09 Apr '11, 11am

Environmentally active youth head to DC

A group photo of students at the 2009 Power Shift conference in 2009 in Washington, DC. On April 15 an estimated 10,000 students will converge on Washington, D.C. to make their demands known for a clean, sustainable future. They’ll be taking part in Power Shift 2011 , a conference that brings youth activists together from around the country to bolster grassroots efforts on environmentalism, sustainability, and climate change. The four-day event will include workshops, keynote speeches, and lobbying events that will educate and inspire the next generation of leaders in the green movement. This is the third time the biannual conference has met in Washington, D.C. The first conference was held in 2007, and it drew over 5,000 young activists from around the country. Power Shift 2009 attracted an even larger crowd, and the latest conference promises to generate even more involv...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/09/environmentally-act...

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