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 --
Hey, reporting back from the biggest event on climate and energy change ever.
Shift in general has been amazing but my biggest highlight so far was the
Young People to Swarm Capitol With Green Agenda
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.
Anne M. Woiwode, State Director
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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