Image courtesy of “Send Pennsylvania to Power Shift!” funding page

10,000 youth leaders will be converging in Pittsburgh this fall for Power Shift. The conference is being held to help to build a stronger climate movement to “fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, demand climate justice, and build a clean energy economy that works for everyone.” Usually, Power Shift is a Washington, D.C. event, but for the first time ever it will be held here in Pittsburgh (October 18 – 21, 2013) because Power Shift recognizes our city as:

[A] city at the crossroads of the fight for a clean and just energy future — at the heart of building the green economy, yet directly in the crosshairs of the fracking industry.

The conference is not free, however, and there are many young folks and activists from our area who would love to be able to attend:

So where do you come in? Considering registration, housing, and travel expenses, the costs add up fast. $65 sends one person to Power Shift 2013, but with the weight of student loans and rent to cope with, not many young folks can afford to cover it all. We’re trying to send 550 young people from the region to Power Shift, so making a contribution will ensure that all of us can do our part.

You can help sponsor a young, Pittsburgh-area activist by making a donation of any size here.