The Battle at Coal River Mountain has officially begun.
At the same time President Barack Obama invoked the "legacy of daring men and women" in our nation's quest for renewable energy initiatives, and as millions of concerned citizens rallied in support of 350.org climate change events around the world this past weekend, Big Coal bulldozers reportedly clear cut a swath of lush deciduous forests in the carbon sink of Appalachia and fired the opening salvos in the mountaintop removal mining blasting process to destroy the historic range slated for the Coal River Mountain Wind Project--the most symbolic clean energy project in the nation.
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The Beehive Uses Graphics to Educate and Mobilize
In 2008, the Beehive Design Collective allied with Appalachian grassroots organizers fighting Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining, a practice which blasts mountains into moonscapes to fuel the ever-growing global demand for electricity. Our team of volunteer artists and educators put in countless hours designing "The True Cost of Coal," a a visually stunning graphic multi-tool for activists and ordinary folks seeking real solutions. Now we're sharing it with communities all over the U.S. and beyond!
Half the electricity in the U.S. comes from burning coal, the dirtiest energy source on the planet. Mountain top removal is a human and ecological drama wreaking havoc on coalfield communities, folks downwind and downstream of coal-burning power plants, and all of us faced with catastrophic climate change.
We are all impacted by coal, and we all play a part in the system that demands coal as fuel. The Beehive's Coal Campaign is helping more people share stories, find their place in the big picture, and take action to build a just and ecologically sound future.
Poster Making Process
Check out our Sketch Gallery of the COAL poster project as it developed from start to finish. Mockups, preliminary drawings, photos, and more...
Who is the Beehive Collective?
The Beehive is an all-volunteer, art-activist collective dedicated to cross-pollinating the grassroots by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. For more information about our work, check out our main website, www.beehivecollective.org.
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Bees and various communities, groups and people in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador & Panama are collaborating to distribute the hive´s graphic trilogy regarding globalization in the Americas, specifically the FTAA, Plan Colombia & Plan Puebla Panamagraphics. In 2008 local ants and bees will swarm the regions interested, sharing stories, experiences, the graphics and skills with the creation of new pedagogy tools and cultural resistance.