Saturday, November 19, 2022

Announcing the Southeast Electric Cooperative Scorecards!

We and partners ranked electric co-ops in seven states on issues of transparency, accessibility, energy efficiency, the transition to renewable energy & more!

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Join our membership gathering!

Come be a part of our Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Party on Dec. 7! Join us in person between 5:30-8 p.m. at our offices or online from 6-7 p.m. to talk with our staff and hear about our work. 

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Stop a bad pipeline bill

Our movement stopped Sen. Manchin’s attempt to green-light the Mountain Valley Pipeline in September, but now we need to do it again!

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Pictures don’t do it justice, and neither would a pipeline

Tennessee is home to diverse wetlands, beautiful streams and abundant wildlife, which would be threatened if gas giant Kinder Morgan has its way.

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North Carolina’s Energy Future: High rates or renewable energy?

We have the tools to reduce carbon emissions while lowering energy costs for customers. So why is Duke Energy Progress still proposing a rate increase?

Help clean up acid mine drainage

The bipartisan STREAM Act would provide much-needed funding for states to clean up acid mine drainage, a harmful and costly impact of coal mining. Tell Congress to pass the STREAM Act in December! 

In Case You Missed It...

 
 

CALENDAR

Truthsgiving Event
Nov. 20, 12-2 p.m.: 7 Directions of Service event will uplift historical truths of U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, amplifying Indigenous resistance and visions for the future. Free. Graham, N.C. 

 

Letter to the Editor Writing Workshop

Nov. 30, 6-7 p.m.: Join the Shared Solar Action Team online to draft letters to the editor to raise support for expanding shared solar programs to Southwest Virginia.

Christmas in the Country
Dec. 3, 10-4 p.m.:
Exchange Place Living History Farm is coming alive for the holidays with hands-on activities, folk arts and crafts, handcrafted wreaths and more. $5 for adults and free under 12. Kingsport, Tenn.

Appalachian Voices Membership Meeting & Holiday Party

Dec. 7, 5:30-8 p.m.: Celebrate our 25th anniversary with a festive evening of fellowship discussing the work to ensure a healthy, resilient Appalachian region. RSVP to in-person events at our offices or join us virtually!

 

Virginians for Environmental Justice Lobby Training I

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.: Virginia Interfaith Power & Light will host a workshop preparing the public for the 2023 VA General Assembly session. Online statewide and in-person in Richmond.

 

Shared Solar Action Team Meeting

Dec. 14, 6 p.m.: In preparation for the upcoming legislative session, the Shared Solar Action Team will hold a virtual discussion to plan meetings with representatives to build support for shared solar legislation.

Virginians for Environmental Justice Lobby Training II

Jan. 5, 7 p.m.: Virginia Interfaith Power & Light will host their second workshop preparing the public for the 2023 VA General Assembly session. Online statewide and in-person in Richmond.

 

Save the date! Energy Justice Lobby Day

Jan. 26: Advocate for an equitable transition to clean energy, including for energy affordability and access to essential utilities. Appalachian Voices is co-organizing this lobby day with several partner organizations. More details to come!

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