Faces of Nuclear - Canon Bryan

Imagine taking a punch in the gut every day at work — then waking up each day excited to keep grinding away anyway. That’s how Canon Bryan, Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Terrestrial Energy, describes being a nuclear energy professional and advocate. Terrestrial Energy is a company developing a proprietary molten salt reactor that will be ready for deployment by the 2020s. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 16 - Ohio Expansion

Generation Atomic is making nuclear cool!  The team hosted a plant tour and focus group with a Suzanne Jawoworski, Senior Adviser to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, about what young people think about nuclear power and how to best inform them of the potential of our largest carbon free source of energy.  The team also hosted a stakeholder meeting with a local representative, and continued to knock the cover off of the ball canvassing.  See the full report here. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 15 - Ohio Expansion

Operations expanded into new legislative districts this week, realizing only a small dip in efficiency after the most efficient week of the expansion campaign.  A field office was established in Freemont, and the team saw unprecedented participation from labor and plant workers. Gen A also hosted an event which attracted a target legislator and brought constituents and stakeholders together to have a conversation about Ohio nuclear.  A long summer of doorknocking appears to be bearing fruit as we continue to facilitate the conversations needed to inform constituents and legislators on the issues at hand. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 14 - Ohio Expansion

Take a look at our progress in Ohio this week.  The focus for the week was generating buzz for a large Think & Drink event in Akron, as well as continued operational improvement and community engagement.  The Atomic Action app had increased engagement this week, and we have a new competition winner for the week. Continue reading

Faces of Nuclear - Kristin Zaitz

Kristin Zaitz is mother to Oliver, 6, and Kate, 3. She is a civil engineer and project manager specializing in seismic analysis and design at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo, and is co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear.  This week, she spoke on and facilitated multiple panels about leadership, activism, and advocating at the US Women In Nuclear Conference in San Francisco.  The following is an excerpt from the Mother's for Nuclear website, and tells Kristen's story, in her own words. Continue reading

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, WEEK 13 - OHIO EXPANSION

The trend of continuous improvement continued into week 13, with the data team and field team working closely to discover and capitalize on opportunities to improve efficiency.  Grassroots organizing is lean and fast paced by nature, and finding a way to maximize resources is important to delivering results in a campaign, and the Generation Atomic ground team has done a great job shuffling those resources and delivering those results. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 12 - Ohio Expansion

Continuing the march through Northern Ohio, the field team added several new members and made several new relationships with community leaders.  Another week of knocking several thousand doors and converting hundreds of supporters has the GenA team moving forward with a great summer. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Weeks 9, 10, and 11 - Ohio Expansion

The legislative session came to an end in Ohio after a dramatic budget debate that dominated political discussion in the state.  The Generation Atomic team continued on and had two of it's most efficient weeks ever, setting the stage for a summer of grassroots organizing to pass a zero emissions credit in the fall.  These three weeks marked an important start towards the final push to save jobs, clean air, and schools in Northern Ohio. Continue reading

Developer's Blog 3

The time has come!  Get on the Atomic Action app, climb the leader-board, and earn prizes each week. This week we will be sending a Generation Atomic t-shirt to whoever tops the leader-board for the week ending at midnight on Sunday.  Read this month's developers blog to learn about some of the new features and content that Atomic Action has to bring. Continue reading

Young voices lifting up the pro-nuclear movement

Below is a post from the Northwest Clean Energy Blog. Find it here. Posted on June 25, 2017 The audience was surprised. The young man who came to talk to them about advocacy for nuclear energy was standing before them belting out an operatic version of “The Impossible Dream” from “Man from La Mancha.” As far as utility conferences go, one could call this a departure from the norm. Continue reading