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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.


  Mountain Voices Alliance is affiliated with the following groups:



Astronomy Club of Asheville


CAN - Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods


Citizens to Save Beaverdam Valley


CWFNC - Clean Water for North Carolina


Asheville High School's AP Environmental Studies Class


Kleiworks International - Asheville


Laurel Valley Watch


North Buncombe Concerned Citizens


Asheville PARC - People Advocating Real Conservancy


Sierra Club - WENOCA Chapter


SVABP - Swannanoa Valley Alliance


Toe River Valley Watch


Friends of Town Mountain


Weaverville First / Weaverville Citizens for Smart Growth


Western North Carolina Alliance