I ♥ Mountains Week Recap

March 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

I <3 Mountains!

Thanks to all the people who came out for I ❤ Mountains Week! For those that were unfortunate enough to have missed out, here’s a quick recap:

Starting on March 1st, Coal-Free UNC held “I ❤ Mountains Week” to raise awareness about the destructive practice of mountain top removal coal mining. Because, of course, if you heart mountains you try your darndest not to blow them to smithereens.

The week-long event came amidst news that the Red River Coal Company, which provides some of the coal used to power UNC’s cogeneration facility, practices mountain top removal.

We got some attention for our efforts. Check out the articles via the newsobserver and The Daily Tar Heel.

Events included:

  • A concert by cellist Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore. The proceeds benefited two organizations who really heart some mountains  – Appalachian Voices and ILovemountains.org.
  • A talk by Austin Hall of Appalachian Voices
  • AND a Mountain Top Removal Demonstration by Coal-Free UNC artistically reinterpreted in the form of paper mache, the video of which can be seen below.

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