The Energy Action Coalition brought together over 5,000 young people for Power Shift 2007, the first national youth conference to solve the climate crisis. This is me, taking pictures onstage as Van Jones addressed the crowd gathered at the Capitol Building. A year earlier, I graduated from the Greenpeace Semester and was catalyzed into the youth climate movement.
The Greenpeace Semester empowered me with the skills and confidence to tackle my generation's biggest challenge: averting catastrophic climate change. By the following summer, I found myself back in Washington, DC organizing for the largest gathering on climate change the world had ever seen.