Jaimie McGirt, a native of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., served as Appalachian Voices' 2014-15 Americorps Education Outreach Associate, with a focus on community work and energy efficiency issues.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 | Posted by Jaimie McGirt | No Comments
The Energy Savings for Appalachia team would like to thank our community and business partners for making the High Country Home Energy Contest possible. Without their dedication and service, we would not have been able to offer three households the extensive energy efficiency home improvements that we have in the past month.
Friday, February 6th, 2015 | Posted by Jaimie McGirt | 1 Comment
Jan. 19 marked the twentieth year since President Clinton passed legislation to encourage Americans to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Appalachian State University has recognized the day the with the MLK Challenge for sixteen years. Having participated in the challenge as a student, I couldn’t help but want to participate again. But I never knew I would be spelunking in a dusty crawlspace. [ More
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 | Posted by Jaimie McGirt | 1 Comment
Wilmington, N.C., is the site of the L.V. Sutton Power Station — a retired coal-fired power plant operated by Duke Energy along the Lower Cape Fear River. Though Duke recently converted Sutton to burn natural gas, the carcinogenic-laden waste generated from decades of coal combustion remains in 135 acres on site. But this one lake, at least, is one of the few slated for cleanup in the state, while the future of 10 other sites remains a question.