Here are some details on how you can help end Gainesville's connection to mountaintop removal coal mining.
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We Need You in April! 

Gainesville Loves Mountains was founded more than three years ago with the goal of helping to transition our community to a clean energy economy. Some very important decisions will be made in the next 30 days that will decide whether we take two steps forward or another step back. We need your support to win some important, hard-fought victories. Even just a few minutes of your time would mean a lot. Please read on to learn how you can help...

April 1st:
The Alachua County Commission Considers Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing


One of the biggest barriers for people who want to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy is the upfront cost. PACE helps to overcome that hurdle and has been tremendously successful in communities across the U.S. Learn more about PACE by watching this short video.  

On April 1st at 1:30pm, the Board of County Commissioners will hold an Energy Workshop  where they will consider implementing PACE in Alachua County. We need our supporters at this meeting.  Please help out by doing the following:


1) Attending the meeting and voicing your support for PACE.  Please RSVP with us on Facebook so that we can get an estimate of how many people to expect.


2) Let other supporters know about the meeting by sharing this message or sharing the event on Facebook.


3) If you can't attend in person, please contact your County Commissioners in advance of the meeting and let them know that you support PACE.

South Main Arts Benefit Festival

Saturday, April 5th


519 S Main St, Gainesville

A celebration of the arts, great music, and civic engagement. With proceeds to benefit Gainesville Loves Mountains and other fantastic local organizations.  Please join us!


5th Ave Arts Festival

GLM will have a booth at this year's Arts Festival. We'll be distributing information and tools to help people save energy and water in their homes. Want to get involved? Contact us.

April 17th:
End Our Community's Use Of Mountaintop Removal Coal!

On April 17th, 2014 Gainesville Loves Mountains' 3+ year campaign to end GRU's purchases of mountaintop removal coal will culminate in a public presentation and a motion by Commissioner Lauren Poe before the full City Commission.  Please put the evening meeting of the April 17th Gainesville City Commission on your calendar and plan to attend and speak in support of our efforts.


If you have a few minutes to a few hours between now and then to help us win this victory, here are some additional things you can do to help:


1) Sign our online petition and ask your friends to do the same.


2) Spread the word about the April 17th City Commission meeting on Facebook.


3) Contact your City Commissioners personally to ask for their support. Even a brief personal phone call or email with the simple message “I want GRU to bring a permanent end to their consumption of MTR coal” goes a long way.  


4) Help us outreach for the April 17th meeting through phone-banking and canvassing at public events.  If you have even one hour of time between now and the 17th and would be willing to help get out and spread the word, please contact us and we'll put you to work!

Support GLM's Work With A Donation

Everything that we do is thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and our donors. If you have time to offer, that's our priority. But as the saying goes, “if you can't send yourself, send money.” Especially now as we try to connect with as many community members as possible over the next few weeks, your donations are deeply appreciated.


Our friend Jim of Notestein's Nursery is offering a credit for a free plant from his nursery to anyone who makes a donation of $50 or more to GLM. Jim has hundreds of species to choose from, and is incredibly knowledgeable. So please support GLM and make a new botanical friend in the process.

A special thanks to Notestein's Nursery and our individual supporters like John Lawson, Nancy Deren, Alexis Espinosa, Steve Schell, Sheila Payne & Paul Ortiz, Josh & Sally Dickinson, and others for supporting GLM's work!  

Gainesville Loves Mountains is a fiscally-sponsored project of Appalachian Voices, which means that your donations are tax-deductible.


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Gainesville Loves Mountains is a fiscally-sponsored project of Appalachian Voices, which means that your donations are tax-deductible.