Shifting Power to the People

May 13th, 2011


Green jobs leader Van Jones of Green for All returns and brings the house down at a recent youth climate activist event – PowerShift. Then, Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham sits down with labor leader Joe Uehlein to discuss labor and sustainability. Joe is the head of the Labor Network for Sustainability and a member of the Labor Heritage Foundation.

Then, acclaimed author and climate activist Bill McKibben of 350.org rallies youth climate leaders to take power back from the US Chamber of Commerce and the Koch Brothers, and inspires the PowerShift crowd to move its focus from climate science – to political science. The Moving Planet event is September 24th.

Music for this edition of Earthbeat is ‘Voices’ and ‘Pilgrim Hill’ from Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners.

Image used courtesy of Solar Richmond. Solar Mosaic is a marketplace where anyone can create solar projects and finance them through their communities.

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