PowerShift is the world's largest
youth sustainability conference, and for the first time ever it's being hosted outside of Washington, D.C. -- right here in Pittsburgh. The weekend of midsemester break at many universities, 10,000 college kids from around the country and the world will gather here to learn, network, and build the movement to divest from fossil fuels, create a clean energy movement, and stop the climate crisis.
Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration will be available at the David Lawrence Convention Center.
One way Pittsburgh is coming together to support the conference is by housing participants. Youth climate leaders from across the country are counting on the Pittsburgh community to make their experience a welcoming and empowering memory. This year they are coming to Pittsburgh, a city at the crossroads of the fight for a clean and just energy future - at the center of building the green economy, yet also directly in the crosshairs of the coal and fracking industries. Here's how you can help: Open your home.
Community is a huge focus at Power Shift and they want to emphasize the importance of returning the empowerment attendees feel afterwards to contribute to their communities. Pittsburgh's collective power fighting for clean energy is the same momentum we want our attendees to push when they return home.
A housing board is set up for folks in the Pittsburgh community who are able and willing to open their homes to Power Shift 2013 participants. (A $20 discount code for the Power Shift event is now available for those who are able to host the young people.)
To find young people in need of housing
or to post your space, please visit