I am the mother of two wonderful children, a wife and, now,
a full time Berea College student. I grew up on a small farm in the flat lands
of Indiana. When I was a teenager I fell in love with the Appalachian Mountains
while on a family trip and, eventually, with the man who would grant me my wish
to live in them. But the mountains aren’t as beautiful as they once were thanks
to coal mining, and the water is not clean for my children to drink. I was glad
to see my husband leave the coal mines. Now, I’m proud to fight for a better,
cleaner future for my children.
Hi my name is Daniel, I'm 12 years old, and I am in sixth grade. I enjoy playing with Legos, Yu-Gi Oh, and Lego robotics. I have experienced some changes in my life since my family moved to Berea, Kentucky. I am happier and I feel way better than I did in Clintwood. One of my favorite things is my family history. I am against mountain top removal because it strips away all life from the top of the mountain and poisons the water.
I am in 3rd grade and I like birds, drawing, art, and music. I came from Virginia and I moved to Kentucky with my family. I don’t like coal mining because it poisons the water in the streams and rivers and destroys the mountains. Over 500 mountains in Appalachia have been blasted and destroyed in mining for the coal in them. Go Solar!!!!!