Kristin Moe is a writer and activist reporting from the heart of the tar sands in Alberta, Canada. Her writing focuses on indigenous peoples struggle to protect their native land and lives from tar sands extraction. This fall she will attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. She's an avid gardener and world traveler and can often be seen drinking milk while curled up with a good book. Ethan Nuss has been an active leader in the youth climate movement for the last six years and is currently organizing with Tar Sands Blockade in Texas. He's the former Field Director at the Energy Action Coalition and last year helped recruit 10,000 young people to Power Shift 2011, in Washington DC. He has also worked for 2020 Vision and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. He sees climate change as a form of systemic violence against vulnerable communities and believes strongly in the power of grassroots organizing. Ethan loves writing poetry, cycling, and listening to classic vinyl records.
Climate activists carried a mock Keystone XL pipeline as they encircled the White House on November 6, 2011. Photo by Clayton Conn via Flickr.More
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