Power Shift 2011: Building the Clean Energy Economy

Authors: Green For All This weekend (April 15-18) in Washington, D.C., Power Shift 2011 will bring together youth leaders from across the country and from every walk of life to stand in solidarity on the front lines of the fight for a clean energy future. Green For All will be at Power Shift, building the tremendous energy and excitement that is generated whenever you bring together 10,000 young people focused on a common mission! This year Power Shift will offer a Clean Economy Track to empower individuals with the necessary skills and tools to create sustainable community solutions. The Clean Economy Track will focus on 5 main sectors:
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Green For All, our College Ambassadors and Fellows will be hosting a number of workshops and panels in this track, including Going Green Living Bling: Redefining the Image of Wealth in the Hip-Hop Culture. This diverse panel will address the growing movement of sustainability within hip-hop culture, while discussing everyone's basic necessities – food, clothing, shelter, community – and what it means to be truly wealthy. If you are at Power Shift this weekend, be sure to look for our panels and workshops. And don't miss a keynote by Green For All's CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins on Saturday, April 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern.

While you're there, also check out our other sessions:

Our food system: How is it broken, and how can you fix it?

This panel will look at our food system beginning at the national level to examine the federal policies that encourage or hinder healthy food systems.

It's not a garden, it's a farm

This workshop is designed primarily to happen in small groups looking at the Do's and Don'ts of entering into an urban farming venture.

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