This summer "Rising Tide" and various other environmental and social justice organizations across the continent are organizing a convergence for climate action. We have hopes of bringing hundreds of activists together for a large gathering of minds. With the involvement of a wide range of organizers this event will have great possibilities for making change. Ecosystem defenders, urban toxics activists, carbon-free campus campaigners, permaculture farmers, system changers, and solution seekers will gather to network and brainstorm innovative, positive solutions to our urgent climate crisis. In the Southeast a specific emphasis will also be placed on addressing the devastating realities of the destructive coal mining and nuclear power practices, which are great contributors to our current climate change disaster. Education and activism against these horrific practices are not only imperative for the survival of the land and people of Appalachia, but also for the betterment of our global environment as it is becoming more evident that global warming is a harsh and imminent reality.