Community Organizing Summit Hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group — April 6 – 8

Do you want to develop the skills and tools needed to protect your community from extraction? The Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) invites organizations and individuals interested in learning the basic tools of grassroots movement building to better their communities to attend the 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 fracking and pipeline related issues.

Community Organizing Summit Sessions and Topics Snapshot

Full schedule and session descriptions here.

Grassroots Skill Building

  • Speaking Across Bridges
  • Coalition Building
  • Maximizing & Diversifying Your Media and Outreach
  • Community Canvassing
  • Starting and Building a Campaign

Fracking & Pipelines In-Depth Learning

  • Gas Related Health & Medical Effects
  • Permitting and Enforcement
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Appalachian Storage Hub, Mid-stream Processes, and What This Means to Your Community
  • Fighting Eminent Domain, Co-Tenancy, Forced Pooling, and Right To Trespass
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.

Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance to attend. If you are applying for a scholarship, please fill out this form. Individuals applying for a scholarship do not need to register through Eventbrite.

About the AGWG:

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, Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action.
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