Grand Rapids City-Wide Power Shift Event

from Wildlife Promise

This Friday 3/18 at 7pm in the John F. Donnelly Conference Center, Aquinas College is hosting a city-wide Power Shift 2011 event for students and community members across Western Michigan.

College students from the greater Grand Rapids are hoping to get the most out of their experience at the Power Shift conference this year and are coming together to consolidate their efforts and look to building local campaigns and projects that will make the city a more sustainable and green place. The event this Friday represents the first step toward this goal.

Grand Rapids second ward city commissioner Ruth Kelly will be starting out the event with some inspirational words and ideas for how students in the area can get involved with the city’s next green project. Group breakouts immediately following the speakers will allow attendees to talk further about their goals for the city and what skills and knowledge they hope to bring back from the Power Shift conference.

During the last part of the evening, all students planning to attend Power Shift 2011 will get together to go over logistics of getting to the event together as well as discussing important next steps to keep the relationships and networking ties strong as the city moves forward.

Attendees of this city-wide event will include students from Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Kalamazoo College, and of course, Aquinas college.

The Power Shift Campus Coordinator at Aquinas College, Bethany Horning, has been working hard to put this event together and said “Collaboration is essential to the future of a greener community.  I am excited to meet with everyone on Friday!”

So, if you’re from Western Michigan, make your way to Aquinas’ Campus this Friday evening to come together with college students and community members and work toward a greener Grand Rapids!