Powershift 2011 Kicks Off in Washington DC


Photo courtesy of Powershift.org
Powershift 2011 begins this weekend in Washington DC. The biggest of its kind, the annual event will foster leadership amongst the next generation of clean energy activists -- along with keynote talks from the likes of Al Gore, Van Jones, Bill McKibben, and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, there are a number of training events and workshops held over the course of the weekend. I'm in DC to cover the goings-on, and will be reporting back with dispatches on how the next wave of the green movement is shaping up. For the uninitiated, the following video breaks down what Powershift is all about:

Organizers estimate that 10,000 young leaders will convene in Washington this weekend, and there are a number of panels slated to tackle everything from organizing civil disobedience to understanding (and fighting back against) the Koch brothers.

Stay tuned.

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Tags: Activism | Coal | United States