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Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia to hold ribbon-cutting celebration for Wise Primary School installation

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, members of the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new rooftop solar installation at Wise Primary School.

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Planning ahead for a bright future in Virginia

This Sun Tribe Solar project utilizes native plantings, which provide pollinator habitat and reduce erosion. By creating a cooler microclimate, native plantings can even increase the efficiency of the panels! Photo by Sun Tribe Solar

Solar is essential to meeting urgent emissions reduction goals, but concerns about smart land use and the community and environmental impacts of large-scale solar don’t have easy answers.

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Getting federal dollars to the communities that need them most

map shows several Appalachian states mottled with gray

An early version of a new mapping tool from the Biden administration highlights communities facing climate and environmental justice challenges. This tool will help determine how federal dollars are spent, so we need you to help make sure that the map is correct!

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Luthiery school opens manufacturing facility to provide economic opportunity

The Appalachian School of Luthiery in Hindman, Ky., recently opened the Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company to train people for high-paying and highly skilled jobs in poverty-stricken areas.

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