Inside Appalachian Voices

About Appalachian Voices’ program work

Daylight Savings Challenge

December 13, 2016 For the Daylight Savings Challenge, our Energy Savings team partnered with student volunteers from Appalachian State University to distribute almost 100 energy efficient LED light bulbs to six seniors across Watauga County, N.C.

Coal Ash Water Pollution Permit Disputed

December 13, 2016 On Nov. 15, Appalachian Voices’ North Carolina team attended a wastewater permit hearing for the Belews Creek Steam Station to help local community members push for stricter water pollution requirements.

French Broad Energy Forum is a Success

December 13, 2016 Nearly 60 citizens attended an energy efficiency information session in mid-November for members of the French Broad Electric Membership Corp., an electric cooperative that serves six rural counties in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

Changes at Appalachian Voices

December 13, 2016 Appalachian Voices welcomes a new Distribution Manager for the Appalachian Voice and our first Southwest Virginia Solar VISTA. We also announce a new position for a current staff member and bid goodbye to a departing staff member.

Repurposing Virginia’s Abandoned Coal Sites

December 13, 2016 On Nov. 1, Appalachian Voices together with Coal Mining Engineering Services, LLC, and Downstream Strategies released a groundbreaking new report demonstrating how abandoned mine lands can be reimagined to benefit the region.

Southwest Virginians Challenge Mine

December 13, 2016 On Nov. 7, community members voiced their concerns about the proposed Doe Branch mountaintop removal mine to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

Standing Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline

October 7, 2016 Throughout September, Appalachian Voices met with community members in Virginia and West Virginia to join forces in the fight to stop construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Building Community and a New Economy in Southwest Virginia

October 7, 2016 In five Southwest Virginia towns, we’re gathering with area residents to celebrate local music and herbal traditions, and to bring folks together to share ideas on how to build an economy that works for everyone.

Gathering Communities in East Tennessee

October 7, 2016 Throughout August, Appalachian Voices worked with community members in East Tennessee to find ways to expand energy efficiency programs in their area.

Moving on Up...Stairs in Boone, N.C.

October 7, 2016 Our Boone, N.C., team has moved to a new office at 589 W. King St., Boone, N.C., 28607. Come visit if you're in the area!

Introducing a New Face in Virginia and our 2016-17 AmeriCorps Team

October 7, 2016 Appalachian Voices welcomes a new Virginia Campaign Coordinator, as well as a new and a returning AmeriCorps member. We also bid farewell to departing staff members.

Ben Bristoll: Bike Delivery Brings The Voice to Roanoke

October 7, 2016 Ben Bristoll distributed The Appalachian Voice is Roanoke, Va., on his bike and lives his life as sustainably as possible.

Teri Crawford Brown- Conservation Starts at Home

August 12, 2016 Teri Crawford Brown, a volunteer distributor of The Appalachian Voice, and her husband have transformed a century-old church into a welcoming home and repurposed salvaged materials in the process.

Norton's Walk Along the River

August 10, 2016 In the Southwest Virginia city of Norton, Appalachian Voices is supporting a project that would enhance recreation along the Guest River and clean up an abandoned coal tipple that is both an eyesore and a source of pollution.

Virginians March for Climate Justice

August 10, 2016 More than 600 people turned out for a "March on the Mansion” in Richmond on July 23 to tell Gov. Terry McAuliffe to stand against fossil-fuel polluters and stand with people who are fighting fracked-gas pipelines, toxic coal ash and climate change.