Blog Archives

Southwest Virginia Solar Roadmap Released

Our New Economy team has been working with the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia over the past year to blaze a trail for solar energy in seven of Virginia’s historically coal-producing counties.


Welcoming Virginia’s New Environmental Justice Council

Members of the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative

We commend Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of Virginia’s first Environmental Justice Advisory Council.


Challenging the Pipelines

While the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines may have obtained federal approval, there’s still plenty of room left to fight in the statehouses.


Objecting to Duke’s Proposed Rate Hikes

Appalachian Voices stands in firm opposition to Duke Energy’s proposed rate hikes to pay for their dirty energy.


Taking Legal Action to Clean Up Belews Creek Coal Ash

Thanks to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center, Duke Energy will have to answer for its illegal coal ash pollution of the Dan River Basin.


Volunteer Task Force

Energy Efficiency Task Force Volunteer Night

Get involved with Appalachian Voices to educate Western North Carolina residents about decreasing energy waste!


Member Spotlight: Diana Withen

Diana canoeing

Diana Withen is a teacher, leader and environmental advocate in Southwest Virginia, where she is also regularly distributes The Appalachian Voice.


Making Plans for 2018

staff photo

The Appalachian Voices team came together from across the region in August to discuss how to best protect and uplift the region in 2018 and beyond.


Hellos and Goodbyes

Lee Payne

As we say goodbye to our former associate editor Elizabeth (Lee) Payne, we welcome our new associate editor Kevin Ridder and our newest AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, Becca Bauer.

Appalachian Voices Annual Membership Meeting

App voices membership meeting

On Nov. 30, you can meet the Appalachian Voices team at any of our four offices to learn more about what we’re doing and discuss ways to advance a clean, just future in the region.