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A Quilted Memorial

The Floating Lab Collective, an arts collective based out of Washington, D.C., is calling for submissions of quilt patches to commemorate mountains lost to mountaintop removal. The patch may be any size or shape, but they must have the name of the memorialized mountain on them. Submissions are due by July 1. Send them to Kate Clark, 5308 39th St. NW Washington, D.C., 20015.

Virginia Resiliance Awards

The University of Virginia’s Tayloe Murphy Center announced a call for entries for the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards Competition. This award is granted to applicants who have five years of sustained growth in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, service or wholesale, and whose entrepreneurship has proven to be an economic lift in their community. Winners will receive a scholarship to a select Darden Executive Education Program. To apply, click to by June 30.

Green Public Service

U.S. Public Service launched the National GREEN Volunteer Program in April.Volunteers will help the green industry in their efforts to educate and motivate people about green initiatives.

The program offers unique opportunities for volunteers to meet with employers in the green industry. Volunteers also utilize the Go Green Network, a social networking tool that helps people to find and share information about sustainable living. To find out more click to

Across Appalachia-Literally

Forrest Griffen is planning a big trip on the Appalachian Trail, and wants to help out Appalachian Voices in the process.
Griffen lives in Covington, Kentucky, and works at an NPR affiliate station in the Cincinnati area. While living in Kentucky, he learned about mountaintop removal and the work of Appalachian Voices.

Griffen will take time off to hike the Appalachian Trail and get in touch with the region.

“One of the reasons I’m doing this is to become familiar with and immerse myself in this unique, beautiful region of the country,” said Griffen.

But the trip is not just for him. He wants to partner with Appalachian Voices to raise awareness about mountaintop removal and the dangerous things that are going on in the region.

Stay tuned for more about Griffen’s work with Appalachian Voices.

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