A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


December 2019/January 2020

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December 2019 / January 2020

In this issue of The Appalachian Voice, we check in on the progress that towns, cities and schools in our region are making on the path to clean energy, and explore the challenges they face along the way. We also hear how homeowners, churches, nonprofit centers and more have made solar power a reality.

We also celebrate Appalachian music, from the living traditions of shape-note singing and instrument building to the newer rhythms of hip hop. Plus, read about the new network that aims to protect our oak trees from approaching diseases, and hear from community advocates looking to solve the water problems facing residents of Martin County, Ky.




Overcoming Barriers to Clean Energy

As communities across the region and the nation strive to become more sustainable, local leaders and residents are meeting a variety of obstacles.