A publication of Appalachian Voices

A publication of Appalachian Voices

The 27 Visionaries

Creating a Better Appalachia

In this issue, we celebrate some of the engaged citizens, motivated visionaries and creative collaborations that enact the famous adage, attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, to “be the change you want to see in the world.” Read about Appalachian Voices Senior Campaign Advisor Lenny Kohm.

Addington_familythumbWes Addington:
On the right side of the law

Barton_DewayneDewayne Barton:
Building opportunity in West Asheville

Beaver_PatPatricia Beaver:
Pioneer Appalachian scholar retires

Behnke_lowresAnna Behnke:
A seventh grade activist

Bennett_headshotReverend Ryan Bennett:
Only God should move mountains

ClinchRiver_highresClinch River Valley Initiative:
Building creative economies around the Clinch River

CordialPaige Cordial:
Minding mental health

Couick_WWIIvetMike Couick:
Innovating with electric cooperatives

CummingsJohnny Cummings:
Small town with big ideals

Davis_headshotRalph Davis:
Exploring Appalachia’s future

Estepp_thumbDoug Estepp:
Leading tours of coal country’s past

Evans_Sara-DaythumbSara Day Evans:
Accelerating good business

George_researchAnna George:
Aquatic Activist

Grigsby_crawlspaceAndrew Grigsby:
A leading sustainability consultant

Hall_Nathan_workingNathan Hall:
Reclaiming Appalachia’s land and future

Higher Ground1_by Ben Rorick copyHarlan County, Ky.:
Staging solutions and raising spirits

Hechler_Ken and Larry GibsonKen Hechler:
An epoch of activism

HeplerMatt Hepler:
Charting a path to clean water

Howley_headshotBill Howley:
Making electricity local

JacksonCharlie Jackson:
Bringing farms to market

Kinsers-thumbBob and Jill Kinser:
Four projects on Fourth Creek

“The sustainable city”

Pitcock_mtnjusticeDiane Pitcock:
Connecting landowners to fracking researchers

Smith_AdaAda Smith:
Giving voice to Appalachia

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetNneka Sobers:
Working to keep her campus green

Steele_WilmaWilma Lee Steele:
Teacher, wife, activist, mother

Stout_Ben-lowresthumbDr. Ben Stout:
Dedicated to community-based research

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