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“Environment At Risk”

Sept. 14 - Nov. 5: An artists' exhibition addressing the environment and risks to the outdoor places and communities they love. Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Va. 


Songwriter Revival Round Series

Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Local songwriters come together to “Tell TVA: Take your pipe and shove it!” Marrowbone Brewing Company, Ashland City, Tenn. 


National Public Lands Volunteer Work Day

Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Nature Conservancy and Clinch River State Park seeking volunteers. Castlewood, Va.


High Knob Naturalist Rally

Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: This 25th anniversary rally includes live music, hiking, educational opportunities, and free lunch!

EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Kickoff Webinars

September 26, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.: Learn about the $3 million dollar grant awarded to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for climate initiatives.


Piedmont Mobility Alliance Fall Meeting and Workshop

Sept. 27, 5 -6:30 p.m.:  Discussion centers around an  advocacy campaign for increased funding of sidewalks, bike lanes and trails in the Virginia Piedmont. Charlottesville, Va. 


Community Based Air Monitoring Workshops

Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.: Learn about our efforts to install dozens of air monitoring devices in communities across five states impacted by fossil fuel and other industries.

Reimagining Shuttered Coal Plants Summit

Oct. 5, 3 pm. to 5 p.m.: A webinar on the opportunities and challenges in creating sustainable development at the sites of former coal plants, and how communities can have a strong voice in redevelopment planning.


Appalachian Big Ideas Festival

Oct. 5-7: A three-day experience of insightful storytelling, arts, culture, and community building in Hazard, Kentucky. Register soon!


Tennessee Valley Solar + Storage Conference

Oct. 18-19: Learn about solar business opportunities in the Tennessee Valley. Chattanooga, Tenn.

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