A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Hidden Treasures of Appalachia – 2016

For the past 20 years, in addition to highlighting environmental problems in our region, The Appalachian Voice has also sought to showcase our magnificent, ancient mountains that people from all over the world come to visit. Below, we offer up just a taste of the natural adventures and cultural highlights from our story archives.

The Path of Most Resistance

Some of the region’s state legislatures and largest utilities have been working to restrict access to solar power and energy efficiency. But clean energy advocates are pushing back.

The Miracle of Harvest

The Harvest Table Restaurant provides diners with a genuine farm-to-table experience that emphasizes the beauty and simplicity of sustainable living.

Born to be Wild

Wildlife rehabilitation centers provide intensive care to injured animals and creatures that have been abandoned while still too young to survive on their own. Whenever possible, the animals are returned to the wild.

Critters at Risk

The temperate forests of central and southern Appalachia are home to thousands of species of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. But climate change, pollution and loss of habitat are putting many of these creatures at risk of extinction.

Stepping into the Mine Wars

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum in Matewan, W.Va., chronicles the struggle to unionize the state’s coal mines. Photographs and artifacts introduce visitors to the people and events from that time.

Accelerating Appalachia’s Energy Savings

Appalachian Voices’ Energy Savings for Appalachia initiative is working with regional electric cooperatives to provide energy efficiency options for their members.

Hellos and Goodbyes

Appalachian Voices warmly welcomes several new staff members, and bids farewell to team members who have helped the organization grow over the years.

Impacted Residents in NC and VA Protest Duke, Dominion Shareholder Meetings

Appalachian Voices joined local residents to protest Duke Energy and Dominion Resources’ annual shareholder meetings, calling on the companies to clean up their coal ash and invest in clear energy alternatives.

Connecting the Economic Dots in Southwest Virginia

Appalachian Voices participated in a recent summit on economic diversification in Southwest Virginia.

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