About Us

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Appalachian Voices is an award-winning, environmental non-profit committed to protecting the land, air and water of the central and southern Appalachian region, focusing on reducing coal’s impact on the region and advancing our vision for a cleaner energy future.

Founded in 1997 (see our 15-year anniversary page), we are headquartered in Boone, N.C. with offices in Charlottesville, Va.; Nashville, Tn. and Washington, D.C. Since we believe working in concert with others produces maximum results, we are proud members of the Alliance for Appalachia, Blueprint North Carolina, Clean Water Network, North Carolina Conservation Network and the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition.

We produce a bi-monthly environmental news publication, The Appalachian Voice, as well as the Advocate, our monthly e-newsletter.

The Resource Renewal Institute recognized Appalachian Voices with a 2010 River Warrior award for our work to protect and improve water quality, fish, wildlife and river ecosystems. We were also awarded a 2010 BENNY Award by the Business Ethics Network for our role as a supporting organization in Rainforest Action Network’s Global Finance Campaign. E, the Environmental Magazine listed Appalachian Voices as one of their top 5 favorite ways to become environmentally active. We have also been recognized as a Google Earth Hero for our work on the website, iLoveMountains.org, which was also named one of the first ever GOOD 100 “people, ideas, and organizations changing the world for good” by Good Magazine.

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Our Mission

Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land, air and water of central and southern Appalachia. We empower people to defend our region’s rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns. Since the impacts of coal threaten Appalachia more than any other single source of pollution, we are committed to reducing coal’s impact on the region and advancing our vision for a cleaner energy future.

Our Vision

We envision a day when the integrity of the land, air and water of central and southern Appalachia is protected for future generations, and the region is upheld as a national model of a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.

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