North Carolina is our home state. In 1997, Appalachian Voices was founded in Boone, N.C., with the vision of promoting deeper awareness and appreciation of the Appalachian region — from its magnificent mountains to the fierce pride of its people. After 20 years, we have grown into a nationally recognized, successful advocate for the communities and ecology of the area. With our headquarters still in Boone, plus staff in Raleigh and Asheville, we have the Tar Heel state well covered.
From community organizing to water testing to policy advocacy, we are at the forefront of forcing Duke Energy and the state to address the coal ash crisis.
“Clean” natural gas is a myth, and proposals to build huge pipelines here pose one of the greatest environmental threats in our region today.
Driving the movement to ensure low-income citizens have access to affordable energy efficiency home-improvements.