The public often conceptualizes environmental advocates as outdoorsy defenders of plants and animals who live in California and Vermont. However, little major reporting has been dedicated specifically to environmentalists from Central Appalachia and the Upper South.
Through this project, journalist Hannah Wilson-Black reports on how people in Appalachian Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia are trying to bring their beloved communities out of fossil fuel dependencies that have damaged the land and economic diversity of this region.
This series examines their successes, their battles with powers larger than themselves, and, most of all, their love of home.
×PART OF: Appalachian Changemakers Redefine EnvironmentalismOctober 30, 2023