Generation Atomic is working to change the culture and build a movement to support nuclear energy. Here's how:
Eric and Tay found Generation Atomic, signing the Articles of Incorporation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Generation Atomic pilots its grassroots door-knocking model in Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania. Part-time organizers and volunteer canvassers from Penn State make up the first Gen A Field Team.
Generation Atomic launches their mobile app, 'Atomic Action' at the ANS Student Conference. The app offers supporters the chance to take action on nuclear issues, and serves as the backbone of field operations.
Generation Atomic leads the nuclear delegation at the highly publicized March for Science in Washington D.C.
Generation Atomic launches its Ohio ZEN campaign to save Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants out of a cramped duplex in Sandusky, OH. After five weeks of grassroots, door-to-door campaigning in the OH 89th, Rep. Steve Arndt announces his support for the Ohio ZEN bill.
Generation Atomic expands its Ohio ZEN campaign to a headquarters in Akron, organizing in six counties across northern Ohio. In addition to canvassing, the team holds a series of "Think and Drink" events across the state, garnering hundreds of attendees. Gen A also logistically supports the "NUCLEAR: What it Means to Ohio" symposium held in Columbus and organizes at the Allen and Stark county fairs.
In July, Eric speaks on the plenary panel at the National WIN Conference, inspiring a 21 year old student to ask her fellow audience members to contact their legislators and ask them to support nuclear. This action results in 1,300 emails to local and state legislators.
The team concludes its campaign in Ohio after garnering more than 9000 actions and a contact list of more than 5000 Ohio nuclear supporters. The first annual "Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Car Show and Family Fun Day" is spearheaded by a Generation Atomic volunteer and brings 3000+ attendees to the plant.
The bill that would save Ohio's two nuclear plants "HB 178" - which was originally introduced with only one sponsor - is re-introduced as HB 381-- now with sixteen co-sponsors.
Generation Atomic organizes at the world premiere of The New Fire in Indianapolis, with special guests from the US Department of Energy. The film documents several advanced nuclear start-ups and features Eric singing opera about nuclear at the Paris Climate talks in 2015.
Tay and Sam attend the Millennial Nuclear Caucus roundtable meeting hosted by the US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. Tay and Sam also speak at the ANS Winter Conference.
Gen A heads to Germany for COP23 to team up with Nuclear 4 Climate and a host of pro-nuclear NGOs from around the world. Tay, Eric, and Grant hold conversations at the group's booth in the Bonn Zone; Tay speaks at the official Side Event held at the Turkish Pavilion.
Sundance-nominated filmmaker Frankie Fenton documents "A Seat at the Table," a Generation Atomic-led, forum-style discussion at the entry of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, which had reneged on a sponsorship agreement with the World Nuclear Association.
Generation Atomic runs its first "Atomic Winter" fundraising drive, collecting contributions from nuclear advocates around the globe.
Generation Atomic returns to Ohio to promote and provide logistical support for the second Millennial Nuclear Caucus, hosted by NEI and the Department of Energy. The team spends a week on campus at Ohio State University organizing legislative visits, giving advocacy trainings, and connecting with hundreds of students. The Department of Energy features Eric and the work of Gen A in a promotional video.