May 28, 2020
Energy burden in a pandemic
The percentage of income spent on utility bills, already high in our region, is expected to increase in the midst of Covid-19. Appalachian Voices is among those pushing for a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs..
Fighting utility shutoffs during Covid-19
Appalachian Voices and other groups are urging North Carolina's governor to expand a shut-off moratorium that would help hundreds of thousands of families who can't pay their bills.
Time to abandon ship on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have never justified the tremendous environmental and social costs of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline — nor the project’s economic burden on ratepayers.
Invasive plants to avoid adding to your garden
Many invasive species are hiding in plain sight at plant nurseries. Here is a list of common — and highly problematic — plants to avoid this gardening season.
Electric co-op member? Your vote counts
Electric co-op boards decide on everything from your rates to allowing renewables in your community. Learn about the power your vote can wield in board elections.
For a limited time, become a member of Appalachian Voices for only $20!
In Case You Missed It
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many events across the region have been canceled. Please check before making plans.
Duke Energy Rate Increase
Rate hearings are still postponed, but you can tell regulators no more rate hikes for dirty energy! Read more about the DEC and DEP rate hikes in The Appalachian Voice.
Norton Office Virtual Open House
May 27: Join the Appalachian Voices Norton crew to learn about our work in Southwest Virginia and meet other supporters.
Webinar: Outdoor Recreation on Abandoned Coal Mines
May 28: View presentations on developing recreation sites on abandoned mine lands.
Kid-friendly outdoor activities that can be done in your own backyard.
Seedtime Virtual Music Festival
June 6: This year’s festival will feature Appalshop archival recordings of legendary artists such as Ralph Stanley.
Webinar: Solar for Schools & Government in Southwest Virginia
June 23: Learn how public entities can save by going solar.
Looking for something to do? Read about new places to explore once the pandemic passes.
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