Coming Soon: Coal Free Future Tour

by Kelly Mitchell

January 13, 2011

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is returning to the US to kick off the Coal Free Future Tour.

Across the country, communities are joining together to take on the coal plants in their backyard. Like so many of us, these people are tired of coal companies putting their health and their lives at risk, while threatening the very future of our planet. Greenpeace is ramping up join that movement and take on the coal industry in the greatest struggle of our time

Starting next week, the Arctic Sunrise will tour the East Coast, inspiring us to imagine a coal-free future – one in which communities are more powerful than coal executives, where politicians stand up for people, not polluter profits, and where clean energy has replaced dirty coal.

I’ll have the honor of sailing with the incredible crew on board, and swapping stories and strategies with dozens of citizen activists along the way. We’re planning candlelight vigils, non-violence trainings, and marches. And at each top there will be opportunities for Greenpeace supporters to tour and visit the ship.

Stay tuned for more updates, and check out this page for more details.

Kelly Mitchell

By Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell is the Climate and Energy Campaign Director for Greenpeace, based in Chicago. Since 2006, she has worked with activists and organizations across the country to confront corporate polluters and transform U.S. energy policy. She currently leads Greenpeace's campaign for an economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy, pushing some of the largest companies in the world to embrace wind and solar and working alongside communities to develop a just and democratic energy system.

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