The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter


Support Our Business League Members
Mountain ConstructionMountain Construction Enterprises Inc., in Boone, N.C. is a custom building company that offers environmentally friendly, conventional, timber frame, and log home designs.

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Coal Country Screening
Be sure to attend one of our screenings of the documentary Coal Country on December 9-10 in Charlottesville, Va. The event is a benefit for Wise Energy for Virginia (a coalition of environmental groups including Appalachian Voices).

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Festival of Christmas Past
December 12 -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Dec 7-18 -- Copenhagen, Denmark
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Solar Christmas Tree Lighting
December 16 -- Boone, NC
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Conscious NYE Party
December 31 -- Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, N.C.
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Frozen Sasquatch Trail Run
January 2 -- Kanawha State Forest, W.Va.
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Alaska Serum Run Rescue Reenactment
January 16 -- Virginia Creeper Trail, Damascus, Va

Dear Mountain Lovers,

Members fuel our ability to protect the land, air, water and communities of central and southern Appalachia, and we have seen some great strides in our campaign for a healthy and prosperous region.

Recently, West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd reversed his position on mountaintop removal mining, due in no small part to ongoing meetings with us and with impacted coalfield residents.

And at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen our work with Coal River Wind will be showcased by Google as one of the world's defining environmental battles.

As a member you have helped build this momentum. Help strengthen our Appalachian Voices community even more by pledging to help us grow our membership today!


Ways You Can Get Involved

Join the Appalachian Voices Community
Become a member or renew your membership with Appalachian Voices.

Tell Your Friends to Join Appalachian Voices Join our drive by pledging to recruit new members this holiday season. It's as easy as sending an email to invite your friends!
Give a Gift or Honorarium Membership Gift memberships and honorariums are meaningful presents of stewardship which give back to the environment all year.

All new, renewing and gift memberships of $50 or more are eligible to receive these special gifts.

$50 membership
Coal Country Music CD

$75 membership
Coal Country Movie / DVD

$100 membership or 2010 Mountain Protector
Coal Country CD/ DVD Combo

Coal Country is a movie that tells the story of the dramatic struggle happening in central Appalachia communities around mountaintop removal coal mining, featuring an amazing soundtrack with Natalie Merchant, Gillian Welch, Willie Nelson and others. To learn more about Coal Country, visit

Thank you for your continuing support and interest in the work of Appalachian Voices to protect our Appalachian communities and resources from pollution, to encourage land stewardship, and promote a healthy future.

Warm Regards,
Willa Mays
Executive Director




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