The Appalachian Gas Working Group invites grassroots groups, organizations, activists, and socially conscious folks who are interested in efforts to end public harm from oil and gas extraction, and its growing infrastructure, to attend our Community Organizing Summit, April 6-8, in Weston, WV.
The goal of the Community Organizing Summit is to empower and strengthen grassroots activism with leadership training, coalition building, and outreach. The Summit will also provide opportunities for in-depth learning on select topics.
Schedule and session topics will be posted on West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Facebook event page.
What: Community Organizing Summit, hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group
Where: Jackson’s Mill, 160 WVU Jackson Mill, Weston, WV
When: Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8
Registration is required by March 30. Complete your registration for attendance, meals and lodging through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-organizing-summit-hosted-by-the-agwg-tickets-43440355272.
Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance to attend. If you are applying for a scholarship, please fill out the form at (https://goo.gl/forms/2sfvxLsXclf9pRhr2). Individuals applying for a scholarship do not need to register through Eventbrite. Scholarship applications are due by March 23.
The Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) is a consortium of green minded groups and organizations. Their vision is to support healthy communities, property rights, and a just transition to clean renewable energy, while leading a coordinated effort to end public harm from fracking and gas related extraction and infrastructure.
Our Partners: WV Rivers Coalition, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), WV & VA Sierra Club, WV Highlands Conservancy, Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, PA League of Women Voters, Preserving Our Water Heritage and Rights (POWHR), Ohio River Citizens Alliance (ORCA), Friends of the Harmed, Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance, Wetzel County Citizen Action Group, Headwaters Defense, Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Indian Creek Watershed Association, Eight Rivers Council, Christians for the Mountains, Preserve Monroe, Summers County Residents Against the Pipeline, Doddridge County Watershed Association, SW PA Environmental Health Project, Southwings, WV Citizens Action Group, WV Surface Owners Rights Organization.