Join the movement to quit coal

Across America, people are living in the shadow of the coal industry.

We have created Quit Coal Community Forums as a tool to help you organize in your community to fight coal and demand clean energy.

Once you’ve joined an existing Community Forum, you can connect with others who are interested in the same issues, learn more, and post news and resources.

 

 

Your story can educate a person, inspire others, spread a great idea, or help you connect with someone else standing up to the coal industry.

Your story is more powerful than you think and we want to hear it.

My mother was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer when I was fourteen years old. She battled with it for over three years and went through aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. When I was sixteen, four people in my family were battling with cancer simultaneously - my grandmother, who died, my mother, who had over eleven surgeries including a bilateral mastectomy and an oophorectomy, my aunt, who had months of extensive chemo treatments, and my other aunt, who had had cancer twice before.

For them, it made sense. They smoked, drank, did not exercise. But my mom ran marathons. She clocked in six mile runs as a fun afternoon. She was sick and it was not right. But as her cancer went into remission, we stopped questioning why it happened and started looking for ways to move on.

When I was seventeen I went to a small village of about 120 people in Bray, France to work on an ecological bed and breakfast and organic farm. We were planted in the middle of a postcard;...

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