Virginia Mountain Spring Break

Every year, the Mountain Justice Spring Break Planning Collective (MJSB PC) brings hundreds of young people face to face with the impacts of mountaintop removal and coal industry abuse.  As our reach has spread, many regional Spring Breaks, like our second annual Va spring break, have formed.  Through education, community service, speakers, hiking, music, poetry, direct action and more, we learn from and stand with Appalachian communities in the struggle to maintain their land and culture. Past MJSBs have been planned with or supported by Coal River Mountain Watch (WV), Ohio Valley Environmental Coaliton (WV), Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (VA), Meigs Citizens Action Now! (OH), United Mountain Defense (TN), Southern Energy Network, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, and the Energy Justice Network.

Following in the tradition of Mountain Justice Spring Break, the week long camp will bring you face to face with the impacts of mountaintop removal and coal industry abuse — and give you the skills and knowledge you need to fight back!

Please come and share your spring break with us in the breathtaking Southwest Virginia coalfields, March 3-11, cultivating the skills and visions needed to abolish Mountaintop Removal and replace it with vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities. Come and bring your friends. We are gonna learn a lot, get involved with putting an end to mountaintop removal, and have a whole bunch of fun!

What? Virginia Mountain Spring Break
Who? You and a carload of your best friends
When? March 3-11
Where? Southwest Virginia
Why? Because it’s time to tell King Coal that his reign is coming to an end!

We are currently looking for campus coordinators who can organize a crew of people from your school or community. You are strongly encouraged to contact us for more information and resources to help you bring your school’s spirit to our community!

Questions? Ready to register? Wondering what you can do to help?
Contact us by sending an email to:


Or by calling us at:

Look for updates at:

Thanks, and we’ll see you in the Mountains!


About marleymiles

Marley is a community organizer, landscaper, writer, photographer, hiker, drummer and many other -ers from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
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