Started in 2007 as a group of student environmentalists, PowerShift is in its third, now gigantic, biennial iteration. Scheduled for October 18-21 in the forward-thinking city of Pittsburgh, PA, the PowerShift ’13 conference will bring together 10,000 student activists from across the country to participate in environmental activist workshops, trainings, and actions. This group of students will work together to brainstorm solutions for the climate crisis, and the communal crafting of a cleaner, greener future.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is helping Maryland students organize, fundraise, and recruit for the conference. Among schools participating are all of those affiliated with the the Maryland EV website. As the Campus Coordinator at MICA, this update is to not only share this opportunity with the readers of this website, but also spread the word via social media, and encourage donations to my group’s participatory fund (https://www.youcaring.com/students-of-sustainability).
I am trying to send a small group of students to the PowerShift conference to empower them in their ability to shape our campus and future into the cleaner, greener realities we envision. A vision like that involves, among many other things, the largescale implementation of electric vehicles powered by a clean, renewable energy supply, which is a goal that readers of the site share.
If you have $5 to spare, or consider our cause more important than that next latte, please take a second to donate and spread the word. Also, tell your friends, your children, your family, and especially encourage any students you know to attend PowerShift ’13.