You are invited to join us for the sixth annualÂ WiseÂ WeekendÂ for theÂ MountainsÂ in Virginiaâ€™s awe-inspiring AppalachianÂ Mountains!
Hosted by theÂ Southern AppalachianÂ MountainÂ StewardsÂ and theÂ WiseÂ Energy for Virginia Coalition, we will gather October 4th through the 6th for aÂ weekendÂ of mountains, community, fun, and solidarity! We will draw inspiration from the gorgeous fall foliage and the experiences of coalfield activists who are working to save theirÂ mountainsÂ and way of life from destruction by way of mountaintop removal coal mining.Â Â Click here to register today!
Where:Â Andover Community Center -Â WiseÂ County, VA
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When:Â October 4th-6th
Why:Â To learn about mountaintop removal coal mining and to experience the beauty and culture of Southwest Virginia.
TheÂ weekendÂ will include tours of mountaintop removal sites, community and expert panels, service projects, sustainable living workshops, activist trainings, films, local food, live music, and dancing!
Cost:Â There is a sliding scale of $20-$75 depending on what you can afford – a limited number of scholarships are available.
Accommodations:Â choose between discount rates on lodging in nearby hotels and camping options
If you can come early, consider joining us for a special event to kickoff theÂ weekend calledÂ New Power for the Old Dominion, a clean energy presentation, panel discussion and social event atÂ MountainÂ Empire Community College on Thursday Oct 3rd. (See the sidebar for more info —>).
The Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards Â andÂ WiseÂ Energy for Virginia
P.S. Can’t make it this year?Â Consider showing your support by donating to the Southern AppalachianÂ MountainStewards by visitng their website here.