Appalachian Voices Benefit with Possum Jenkins and Wurlitzer Prize

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Entertainment

Appalachian Voices Benefit
Nearly 50% of America’s electricity comes from burning coal, 30% of that coal comes from Appalachia and burning coal is the number one contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

This weekend the Blind Tiger is hosting an Appalachian Voices benefit on Saturday, March 24 (Facebook event here). Real people – App Voices volunteers – will be on hand Saturday night, tabling and providing some focused information about pending petitions, resources, and actual, real things we can do.

Possum Jenkins and Wurlitzer Prize will perform.

Tickets to the event are $10 a pop, which will go toward an important cause: a portion of the concert proceeds will go to help Appalachian Voice’s efforts.

The award-winning non-profit is making significant progress in its efforts to end Mountain Top Removal and putting pressure on the folks who, in the end, make the final decisions.

According to the App Voices website:

“I’m under incredible pressure on mountaintop mining…I’m doing the math now and looking to determine my contracts and posing the question to my team, what if we made a policy decision that we’re not going to buy coal as a consequence of mountaintop mining. I actually can see a future where coal is not in the equation in 2050.”

– Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy

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Photo credit: lumierefl, via Flickr

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