July 8: Mountaintop Removal event

Appalachian Treasures and the Impact of Mountain Top Removal

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 slide show, featuring photos of Appalachia and mining sites, voice recordings from coalfield residents, and traditional Appalachian music. 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.

Host for the event is the PA Alliance for a Coal Free Generation, with support from the Center for Coalfield Justice, Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Student Environmental Coalition, and Sierra Club, Allegheny Group

7-9 p.m. at Botany Hall (the small but grand building to the left of Phipps Conservatory as you face the Neptune fountain from the street). For more information please contact Randy at randy.francisco@sierra Club.org or 412-802-6161.

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