Sunday, August 21, 2011

Breaking Ground

Welcome to the official groundbreaking of my new blog!

:: insert fancy ribbon cutting ceremony here, complete with awesome giant scissors ::

My hope is to create a space to explore and share my life as an (accidental) environmental activist and a mom of two amazing people.

Three years ago a proposal for a coal-fired power hit in my small community.

Not just any coal-fired power plant--it would be the largest coal-fired power plant in the entire State of Virginia.

Needless to say, the past few years have been an experience:

Lots of tears,

lots of unity,

lots of learning,

lots of uncertainty,

and one big


Through it all my children have been my biggest cheerleaders and driving forces.

I will not raise my children in the shadows of coal stacks.

And I have come to believe that no one's children should be raised there either.

I hope you will join me on the journey to make that happen!


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging, Betsy. I'll add you to my blog roll @ The Writing Corner . I'm so mad that some think there should be a new coal plant in Dendron (or anywhere) but so glad I got to meet you and Misti. Here's my latest on mtr:


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