Join us November 4th-6th!

Power Shift West is an
environmental conference focused on educating students from campuses across the Pacific Northwest on ways that they can reduce energy and protect the environment.

Community Highlights

#Occupy I-5: A Revolutionary Roadtrip

Claire Meints, Whitman student and climate organizer, chalks for event on campus

After stops at twelve universities over the course of eighteen days in a journey totaling over one thousand miles I have reached an important conclusion: students in the Pacific Northwest are taking campus climate organizing to new heights. Here is what a small fraction of these schools are doing:

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One Month Out Registration Special!

Powershift West is just one month away. We already have a packed schedule filled with great speakers, exciting workshops and some awesome networking opportunities. We are serious about putting a stop to the extractive industries plans in the west and we want you to join us! That is why we are having a registration special where you can register for just 5$ between October 4th-6th. 

Be sure to register while this offer still is up and be sure to pass it on to all your friend!

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Power Shift West: Registration Open!

Power Shift West 2009 MarchAcross the country a bold movement is emerging to demand a clean and sustainable future. People of all ages and backgrounds are coming together to show industry and politicians that we will not let our country continue its dangerous addiction to fossil fuels and youth are at the forefront. Whether it is in DC resisting the disastrous Keystone XL pipeline, in Appalachia resisting the destructive process of mountaintop removal or in cities resisting the placement of toxic industries near low-income communities our generation is taking a crucial role in this process.

In the Pacific Northwest, we face numerous and complex problems. There is the export of coal to Asian markets, the expansion of clear cutting in ancient forests, the importation of tar sands equipment, unsustainable food systems, close ties between industry and politicians, and the ongoing inequity in the distribution of environmental harm in our own communities. Yet we also know how powerful we are when we come together as a movement. Youth environmental activists have been victorious in gradually phasing out coal plants, defeating LNG export terminals, and passing some of the boldest climate legislation in the country.

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