Alliance member group Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards sponsored a hemp Panel at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus this past February to discuss the potential hemp has to boost the economy in Appalachia. “Industrial Hemp represents a unique […]
Revitalizing Appalachia: A toolkit for clean-up and community development What’s it all about? The Alliance for Appalachia is a grassroots coalition of environmental and social justice organizations dedicated to supporting whole, healthy communities. The Alliance has initiated this toolkit to […]
The Alliance for Appalachia condemns white supremacy and all the organizations that support it both overtly and covertly. We mourn the many lives that are lost at the hands of white supremacist terrorism, and we vow to fight for the living.
We recognize that white supremacy is not simply a fringe movement of ignorant and unhinged individuals. Rather, it is an organized and funded movement with at least tacit support from President Trump and others who hold power at all levels of government. We also recognize that racism operates daily, ubiquitously, and anonymously.
We greet this new year with joy and thankfulness – for the wonderful people, our beautiful mountains, and our precious water in Appalachia. We also greet this new year with strength and power – we are ready to fight for […]
We have been spending the last tumultuous month since the election making plans for what our work will look like in 2017. We know we’ll be busy doing the two things we do best — bringing people together and fighting […]
These are challenging days. But we are ready for action, and to begin the work to rebuild our region’s economy. If you are looking to spread a little hope today, we encourage you to read this letter about the RECLAIM Act and […]
Welcoming BWRK to the Alliance The Alliance for Appalachia is just tickled pink as a possum’s nose to welcome our newest member organization, Black Warrior Riverkeeper (BWRK). BWRK’s mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River watershed in […]
The Alliance for Appalachia stands in solidarity with the indigenous led movement of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Bill McCabe is a friend of the Alliance and a leader in the stand against mountaintop removal coal mining. Bill’s message below, to the water […]
News from The Alliance July Steering Meeting and Team Summits July was a busy month around The Alliance while we geared up to host a Steering Meeting, two team summit convenings, and a 10-year anniversary celebration in Hindman, KY at […]
Protect Our Water, Reclaim Our Future- An Event Recap Shout out from the Alliance to everyone who helped plan and execute our POWROF 2016 lobby event in Washington, DC, which was a major success. By the numbers: The Alliance hosted […]