Monday, April 11, 2011
In less than four days young people from San Antonio will be hopping on vans to take a 24 hour drive to Washington DC for the 3rd Power Shift Conference. The conference is a gathering of young people from all over the nation who will be learning and sharing solutions to climate change.
Over 10,000 young students, community members and educators will come together to share their local victories and issues. San Antonio youth are going as community members who experience climate change hands on as low income youth of color. They have become leaders in the movement by voicing their options and being part of different campaigns around dirty energy, lack of green spaces, food justice, and demanding sustainable, efficient solutions from the city of San Antonio and Education Facilities.
These young people have spend hours in gardens, workshops and discussions about how San Antonio can truly be a sustainable, clean energy, food justice community that focuses on young people, low income neighborhoods, education and health in order to achieve true change.
We will blog daily about our adventures, thoughts and ideas. Please check back to read all the exciting things that will happen on our trip.