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Joe Solomon first got started in the realm of environmental activism a bit accidentally -- from rambling between between a clown, bookseller, technologist, medic, always looking for something that would stick with meaning and passion. He was fortunate to pick up a job as a social media deckhand with 350.org (a global climate action campaign) in the lead up to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Negotiations. Soon after, he became seemingly irrevocably hooked.
From roughly the Fall of 2009 to the first week of 2012, Joe was the social media coordinator for 350.org, which helped him develop a kind of satellite view for the global grassroots movement that's rising up to save our planet. He stepped back from his official role with 350.org this past January to unplug a bit from Facebook and Twitter, and attempt to visit a few of the most inspiring resiliency and resistance hotspots he'd only glimpsed through the Internet. Since then, he's mostly been on a Greyhound, traveling from New Orleans to West Virginia to Tampa to Salt Lake City, visiting and training with frontline communities.
While not sure where these travels will lead next, he's hoping they'll lead to a richer sense of where the "movement of movements" is headed next. Sitka is a next and much looked forward-to stop on this journey. Joe calls the green state of Vermont home, where a great many activists are trying to create a labotory of hope for the nation (and the world). Beyond traveling and Vermont-based organizing, Joe also has plans to start working on young adult fiction writing, to capture some of the great saga we’re all a part of.