Come to beautiful Wise County, VA for a weekend summit focusing on a sustainable future for Appalachia! Together we will appreciate the rich culture and ecology of this area, learn how to defend it against the harmful effects of mountaintop removal coal mining, and explore a sustainable future for the region.
The weekend will be November 6-8 in Wise County, Southwest Virginia. There will be mountaintop removal site tours, workshops and trainings (on student and community organizing, mountaintop removal, sustainability, and other topics), hiking trips, music (and dancing!), opportunities to meet residents who live with the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining in their communities, and networking with other students from your region so you can bring these skills home and work together!