Powerful Power Shift 2011 Speech by Bill McKibben of 350.org
20 Apr 2011
Will Bates of 350.org writes:
An extraordinary event took place in Washington, D.C. this past weekend.
Over 10,000 young people came together for Power Shift 2011 -- a 3-day conference to train, organize, and mobilize for climate action in the United States. The US has been an obstacle to climate action for years, so seeing the power and energy of the young people together was one of the most hopeful moments for the climate movement in quite some time.
It was an amazing event: there were inspiring talks from Van Jones and Al Gore, workshops on local solutions, and even a mass march against big polluters in the streets of Washington DC.
But there is one highlight from the weekend you truly need to see: the speech from Bill McKibben, which energized a crowd 10,000 people-strong.
I have worked with Bill for several years now, and I've seen him give a lot of speeches. This one fired me like never before. Within the speech you’ll also get a preview of the announcements set for the coming week about some of our new plans for this year.
Hopefully this video gets you as charged up as we are to get moving and to go bigger than ever with our movement in the months ahead.