Last week, in a post called, "Giant Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth" I blogged about my frustration at the apparent apathy regarding the climate crisis. So I am especially happy to report that an event called Power Shift 09 is bringing 12,000 students to Washington, D.C. this weekend to tell Congress they demand rebuilding the economy and reclaiming their future
through bold climate and clean energy policy.
Power Shift '09 is a project of the Energy Action Coalition, which sponsored Power Shift '07 in November of 2007, bringing over 7,000 youth from around the country to Washington, DC area for a long weekend of climate learning and action. Then, on Monday, November 5 over 3,000 of these youth descended on Capitol Hill where they rallied and met with their Senators and Congresspeople to demand bold political action on climate change. Much the same thing is planned for this weekend.
The Energy Action Coalition is made up of 50 student groups from around the country who are demanding to be heard about the future of the planet they are about to inherit. Kudos to all of them. More about that in a future post. For now, please visit the Power Shift '09 website and show your support.