The Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards is just one part of the fight to end surface coal mining.Â We work with countless other organizations who are listed below.Â If you don’t live in Southwest Virginia, some of these groups may be in your area so please visit their websites and get involved today.
SAMS is a part of the Alliance for Appalachia, a regional alliance with the goals of ending a devastating form of coal mining called mountaintop removal coal mining, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies and supporting a sustainable, just economy in Appalachia.Â Other members of the Alliance include:
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Statewide Organizing For Community eMpowerment
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The Appalachian Citizens Law Center
SAMS is also a part of the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition, a growing coalition of national, regional and local organizations committed to securing a clean energy future for Virginia. Our partners in that coalition include:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network(CCAN)
Southern Environmental Law Center
SAMS endorses the conference, Voices from the Mountains, which is a part of Appalachia Rising.
SAMS works closely with the RReNEW Collective, a group ofÂ full time volunteers with SAMS.
SAMS also works with other organizations in our fight for social and environmental justice, including: