CoFED inspiregizes future food co-op leaders across North America. We support students with training and tools, and connect them with peers, mentors, and allies in a solidarity network.

Power Shift 2013

USING STUDENT FOOD COOPERATIVES TO FIGHT FRACKING, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND FOOD INJUSTICE

Join us as we present a workshop on the intersection of these important issues at Power Shift 2013!

WHAT IS POWER SHIFT?

10,000 YOUTH LEADERS CONVERGING ON PITTSBURGH!

This fall, our generation must come together for a Power Shift: it’s time for a shift in priorities at every level of society. From our local communities to the national government, our generation has the power to make it happen.

Together we can build a stronger and more vibrant climate movement to fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, demand climate justice, and build a clean energy economy that works for everyone.

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Our workshop, which will be in the Green Economy track, will highlight worker cooperatives as an empowering and democratic alternative to traditional corporate and political structure. We will discuss how they are community based and driven, and how they provide access to healthy and affordable food. We will also discuss how cooperatives, especially student-run ones, can be educational, community building, and participatory. We will connect the issues of climate change, fracking, and community health to the industrial food system, which releases 1/3 to 1/5 of all greenhouse gases, is the second largest sector for fossil fuel consumption use behind transportation, and through fertilizer production, is a main user of natural gas.

Find out more information about our workshop here.

And be sure to register today for Power Shift, by following this link.

 

 

WHEN
October 18, 2013 at 12pm - October 22, 2013
WHERE
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States
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CONTACT
Eric Recchia

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