Environment & Economy in Central Appalachia

Environment & Economy in Central Appalachia

Clean Energy and Sustainable Development in Coal-reliant Regions

We are exploring the role of social possibility in advancing clean energy, sustainable development and social entrepreneurship in central Appalachia.  The work will include site visits and interviews with project leaders and social entrepreneurs. The interviews and related writings will be featured here on our web-site, and a resource tool-kit will also be created. 

“This work is funded in part by E2, a program of NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council), through a generous grant from Barry Sternlicht, Founder of 1 Hotels and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group.”

Food, Justice, and Sustainability in West Virginia

April Koenig, the executive director of Sprouting Farms in Talcott, West Virginia, is not one for small plans: “Our vision is to see the right to food realized in West Virginia through a food system that fosters food sovereignty and equity.” I spoke with April by...

Zero Waste Event Productions

Ok.  So, no.  No, not really.   No, to be honest, I had not given much thought to the waste problem at major festivals and events.  Waste being a vague amorphous term for just about anything discarded or left behind – beer bottles, drinking straws, food scraps, tents,...

Revolt Energy

Today, I spoke with Zach Drennen, President of Revolt Energy in Nitro, West Virginia.  Revolt Energy is a clean-energy start-up focused on solar.  Zach and a colleague, Keena Mullins, founded the company in August of 2019.   Zach had me on speaker phone as he worked...

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Food, Justice, and Sustainability in West Virginia

April Koenig, the executive director of Sprouting Farms in Talcott, West Virginia, is not one for small plans: “Our vision is to see the right to food realized in West Virginia through a food system that fosters food sovereignty and equity.” I spoke with April by...

Zero Waste Event Productions

Ok.  So, no.  No, not really.   No, to be honest, I had not given much thought to the waste problem at major festivals and events.  Waste being a vague amorphous term for just about anything discarded or left behind – beer bottles, drinking straws, food scraps, tents,...

Revolt Energy

Today, I spoke with Zach Drennen, President of Revolt Energy in Nitro, West Virginia.  Revolt Energy is a clean-energy start-up focused on solar.  Zach and a colleague, Keena Mullins, founded the company in August of 2019.   Zach had me on speaker phone as he worked...

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