A Weekend in Wise

Come to Southwest Virgina for a Weekend in Wise, a Weekend for the Mountains
The people of Southwest Virginia are not giving up…and neither should you
A chance to see the mountains and meet the people threatened by corporate greed, and to stand together for a sustainable future!



Join us for a Weekend in Wise County, in the incredible mountains of Appalachia. The weekend will include tours of Mountaintop Removal sites, service projects, local music, hiking and canoeing trips, as well as trainings on how to bring the fight for a clean energy future back to your own home town. Meet the folks leading the charge against the greed of coal and energy companies by standing up for a brighter future. See the beauty of the land we are all fighting to protect, and see the devastation that threatens the future of Appalachia.
Events will begin on Friday evening at 8 p.m. and will end on Sunday at 5 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil for the Future of SW Virginia. Friday night will include dinner, a movie and an update on the state of the campaign to stop Dominion’s dirty coal plant in Wise County.
Plan to stay Sunday afternoon for a Prayer Vigil for the Future of Southwest Virginia with Christians for the Mountains. The vigil will take place from 5 – 6 p.m. in Wise County.

Where: Wise County, Virginia
When: September 12 -14
Why: To learn about mountaintop removal and to experience the beauty of Southwest Virginia.
What to Bring: You, your family, your friends, a tent and sleeping bag for camping (other options are available by request), a camera, notebook, and an open mind.

Food and accommodations will be provided at no cost, but donations will be gladly accepted to support local efforts. Travel scholarships are available by request.

Stay Tuned for more information, or go ahead and email your questions. An agenda will be posted shortly.
To all Virginian Climate activists, a space is set aside Sunday for a planning session for Virginia Power Shift.
This is our opportunity to stand together, across the region, to say “No Mountaintop Removal! No New Dominion Coal Plant in Wise County” and “YES Clean Renewable Energy, NOW!” Together, let’s show Dominion that we’re not backing down.
On Saturday morning we will explore the beauty and wonder of one of the most Bio-Diverse regions in North America, canoeing on the Clinch River and hiking in the hills of the Thomas Jefferson National Forest.
Saturday afternoon we will join many hands to make light work with a local service project. Also on Saturday afternoon we will tour the areas of Southwest Virginia most devastated by the cradle to grave impact of Coal, from Mountaintop Removal to Coal-fired power plants and waste disposal.
Saturday evening we will hear the stories of a few of the corageous Appalachians that have taken a stand against the abuses of the coal and energy companies. From West Virginia to Kentucky, Virginia to Tennessee, these are the people that face the effects of Mountaintop Removal every day, and have dedicated their lives to doing something about it.
After dinner we will unwind with a concert featuring local musicians and regional
favorites.
Sunday morning will be spent learning the tools necessary to take the fight for a clean energy future to our own communities.
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