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MySpace Winner @ L&C

Focus the Nation, a national project that’s housed at Lewis & Clark, won an Impact Award from MySpace for its efforts to create community engagement around the global warming crisis.

Focus the Nation is building the country’s largest-ever teach-in, slated for January 31, 2008. The intent is to focus the growing concern in the country about global warming, and to initiate a serious, sustained, and truly national discussion about clean energy solutions, linking students and citizens directly with our political leaders.

“It’s online networks like MySpace that are making a fairly radical movement possible on such a large scale,” says Eban Goodstein, professor of economics and Focus the Nation project director. “People are connected today in a way that enables a new social movement–in this case, in support of clean energy solutions–to grow almost overnight.”

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