PowerShift 2011 Day One:
The sun is up and shining, the birds are chirping and spring has truly sprung in Fairfax, VA, where the five members of the EC are staying as they represent Fort Lewis at the biggest grassroots movement in history. Alex Pullen, David Haralson, Grace Martinez, Emily Griffin and Morgan Boaman took three planes to get across the country to learn how to save the world.
The opening events of Power shift began with keynote speakers Vice President Al Gore and Van Jones. These motivating speakers came out to encourage the youth of today to come together and shift the power. The goal of the 10,000 youth gathered on capital hill is to fight for sustainability across America. These students are from all over the country and will attend trainings, speakers and events for the next four days as they become the country’s next super power.
Leading up to the opening events the FLC students familiarized themselves with our nation’s capitol. They checked out some sites and shops as they walked from the Smithsonian to the Washington E. Conference building (which spans two blocks). Stay tuned for updates from the team as they experience the time of their lives in Washington, DC.