Here are excerpts of the speeches delivered by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins (Green For All) and Bill McKibben at this weekend's Powershift 2011 conference in D.C. where thousands of young climate activists gathered to get engaged in the battle of their generation.
'Just Say Yes' To Solar! That's what climate activist, author and educator Bill McKibben is asking President Obama to do, some 30 years after a misguided Ronald Reagan took down panels atop the White House, installed under energy-prescient President Jimmy Carter. Bill joins us from his road tour carrying one of the original panels from Maine to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It's hoped President Obama will see the green light and agree to have new panels reinstalled as a way to put his money where his mouth is in leading the nation toward a clean energy economy!
We'll also get a preview of 350.org's upcoming action event, 10-10-10 Global Work Party.