Jul 112014
 

Roland Micklem and Mike Roselle are fasting in Charleston, WV as a witness against mountaintop removal coal mining. They are on day five of the fast, sitting on a bench outside the governor’s office in the West Virginia State Capitol. The fasters need your support and encouragement, so come on out and visit with them. [...]

Jul 22014
 

Keeper of the Mountains Foundation invites you to join them on Kayford Mountain for a solar-powered weekend of music and fund. Celebrate our Community and our Water! Musical guests include Colleen Anderson and George Castelle, The Company Stores, Appalachian Hillside Revolution, Willie Dodson, Debra Wolf, The Missing Parsons Report, T. Paige Dalporto and more. Guests are [...]

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Jul 22014
 

Are you AWARE that you can have some fun tomorrow night while raising funds for local environmental justice groups? AWARE is Artists Working in Alliance to Restore the Environment. Come on out to AWARE’s “Restoring America Beginning in West Virginia,” held at the Woman’s Club of Charleston, WV from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]

Jun 182014
 

Madonna sang it, so it’s got to be spot-on: “Music makes the people come together.” Madonna’s Music may be about people coming together to party, but I do think music can move and motivate the masses to take more beneficial actions (not that we don’t need some fun in our lives), such as, for example, [...]

May 272014
 

Ya’ll come on out! Dave Cooper with Mountain Justice shares the following information: Mountain Justice Summer Camp and Supermoon Music Festival June 14-22 on top of Pine Mountain in eastern Kentucky The 10th Annual Mountain Justice Summer Camp is scheduled for June 14-22 on top of beautiful Pine Mountain in eastern Kentucky near Whitesburg. Registration [...]

Apr 62014
 

On April 13 at 10 p.m. (Eastern),  a new series premiers on the Showtime channel. But you can watch the series premier right here, right now. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this documentary series provides first-hand reports on those affected by and seeking [...]

Apr 42014
 

The folks at  sent this update around to their e-mail contacts: Dear friends of Appalachia and its mountains, It’s been 3+ years since Gainesville Loves Mountains first started our campaign to end GRU‘s purchases of mountaintop-removal-mined coal. I’m writing today to let you know that our campaign has finally reached its conclusion. We can win [...]

Apr 12014
 

In March, OVEC issue organizer Maria Gunnoe, who is the winner of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America, the 2012 Wallenberg Medal and assorted other awards, received a message on Facebook from Victor Rodriguez: Muchas gracias por aceptarme como amigo, todo un honor de una luchadora contra la minería de carbón a cielo [...]

Feb 62014
 

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Wendy Johnston and her family, including her extended family of mountain defenders, on the passing of Wendy’s father Sid Moye. Sid passed away on January 29 at his happy home, surrounded by his family and dear friends, just as he wished. His funeral services were held February 1 in [...]