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Sep 5, 2013/02:14 PM

We Are Power Shift 2013

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We Are Power Shift 2013

It’s time for a shift in priorities at every level of society. From our local communities to the national government, our generation has the power to make it happen! This October, Power Shift 2013 will launch hundreds of sustained campaigns and mass actions to demand climate justice. From the Keystone XL pipeline, fracking wells going up in our backyards that …


Aug 14, 2013/01:58 PM

Generation Waking Up’s “7 Days of Transformation”

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Generation Waking Up’s “7 Days of Transformation”

Every year, Generation Waking Up hosts a 7 day training where young leaders ages 16 – 30 come together from all corners of North America and beyond to dive deep into a personal and collective exploration of how we can bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. This year’s GenUp Summer Leadership Training, also known as “7 days of transformation,” took …


Apr 17, 2013/12:45 PM

GenUp 2013 Summer Leadership Training!

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GenUp 2013 Summer Leadership Training!

Every summer in North America, Generation Waking Up hosts an intensive seven-day leadership training that brings together a diverse group of young changemakers from campuses and communities across the continent, and from around the world. This year’s GenUp Summer Leadership Training is taking place from July 28 – August 4 at the EarthRise Retreat Center at IONS located forty-five minutes …


Oct 10, 2012/11:36 AM

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns taking off!

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Meeting with Climate Activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben in Cambridge, MA

“If you look at the science that describes what is happening on earth today and aren’t hopeless, you don’t have the correct data. If you meet the people in this unnamed movement and aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a heart” – Paul Hawken in Blessed Unrest The science is in on climate change, and things aren’t good.  We don’t have …


Sep 12, 2012/10:26 AM

GenUp Summer Leadership Academy

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GenUp Summer Leadership Academy

This past July, Generation Waking Up hosted its first seven-day GenUp Summer Leadership Academy at the Whidbey Institute near Seattle, Washington. A group of 44 young people came together from across North America and from five countries including Mexico, Colombia, Thailand, Canada, and Cameroon. Our week together was high-energy, fast-moving, and filled with transformation. From sharing the depths of our personal stories, building community …


Aug 1, 2012/10:40 AM

Who are we? Generation Waking Up!

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Who are we? Generation Waking Up!

A certain practiced apathy exists among those who choose to roam the political spectrum. It doesn’t pay to get overly attached to a certain idea or person when in another moment a gigantic media upset could destroy everything any man ever stood for and with that any chance of that individual taking his or her place in office. Take everything …


Jul 30, 2012/01:38 PM

Weaw is here with GenUp.

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Weaw is here with GenUp.

Hello GenUp, My name is Weaw. I’m in Oakland, by way of Tokyo, by way of Bangkok. I am an intern with GenUp for two months in this beautiful summer. Here is a bit of my story: Traveling back through the time machine and taking a look back on my life: Both of my grandparent migrated from China to Thailand, …


Jul 2, 2012/05:05 PM

My Journey To Generation Waking Up

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My Journey To Generation Waking Up

I am sitting in the Pachamama Alliance and Generation Waking Up shared office drinking green tea, totally fired up from my bike ride to work where I was treated to stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the vast, cold Pacific ocean.  My name is Dan Jubelirer, and I am from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a college student …


Jun 15, 2012/04:18 PM

Head-Royce High School WakeUp

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Head-Royce High School WakeUp

Head-Royce WakeUp Blog Post My name is Kira Poncelet and I am a senior at Head-Royce High School, a small, private school in Oakland, California.   At the end of the year, seniors get a month off of school for Senior Projects, which allow students to intern and shadow jobs in areas of interest.  For my senior project I decided to …


May 27, 2012/01:48 PM

Cal Poly SLO Wake-Up Experience

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Cal Poly SLO Wake-Up Experience

My name is Jose Sanchez and I’m volunteering with the Pachamama Alliance in their Communications Department. I was invited by Generation Waking Up team, which is a partner organization to the Pachamama Alliance, to help facilitate a Wake Up at my Alma Mater Cal Poly. Being a passionate Cal Poly Mustang, how could I refuse? On the weekend of April …