Who We Are
Sign the Woodfin
Asheville City Council
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7-9 pm
Doors open at 6:30
Randolph Learning Center
90 Montford Ave. Asheville
Mountain Voices would like to see all current and future development in
Western North Carolina be responsible, sustainable and sensitive to our unique
environmental surroundings and cultural heritage. Print our brochure here.
Our organization formed as a result of the dramatic and escalating pace of increased
development in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We came together as
a group of concerned citizen volunteers whose communities were going to be impacted
by developments that we considered threatening to our environment and quality of life.
What began as a few citizens, has grown to an affiliation of groups, as well as individuals
from our communities. On September 28, 2006, we hosted "Save Our Slopes" a
successful community education forum, which was attended by over 300 citizens and
community officials. On November 9, we held our second forum, "Policy to Protect and
Restore NC Forests" and it was also a resounding success. On January 25, we featured
author Stacy Mitchell, a researcher with the Institute for Local Self- Reliance who discussed her new book, Big Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses. People are ready to participate and have a say in
how our communities evolve!
In light of the proposed power plant (no pun intended) in Woodfin, our most recent event on March 20, 2007 was a Clean Energy Forum. We welcomed Kilowatt Ours filmmaker, Jeff Barrie; and Michael Shore from Environmental Defense, along with local energy experts, Ned Ryan Doyle and David Johnson.
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