Uplift connects, trains, and supports young people to act for climate justice.

Our work is rooted in grassroots communities, desert landscapes, and precious waters of the Colorado Plateau and greater Southwest.


Uplift started as a small for-youth-by-youth environmental gathering in the spring of 2015. Since then, we have evolved as a unifier and amplifier of the Southwest’s youth-led climate justice movement. We are named after the geologic process that led to the rise of the Colorado Plateau. Like the high desert, we, as young people, are rising.

Learn more about us and our vision for the future.



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