Quotatious: Jessy Tolkan on the New Cooperative Environmental Movement

Isn't it better if we all work together?

Last weekend, roughly 10,000 young climate and clean energy activists gathered in Washington D.C. for Power Shift, a four-day series of rallies, training workshops, lobbying missions, and inspiring speeches. One thing clear at Power Shift, and evident in the recent merger of and, is that there's a new cooperative spirit in environmentalism that has been somewhat lost in the older "big logo" environmental NGOs. The main organizers of Power Shift embody that spirit: Energy Action Coalitionis a coalition of over 50 youth-led environmental and social justice organizations. Here's a founder of EAC:

"We're going to work in a united way, we're not going to fight against each other for resources—like some of our elders in the environmental movement do—but to share best practices and strategize together.”


--Jessy Tolkan, one of the founders of the Energy Action Coalition, in an interview with YES! Magazine.

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