You may have heard about the Powershift 2009 conference that took place in Washington, D.C. Or if you live anywhere near the capital, you might have noticed the city was teeming with an unusual amount of mostly college-aged youth, chatting about climate change, sustainable agriculture, water rights ... you name it. In fact, D.C. hosted 12,000 people from all over the country who attended workshops, lectures and protests concerning a plethora of environmental issues.
The 2009 conference was a mile marker in environmental history and the march on the Capitol that ensued after the conference remains history's largest protest against climate change. With environmental threats feeling more real than ever in 2010, a space for environmental education, empowerment and activism is vital. That's why I'm boiling over with excitement now that the Energy Action Coalition, the host of both Powershift 2007 and 2009, has announced the dates and location of the 2011 conference. Powershift 2011 will take place April 1-4, 2011, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.