Climate change is an existential crisis, one that calls upon our generation to use every technique we know to adapt. Uplift is a youth movement for climate action.

Our future rests upon re-imagining our relationships with our energy sources, cultures, waterways, and regional ecosystems on the Colorado Plateau.

We stoke the fire for this challenging work through creative storytelling, community, and commitment.


Our Story.

Learn more about Uplift. Stay tuned for our 2018 Conference.


Uplift 2017.

September 15-17 | moab, Ut

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What happened at Uplift this year? Catch up on the conference.



Never heard of the colorado plateau?

You might live here. Chances are, you've visited. Picture redrock cliffs along the Colorado River, flaming aspens illuminating the mountains each fall, and old-growth Ponderosa pine forests. The Colorado Plateau encompasses about 130,000 square miles of the Southwest, roughly centered on the Four Corners. Much of this landscape is public land, whether protected as a National Park, or managed by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, or tribal agencies. We love where we work!

We are motivated by a deep love of this place: the shadowy mesas, muddy washes, high mountains, clear streams, and all its inhabitants. The Colorado Plateau is home.