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Old 09-17-2009 at 05:38 PM   #1
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have your opinion on the environment heard
Lots of people in our age demographic (loosely defined as youth) has an opinion about the current green movement.

This October 23-26 PowerShift Ontario will be happening in Ottawa. Based on European and American conferences that have happened in previous years, the aim is to have youth from 16-25 participate in seminars, lectures and workshops as well as see performances, have a green job fair and lobby the government.

More info: http://powershiftcanada.org/the-conference/
Goals: http://powershiftcanada.org/about/psc-goals/

There is a group of Mac students set to attend. If you are going to register make sure to mention that you are part of the Hamilton, ON group as this will get you a discount!

What are your thoughts? Are you for or against this event? Why or why will you not be going?
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Lots of people in our age demographic (loosely defined as youth) has an opinion about the current green movement.

This October 23-26 PowerShift Ontario will be happening in Ottawa. Based on European and American conferences that have happened in previous years, the aim is to have youth from 16-25 participate in seminars, lectures and workshops as well as see performances, have a green job fair and lobby the government.

More info: http://powershiftcanada.org/the-conference/
Goals: http://powershiftcanada.org/about/psc-goals/

There is a group of Mac students set to attend. If you are going to register make sure to mention that you are part of the Hamilton, ON group as this will get you a discount!

What are your thoughts? Are you for or against this event? Why or why will you not be going?
I won't be going because I have to attend school and do assignments and study for tests. Also I'm poor(relatively). I think it's a wonderful initiative though, as to think about our ecological impact as humans is indeed something meaningful.

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I can't go either because I have two midterms on the Monday and something due two days later.

I would have liked to go though! :(
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I won't be going because I have to attend school and do assignments and study for tests. Also I'm poor(relatively).
This.

Although the lobbying part also turned me off a bit. If they're already prepared to do lobbying, it means that they already have their minds made up about what they want to get the government to do. Which means that we wouldn't have people going to get their voices heard, just to put their voices behind what the people there are already saying.

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Or maybe I'm just looking too heavily into that one part.



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