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BESTers,
Want to meet Al Gore or Nancy Pelosi?  What about Vandana Shiva? 
You can
if you attend Power Shift 2009! From February 27th to March 2nd,
thousands of young leaders will converge on capitol hill for Power 
Shift
2009, the second national youth summit to solve the climate 
crisis. At
Power Shift 2009, young people from across the country will take 
a
message of bold, comprehensive and immediate federal climate 
action to
Washington, D.C.  At this conference, we will also strengthen the
movement for real climate and economic solutions by learning 
skills and
solutions, building bonds, and setting clear plans for action in 
our
communities for 2009 and beyond.

This is a great opportunity for student leaders who support 
emissions
reduction efforts on campus to show national leadership on this 
issue.
Student leaders attending Power Shift will further develop their
communication skills by explaining the challenges and successes 
of
reducing emissions on campus and learning new and more effective 
ways to
reduce emissions on campus.  Students positioned at this national 
level
will be better able to help the campus reduce their emissions when 
they
return.

POWER SHIFT 2009 GOALS
   *    Empower and inspire 10,000 youth from across the U.S with
trainings, speakers, and a coordinated national action.
   *    Provide networking and planning opportunities for a 
diverse
range of top youth climate organizers.
   *    Elevate the prophetic and morally compelling voices of
America's youth into the national debate about global warming and 
our
energy future.
   *    Connect youth with local community leaders and strengthen 
bonds
between the youth climate movement and environmental justice 
movement.
   *    Frame the global warming and energy debate as a moral 
issue and
inter-generational responsibility that requires bold, 
comprehensive and
immediate Federal action.
   *    SET UP a political climate that leads to the passage of 
bold
federal legislation on climate change.

The total cost of travel and lodging will be around $130 if you 
register
before February 1.  UF is sending a charter bus of students and 
spots
are going quickly for the 55 seats!

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information.

--
Yelena Granovskaya
University of Florida
Environmental Science
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954 663 3562