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Jul 16, 2014/12:25 PM

Ojai Training – Stepping Toward My Purpose

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Ojai Training – Stepping Toward My Purpose

Over the course of 5 days, from July 25th to 29th, Generation Waking Up held a Leadership Training, by the alluring Ojai Valley in Southern California. Twenty-four people from all over California, Washington, New York, and Florida, including myself and a 6-month young budding baby, were in attendance. The group was composed of such a wide and diverse array of …


Jul 9, 2014/02:45 PM

July’s WakeUpdate – and a special invitation!

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July’s WakeUpdate – and a special invitation!

As we mark the midway point of the year, it’s time again to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months! WAKEUPS Over 3,000 people have participated in WakeUps already in 2014! Some of the highlights: California Student Sustainability Coalition—Santa Barbara, California At the CSSC Convergence at …


Jun 3, 2014/12:52 PM

A Summer of Action

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Dad and I after  exhilarating bike ride

Ciaran Murphy here! I’m a San Francisco native and I will be working as a fellow with GenUp over the course of the summer. After finishing my first year at Boston College, I’m riding a post-finals “high” and getting ready for a summer where I can put my passions into action.  GenUp has taken the initiative in going ahead to …


May 14, 2014/08:16 PM

Our new home at the Earth Island Institute

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Our new home at the Earth Island Institute

Generation Waking Up is excited to announce that we are now a fiscally sponsored project of the Earth Island Institute. The Earth Island Institute describes itself as a “non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.” Based in Berkeley, California, Earth Island was founded in 1982 by David Brower to provide …


May 14, 2014/05:17 PM

Join GenUp for our East Coast and West Coast Trainings

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Join GenUp for our East Coast and West Coast Trainings

Our 2014 training season has officially kicked off with successful trainings in Boston and Santa Cruz. Join us next month for our East Coast and West Coast trainings, seizing opportunities for young people to gain essential skills for bringing forth social change in their communities and around the globe. These trainings will bring together diverse groups of students, activists, artists, …


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 …


Apr 15, 2014/10:40 AM

Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

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Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

It’s that season when new and exciting things are happening! At GenUp, we’re thrilled to be launching our brand new Thrive Fellows program, a yearlong “leadership-in-action” journey that supports a diverse cohort of young leaders in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world. The program will launch in mid-August with the weeklong Thrive Academy …


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 …