Six HWS students recently attended the 2011 Power Shift Conference in Washington, D.C. Composed of speakers, workshops, classes and networking among like-minded young leaders, Power Shift aimed to teach students how to make greener changes in their own community.
Funded by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the Campus Activities Board, students Anna Hertlein ’12, Lauren Lark ’11, Eli Gleason ’12, Ellen Harvey ’12, Kara Coughlin ’11 and Stacey Rice ’11 joined Finger Lakes Institute Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Meyer for the three-day conference.
The Power Shift mission asserts that “each participant will head to Power Shift not only as an individual committed to seeing political change, but as an activist and leader eager to build the specific skill set required to return and lead their community towards tangible and visible change over the course of the next two years.”
Through campaigns, spreading awareness and utilization the next generation of leadership, 2011 Power Shift hopes to create a greener future. More information about Power Shift is available online [www.wearepowershift.org].