasing.
350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change 350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change
Climate activists came together December 11-13 to hold candlelight vigils and rallies to show solidarity with the nations who suffer the earliest and most severe impacts of climate change.
Tens of Thousands March in Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.
It's Going to Be Beautiful It's Going to Be Beautiful
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.
Kumi Naidoo on How We'll Win at Copenhagen Kumi Naidoo on How We'll Win at Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Forget the cynicism. The activists who made Copenhagen possible are ramping up the pressure for a strong and binding deal on climate change.
350 Day of Action 350 Day of Action
350 might be the most important number in the world—which is why people around the world are finding powerful ways to make that number known.
We Hold the Key to Copenhagen We Hold the Key to Copenhagen
by Sarah van Gelder
"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.
Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
 Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm

by Grace Lee Boggs
I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle
by Jessy Tolkan
Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.
The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen
by Nick Engelfried
This fall, youth around the world demonstrated their determination to stop catastrophic climate change. In Copenhagen, they're pushing their leaders to do the same.
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