Power Shift is the reason I’m going to Copenhagen next month.  It terrified me–I learned for the first time, without any partisanship or fact-bending, the real truth behind climate change, the risks involved, and just what was at stake.

Power Shift inspired me.  There was such tremendous positive energy radiating from the 12 000 young people in attendence.  Having attended weekend conferences with my peer group before, this was not what I was expecting.  It wasn’t a matter of me being pleasantly surprised; it was a matter of me rethinking everything I thought I knew about us, the American youth.  It was brilliant, and I want to continue to be a part of this.  I want to share it with the whole world.

Power Shift is what led me to Copenhagen.  The topic came up in nearly everyone’s speech, presentation, and workshop.  I knew I needed to be there–I felt destiny calling, and that’s why I jumped at the chance to apply to SustainUS’s COP15 delegation.

Now, I’m gearing up to give presentations of my own about Copenhagen at Power Shift Ohio!  That’s what I’ll be devoting my energies to this weekend, and of course I’ll keep you all informed!  Wish us all luck; we’re headed up to Oberlin this Friday at One.  My sister is coming, and I’m glad. 

After that, it’s a matter of pressuring the Senators, Obama, and the media.  And fundraising, too of course.  I invite you to check out the two entries below, click the links provided, and help our cause if you have not yet done so!!