Below is a special movement update we're really excited about! It's from three of our young allies in China, India, and the United States– about the launch of a new campaign called "The Great Power Race." We've been pumped for this project for a while now, and as BP's oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, we feel the timing couldn't be more important for a new race to clean energy…

Dear Friends,

We are young people from 3 of the largest countries on the planet — China, India, and the United States — announcing the launch of the Great Power Race.

The Great Power Race is a clean energy competition between students in China, India, and the United States. The aim is to kick-start hundreds of new climate solutions projects on campuses and in communities in all three countries and to demonstrate to governments and businesses our generation's leadership in transforming our world towards a green economy.

The Great Power Race begins now. This spring, we're seeing which country can sign up the most campus teams to take part:

Students, visit the website to register a team on your campus today:

Not a student? Please forward this email to any students you know in China, India or the US and encourage them to sign up.

You've seen the headlines:

"Asian Nations Could Outpace U.S. in Developing Clean Energy" – The Washington Post, Jul 7, 2009

"Obama Says U.S. Must Win Clean-Energy Race" – The Los Angeles Times, Oct 24, 2009

"China surges ahead of U.S. in clean energy race" – The Hindu, Mar 26, 2010

"China leads world in clean energy investment" – The People's Daily Online, Mar 29, 2010

Ultimately, this is a race for all of humanity — a race to solve the greatest challenge of our time and to realize the greatest opportunity for a prosperous future.

Each of us works as a coordinator for youth climate movement campaigns in our respective countries, and we're excited to be working on this international campaign together. We're also looking forward to some healthy competition!

So, which country is going to take the lead in registering the most teams for the race?  Register your team for the Great Power Race — — or forward this email to any students you know in China, India, and the U.S. and encourage them to sign up.

Our parents raced for the Moon. Our generation will race for the Earth. Ready, set, GO!

Suren, Anjali, Shane, and everyone at CYCAN, EAC, IYCN, and

P.S. We know there are a lot of college students on Facebook & Twitter. Please join our new Facebook Page ( To quickly rally your Facebook friends to join, click here:  For Twitter, this link should do the trick:

P.P.S. Are you not in China, India, or the US?  You can still be a part of the Race: visit  And please do forward this email to students in those three countries.

P.P.P.S. There will also be opportunities to link the Great Power Race with 10/10/10–the "Global Work Party."  10/10/10 will be a day to launch or showcase our climate solution projects for students and non-students all over the world.   More information will come soon at

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