With just 9 days until Power Shift 2009 kicks off, staff, volunteers, and supporters are doing some pretty crazy things to raise funds, bring more students, and prepare for the biggest youth climate conference yet.
Just this afternoon in our overcrowded hallway our field staff sang a rewritten version of the Proclaimers I Will Be(500 Miles) to celebrate our recruitment progress thus far. Here is an excerpt (lyrics credit goes to Josh Tulkin)…
When I wake up yeah I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who phonebanks another youth
When I go out yeah I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who registers youth
If I Twitter, yes I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who Twitters about the youth
If I Facebook, yes I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who Facebooks the Power Shift group
And I will get 10,000 people and then I will get 10,000 more
just be the man who gets 10,000 to the White House door
In other parts of the country there are college presidents growing Power Beards as well as students organizing raffles, selling pizza, and using Facebook to raise funds.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of the media and blog hits Power Shift ’09 has received.
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Check out the Newsroom for all of the our news hits.