Youth activists plan demonstrations for DC

By Sommer Saadi
Green Right Now

The chanting will start softly.

Thousands of young people wearing green hard hats and carrying green placards and homemade banners will converge on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It will be the final day of the five-day Power Shift 2009 national youth summit, and the expected 10,000 young activists participating will voice their opinions on what they feel is the defining challenge of their time: solving the climate crisis.

As the diverse group of activists unites over climate change concerns and goals for energy legislation, the chanting will grow louder.