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Appalachian Treasures, a free presentation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marjorie Holt   
Wednesday, February 23 2011

02-22-11 Appalachian Treasures - Free slide show presentation
WHEN:  Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando

WHO: Hosted by the Sierra Club Central Florida Group and Orange County Environmental Protection Division


WHAT: Appalachian Treasures, a free multi-media presentation about a critical social & environmental justice issue -- mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) in the mountains of Central Appalachia. Meet the people who are fighting to protect their homes, their families, and the mountains themselves from the irreversible destruction caused by MTR. 

At the heart of this special event is the stunning Appalachian Treasures slideshow, featuring photos of Appalachia and mining sites, voice recordings from coalfield residents, and traditional Appalachian music. An Appalachian coalfield resident will speak about daily life in the shadow of MTR mines, where residents are forced to contend with appalling conditions, including destruction of water supplies, continual dynamite blasting that damages homes & wells & creates choking dust, and the fear of fatal, catastrophic floods with every rainfall.

Come and learn about mountaintop removal coal mining and how you can help stop the destruction of our nation’s oldest mountains and the people and culture of Appalachia. 

Please contact for Marge Holt at 407- 679-6759 more information.



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