Donate to Climate Ground Zero
Your tax deductible donations to Climate Ground Zero will ensure that we are able to continue to support the movement to end mountaintop removal in Appalachia.
Climate Ground Zero is not an environmental organization; it is an ongoing campaign of non violent civil disobedience in Appalachia to end mountaintop removal. Since 2008 we have maintained a base camp and office in Rock Creek, West Virginia on the Coal River to support the community organizing and resistance to the destruction caused by strip mining.
In West Virginia, an overwhelming majority of residents are opposed to mountaintop removal mining. However, political interests are highly invested in the coal industry and the EPA and the West Virginia DEP refuse to take real action to protect the environment and the people of West Virginia.
In order to stop mountaintop removal, we need to awaken the country to the devastation that mountaintop removal inflicts on one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Since Climate Ground Zero came to West Virginia in 2009, thousands of activists have come to the coalfields and stood with the residents of West Virginia to demand an end to the destruction and over a hundred have been arrested for blocking mining operations, occupying the offices of decision makers and organizing other protests and demonstrations to draw national attention to what Robert F. Kennedy has called the worst environmental crime in America.
Climate Ground Zero is a project of the American Forest Alliance and seeks the abolition of mountaintop removal in Appalachia and throughout the country.
NOTE: Any donation should be made out to Climate Ground Zero. Climate Ground Zero is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.