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Appalachian Voices is the largest regional non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment and communities of Central and Southern Appalachia. We blend policy and legal strategies at the local, state and national levels with grassroots outreach to help citizens of Appalachia defend the region’s rich natural resources, protect human health, and ensure a sustainable economy for future generations. In Virginia, our focus is to end mountaintop removal coal mining and promote strong policies for a clean energy future.

Contact: Kate Rooth, kate@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373


The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability. With expertise in grassroots organizing, creative action and advocacy, we work to ensure that every Virginian can be a part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Contact: Beth Kemler, beth@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-396-1981


Sierra Club logoSierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide, including 15,000 members in Virginia. The Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation. Our #1 priority is fighting climate change and promoting clean energy.

Contact: Glen Besa, glen.besa@sierraclub.org, 804-225-9113


Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards is an organization of concerned community members and their allies in southwest Virginia who are working to stop the destruction of our communities by surface coal mining, to improve the quality of life in southwest Virginia, and to help rebuild sustainable communities.

Contact: Sam Broach, samsva@gmail.com, 276-565-6167


SELC logoSouthern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is a regional nonprofit using the power of the law to protect the health and environment of the Southeast (Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama). Founded in 1986, SELC’s team of almost 60 legal and policy experts represent more than 100 partner groups on issues of climate change and energy, air and water quality, forests, the coast and wetlands, transportation, and land use.

Contact: Angela Navarro, anavarro@selcva.org, 434-977-4090

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