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E-M:/ Michigan delegation at Powershift 2009



I am surprised to have seen no press coverage of the Power Shift ’09 Conference in DC this weekend -- over 400 students from Michigan are attending --

 

Michigan Speaks, “Coal’s Over, Clean Energy is Now”

Posted by brandon in Power Shift '09 on 03 1st, 2009

Hey, reporting back from the biggest event on climate and energy change ever.

Power Shift in general has been amazing but my biggest highlight so far was the Michigan breakout. The breakout consisted of a meeting with all 430 Michigan Power Shift attendees. The breakout gave us an insight into the size and diversity of the youth climate movement in Michigan.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/28/AR2009022801877_pf.html

Young People to Swarm Capitol With Green Agenda

By Jonathan Mummolo
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 1, 2009; C06

Thousands of young people, many of them emboldened by the 2008 presidential contest, will descend on the Capitol tomorrow to urge the government to take radical action to stem climate change and plant the seeds of a green economy.

Arriving Friday from every state in the union -- as well as every Canadian province and more than a dozen countries -- about 12,000 people, most between 18 and 26 years old, are in the District this weekend for Power Shift '09, a summit aimed at raising environmental awareness and lobbying leaders on green issues.

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Anne M. Woiwode, State Director

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - 109 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906  - 517-484-2372    anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org   http://michigan.sierraclub.org/index.shtml

 

Support the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - contact Wendi Tilden at wendi.tilden@sierraclub.org

 

The bold steps that are needed to solve the climate crisis are exactly the same steps that ought to be taken in order to solve the economic crisis and the energy security crisis - Al Gore