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Aug 27, 2014/04:45 PM

Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

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Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

This past month, Generation Waking Up gathered at the Whidbey Institute near Seattle, Washington for the launch of the inaugural Thrive Fellows program cohort. 24 Fellows and facilitators came together from across the country for the eight-day “Thrive Academy,” working to build community, share skills, and dream big about what we can all accomplish in our lives and communities. Over the …


May 14, 2014/04:49 PM

Helping to Create a Fossil Free World

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Helping to Create a Fossil Free World

“It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate.” That’s the tagline of Fossil Free, an umbrella organization supporting campaigns the world over to remove investment money from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. One of GenUp’s featured Action Campaigns, the movement to divest from fossil fuels has been growing domestically and internationally over the past two years. Last month, GenUp …


Mar 27, 2014/11:21 AM

WakeUpdate Spring 2014

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WakeUpdate Spring 2014

As we begin to swing into spring (or fall, for those of you down under), it’s time again to take a moment to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. WakeUps: So far in 2014, over 900 people have participated in 21 WakeUps! Here are some of the highlights: Embodied WakeUp—Olympia, Washington Porter Eichenlaub, Cynthia Kennedy, and Dan Mahle …


Mar 18, 2014/10:42 AM

Let’s Rally Together This Earth Week!

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Let’s Rally Together This Earth Week!

Join the GenUp community in hosting, facilitating, or attending an “Earth Week WakeUp” this April in solidarity with events and actions happening around the world! For the past 44 years, Earth Day has been celebrated internationally on April 22 to bring attention our most pressing environmental challenges, to celebrate sustainable solutions, and to engage the broad public in positive action. …


Feb 19, 2014/07:24 PM

Repping GenUp in Washington, D.C.

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The MLK, Jr. Memorial

Generation Waking Up recently received a grant to host a series of intergenerational community conversations—“Wiser Together Cafés”—in Oakland, California. The grant generously included a trip to Washington, D.C. to convene with other grantees for a few days of fun, learning, and inspiration! I represented GenUp in a group of 35 grantees from all over the United States, all of whom …


Feb 19, 2014/07:07 PM

Student Divestment Convergence in SF this April!

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Student Divestment Convergence in SF this April!

This April 4-6, the Divestment Student Network is partnering with San Francisco State University to host 300 students from colleges and universities all over North America at the second annual Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence. The 2014 convergence will focus on building national and regional networks of student activists. GenUp trainers will be in the mix offering a breakout session for …


Feb 19, 2014/06:15 PM

Inspiring Story: Utah’s Courageous Remedy for Homelessness

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Inspiring Story: Utah’s Courageous Remedy for Homelessness

At Generation Waking Up, we are big fans of finding creative and compassionate solutions to the problems that we face. That’s why we were thrilled to read this article, which showcases Utah’s simple solution to chronic homelessness: giving people homes. Over the last eight years, homelessness in Utah has decreased by 78 percent, and it’s on track to end completely …


Feb 19, 2014/07:08 AM

GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

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GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

Last week, we hosted 2014’s first GenUp Community Call. It was a wonderful gift to connect with veteran and brand-new community members alike! On the call, we celebrated the successes of 2013, including seven leadership trainings, nearly 100 WakeUps, and 4000+ individuals reached, at high schools, universities, and conferences. We created a new GenUp promotional video, expanded our school offerings, …


Dec 18, 2013/01:29 PM

Seeking Interns and Fellows for 2014!

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Seeking Interns and Fellows for 2014!

Generation Waking Up is on the lookout for highly creative, smart, motivated, and skilled Interns and Fellows to join our team in 2014! GenUp is a global campaign empowering a generation of young people that is waking up, standing up, and taking action with allies of every generation, helping to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life …


Dec 3, 2013/12:45 PM

A Day for Giving

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A Day for Giving

Dear friends, We have a day for giving thanks. We have many days for getting deals. Now we have a day for giving. #GivingTuesday is the international day of giving and celebrating generosity. Join a movement of people around the world who are kicking off the holiday season by giving their resources to valuable organizations like Generation Waking Up. As an …