More than 30 Roanoke College students will travel to Washington, D.C. Feb. 27- March 2 to participate in Power Shift, a national youth rally that holds legislators responsible for rebuilding the environment and creating clean energy and climate policy. More than 10,000 young people are expected to attend.
Power Shift is a movement that gives students the opportunity to meet with government officials to discuss new ideas on clean energy policy and create a voice for the Generation-Y community. Students will have the chance to attend workshops, panels, job fairs and concerts before lobbying on the steps of Capitol Hill during the last day of the conference.
“This is an awesome opportunity for change,” said Matt King ’10, a Roanoke College student organizer for the trip. “The fossil fuel era is going to come to a close in our lifetimes. This is why Power Shift is important. With a new administration, with a new outlook, it is time for just that, new energy.”
Submitted by Roanoke College