Local Students Travel to D.C. for 'Powershift 2009'

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

A bus loaded about 50 FSU and FAMU students Thursday night and headed off to Washington D.C. The students are part of Powershift 2009 and they're goal is to fight for a greener tomorrow.

Once the group is in Virginia, they say they'll meet up with thousands of other students from around the country to demand that the government pass both climate and energy policies. The students say they will also spotlight local projects that are not only 'shovel ready'--but 'shovel worthy.'

FSU student, Keziyah Lewis said, "We're going to go there, we're going to learn about green jobs. We're going to get skills on organizing and we're going to use all that knowledge that we learn to come back here and build a movement in our own communities."

The students will be in the nation's capital for four days and when they return, they also plan to lobby the state, pushing for big changes.

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  • by Robert Location: Obrien on Feb 27, 2009 at 03:35 AM
    Kudos college students - bring your organizing and political manuvering skills back and work toward things Florida CAN DO, like have a solar panel on every rooftop in the state. We don`t have more because the power company lobbys have kept Legislators from encourageing more installations and use by limiting the "EPA funding" for renewable energy equipment.
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