Inside Appalachian Voices

About Appalachian Voices’ program work

Member Spotlight: Lucy and Rich Henighan

August 22, 2017 Lucy and Rich Henighan — Appalachian Voices members since 1999 — are making a difference in East Tennessee.

The Fight Against the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines Continues

August 22, 2017 As federal regulators continue to rubber-stamp the dangerous, inadequate plans for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, we’re continuing to fight back alongside residents and grassroots groups across Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

NC Counties Pass Resolutions in Favor of Energy Efficiency

August 22, 2017 Three counties in the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation service territory have passed resolutions encouraging the electric co-op to develop a tariffed on-bill financing program that would help the co-op’s members afford home energy efficiency improvements.

Hellos and Goodbyes — Aug/Sept 2017

August 22, 2017 We welcome three new members to our Tennessee Energy Savings team, and bid farewell to our former Tennessee VISTA service member and the graphic designer for The Appalachian Voice.

Marching for Science and Climate and Other Shorts

June 15, 2017 Appalachian Voices was proud to join hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents who marched in Washington and around the nation for science and for the climate. We also released a new study on energy efficiency in Western North Carolina.

Testifying Before Congress on Mine Reclamation

June 13, 2017 Thom Kay, our senior legislative representative, testified before Congress in May regarding reclamation of former coal mines. He spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

Southwest Virginia Sunshine

June 13, 2017 Appalachian Voices and our partners were proud to co-host the Southwest Virginia Solar Fair on May 9, 2017.


June 13, 2017 Appalachian Voices is pleased to introduce our newly redesigned website. Come visit and tell us what you think!

Member Spotlight: Susan Tyree & Kent Walton

April 13, 2017 Virginia residents Susan Tyree and Kent Walton are long-time Appalachian Voices members. They share their passion for nature through Susan's art, Kent's work as an arborist, and their activism with the Quaker environmental and social justice community.

Two N.C. Counties Make Energy Efficiency History

April 12, 2017 Two North Carolina counties — Yancey and Mitchell — have become the first in the nation to pass resolutions supporting the development of an “on-bill financing” program for energy efficiency improvements by their electric utility.

Get Out the Sunscreen: Solar is Coming to Southwest Virginia

April 12, 2017 In early May, Appalachian Voices will co-sponsor two events to help usher solar energy into Southwest Virginia: the Southwest Virginia Solar fair on May 9 and the Southwest Virginia Economic Forum on May 10.

Gathering Voices Against the Pipelines

April 12, 2017 Add your voice to the call to block more fracked gas pipelines from criss-crossing our region!

Member Spotlight: Lynn Brammer

February 10, 2017 In Blacksburg, Va., Lynn Brammer volunteers to distribute The Appalachian Voice and helps direct excess local produce toward people in need.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Comment Period

February 9, 2017 The public comment period for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in open until April 6, 2017. Join Appalachian Voices at one of several listening sessions across the region.

Appalachian Voices welcomes new faces to team

February 9, 2017 Appalachian Voices welcomes two team members to our Norton, Va., office, as well as a new member to our Board of Directors.