15 Apr '11, 4pm

Young Leaders Gather in DC to Demand Clean Energy and Green Jobs

This weekend more than 10,000 young people will converge on Washington to stand up for a clean energy future. They are gathering for the Power Shift 2011 conference, part of a national movement to train and mobilize a wave climate champions. I have great respect for these young leaders. They know their future is at stake, and they are trying to make it a better one. Not only are they graduating off a cliff into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depressions, but they are also on the front lines of the climate crisis. Their generation will face more costly droughts, storms, and wildfires than any generation before them. But the Power Shift participants recognize they can solve both problems at once. The same clean energy solutions that will reduce carbon pollution will also generate millions of jobs. Instead of waiting for change to come, these young people are out...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/young_leaders...

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