We are so excited about our new trip to West Virginia, and some members of the leadership are gearing up to scout out volunteer organizations over Fall Break. Our upcoming pre-trip and Environmental Awareness week make this the perfect time to learn more about all of the effects of “big coal” in West Virginia. The effects of coal are more than just environmental: coal impacts health, economics (did you know that coal companies used to pay their workers in currency that was valid only at coal company stores), and politics. So check out the November 2010 edition of Rolling Stone in the library (in the interest of sustainability), or copy and paste the link below for a great article- that’s written with Rolling Stone‘s striking wit and relevance!
“The Dark Lord of Coal County” by Jeff Goodell (Nov. 2010)