Nicole Cairns, Online Deputy Director, Power Shift, Washington, DC
Day in and day out the energy at Power Shift HQ is growing. Deadlines are coming and going faster than we can imagine and, every time we look up, another day has come to an end and we're one step closer to Power Shift 2011. Each and every one of us is reeling with excitement about what's about to happen in just 21 days as we take part in the largest environmental organizing training in history.
It's amazing to see that this energy isn't just in our offices. Power Shift attendees are finding incredibly creative ways to share their stories, take action in their communities, and… to simply get here.
- Oklahoma University students raise awareness about the problems mercury poses to human health by testing students on campus for mercury levels.
- The Endangered Species Coalition set up a Facebook Cause to help raise money to have a table at Power Shift and engage attendees about the protection of endangered and threatened species.
- Students from Florida Gulf Coast University held a garage sale to fundraise for their trip to DC.
At last weekend's regional training events in the Northeast and California, organizers shared their stories about how they got involved in environmental activism.
And in Ohio, Janina shares her Lithuanian heritage and how that's help shaped her Power Shift story. [She also gets the credit for the title of this post]
Each and every one of our organizers, trainers, staff, and attendees has a different story, but we all have the same message: we're the ones we've been waiting for. We're all about to take part in this historic event to make a significant power shift in Washington and in our communities. And, we're all pretty excited about it.
Are you excited for Power Shift, too? Help facilitate trainings or share your story with us on Facebook, Twitter, or the attendee blog. Or, if you've waited this long to register for power shift, do so now! General registration ends Sunday and prices will increase from $65 to $80 per person.