'Power Shift' is a huge youth climate summit being organised by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition aims to bring together thousands of young people from all over Australia who want to address climate change.
Michael Crowe, Ride2Power organiser and Youth Climate Change Coalition volunteer, gives an update of next week's events.
In the early hours of the morning on the 24th of June this year, a hardy group of Power Shifters will settle into the saddle for the first time on their epic journey to change the future of the world.
Eighteen days later we will arrive on the steps of Power Shift surrounded by hundreds of our friends and companions with the message of the people fresh in our minds.
Pedal2Power is a bike journey from Melbourne to Power Shift in Sydney through not only the amazing Australia countryside but also our minds, bodies and souls. Along the way we will meet with people from all walks of life and hear the stories that make the Power Shift mission all the more poignant.
We will see through our own eyes the devastating effects that climate change is already having on the Australian landscape and we will raise awareness of the need to act strongly, sustainably and immediately.
Spanning over 18 days and 950 kilometres, we will meet and chat with Power Shifters in many inland centres to gauge the levels of concern and awareness for the government’s carbon emission goals. We will meet with politicians, activists and the general public but more than that we will be forced to learn about ourselves.
This is a test of our resolve, our determination that will be in no uncertain terms the same test our global leaders are going to have to face come December when we decide the future of the world as we know it. Join with us in the Power Shift. Be the change you want to see in the world. Ride2Power.