Energy Action Coalition is a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean energy and climate movement.
Working with hundreds of campus and youth groups, dozens of youth networks, and hundreds of thousands of young people, Energy Action Coalition and its partners have united a burgeoning movement behind winning local victories and coordinating on state, regional, and national levels in the United States and Canada.
Energy Action Coalition is comprised of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice organizations. To learn more about them, check out our Partners page.
Since May 2005, Energy Action Coalition has united young people in working for a clean and just energy future through collaborative campaigns, including the Campus Climate Challenge and Power Vote 2008. We convened the three national Power Shift summits since 2007, each of which has brought our movement and our demands for 100% clean energy to Washington D.C. in an unprecedented way. Read more about our work and history.
In 2011, our movement started to stand up and fight back against the influence Big Oil and King Coal hold over our elected leaders. We pushed President Barack Obama to defend the EPA and reject the Keystone XL pipeline. At the local level, we worked to transition campuses and communities away from dirty energy to 100% clean energy.
As we enter 2012, the stakes for climate and energy are higher than ever before. We will take corporations head on and demand that they stop blocking the future of clean energy. We will work to make sure that President Barack Obama puts people before Big Polluters. Hundreds of local groups are working to move their communities beyond dirty energy with clean energy solutions. Together, we are poised to mobilize around these issues in the 2012 elections and beyond.
Energy Action Coalition is committed to building a diverse and inclusive movement to solve the climate crisis and address environmental and economic injustice. We strive to follow the Principles of Environmental Justice, the People of Color Environmental Justice Principles of Working Together, the Bali Principles of Climate Justice, and the 10 Principles for Just Climate Change Policy in the U.S. Read more about our principles.
The coalition is supported by a small central staff. To learn more about them, visit our Staff page.
- Maura Cowley, Executive Director
- Kristina Banks, Operations & Development Coordinator
- Isabelle Johnson, Chief Operating Officer
- Whit Jones, Campaign Director
- Pat Kennedy, Ohio Student Environmental Coalition Coordinator
- Jeff Mann, Online Director
- Andrew Nazdin, Field Director
- Mary Schellentrager, Divestment Campaign Coordinator
- Zakee Thomas, Creative Director