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The following is collection of organizations, films, books, and links that have inspired and informed DEEP DOWN:

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Appalachian Voices

Appalachian Voices brings people together to solve the environmental problems having the greatest impact on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains.


Appalshop is a multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia. They are currently in production on a related film about power production, the Electricity Fairy.

The Climate Project

A grassroots organization based in Nashville, its mission is to spread public awareness of our global climate crisis. 1000 trained volunteers give a presentation similar to the one given by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth.

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

KFTC is a statewide citizens organization working for a new balance of power and a just society.  KFTC uses direct action to challenge—and change—unfair political, economic and social systems.

KY Sierra Club

The Cumberland Chapter, founded in 1968, encompasses the Commonwealth of Kentucky and since its founding has grown to more than 3600 members

Save Our Cumberland Mountains

SOCM is a grassroots organization working in Tennessee for social, environmental and economic justice in areas such as sustainable forestry, clear cutting, strip mining, mountain top removal, abandoned mine lands, toxic issues, aerial spraying, tax reform, voter rights and the dismantling of racism.


Southwings is an organization with a lofty mission: to show people what our world looks like from the air. They have flown countless journalists, filmmakers, and interested groups to see the region from above.

Step It Up

Step It Up is a team of enthusiastic organizers producing national actions to save our climate and our planet.

United Mountain Defense

Information about mountaintop removal coal mining, its impacts, and how to preserve the mountains in Tennessee. Includes photos and notices about public events.

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