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transition in action


The stories presented below offer just a few examples of how community involvement combined with leadership and entrepreneurial spirit is sparking a transition throughout the region. Some of these stories are a direct result of MACED's work and others showcase further examples of the many organizations throughout Central Appalachia that are engaging in Transition today. Be sure to check out the video stories that MACED has produced, as well.



Landowner Handbook story Connecting Family Values to Sustainable Forestry
Stickneys First Forest Landowner Enrolls In Carbon Credit Program
Chris Will Working to Improve Forest Health—One Private Landowner at a Time 



Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
Beulah Hester Beulah Hester
Atlantic India  Rubber Company Atlantic India
Pine Mountain Crafts A Handcrafted Success Story: The Pine Mountain Crafts Co-op
Mammoth Designs Mammoth Designs—The Best of Appalachian Entrepreneurship and Talent
Dirty Work Benefiting the Environment While Creating Jobs—Dirty Work Septic Service 



Critical Community Services
Comfort Hills Comfort Hills 
For the Love of Children: Appalachian Early Childcare
Tender Heart Child Care— FastTrac Graduate Puts Lessons to Work at Child Care Center 



Torrent Falls Taking Visitors Off the Beaten Path: Torrent Falls



Green Building Group A Green Building Group
Mountain City Electric Mountain City Electric
Clear Creek Clear Creek Festival 
Bogie Electric 
Owsley County Owsley County Courthouse Energy Retrofit 
Building Blocks for a Vibrant Community: Country Care Day Care
Jack's IGA Jack's IGA—Taking the Fresh Approach in Energy Efficient Construction 



additional sites and on-going projects


Appalachia 2050 Appalachia 2050
Hollow Hollow
Williamson Sustainable Williamson
Making Connections Making Connections News
Appalachian Transition Initiative
Fighting for an American Countryside Fighting for an American Countryside



Richmond Computing and Design

Madison County, Kentucky

TG Designs

Powell County, Kentucky

Shane Hamilton

Thirsty Heifer

Letcher County, KY



Mountain Tech Media

Madison County, KY

Berea Artist Accelerator Noodle Nirvana
Madison County, KY
Shane Hamilton

Shane Hamilton

Garrett, KY


Stidham Reconstruction and Investigation

Leslie County, KY

Berea Artist Accelerator Berea Artist Accelerator
Madison County, KY
Tyler Stephens Tyler Stephens
Floyd County, KY
Country Music Highway Country Music Highway Travel Guide
U.S. Hwy 23, KY
JSB Industrial Solutions JSB Industrial Solutions
Lewis County, KY
Bear Track Lake Adventure Bear Track Lake Adventures
Lee County, KY
Mustard Tree Counseling Mustard Tree Counseling
Madison County, KY
Pine Crest Camp Lodge Pine Crest Camp Lodge
Lee County, KY
Good Shepherd Cheese Good Shepherd Cheese
Bath County, KY
Happy IGA Happy IGA
Perry County, KY
Cox IGA Supermarkets Cox IGA Supermarkets
Hindman, KY
Print My Threads Print My Threads
Ashland, KY
Beaver Creek Beaver Creek Veterinary Hospital
Floyd County, KY
Doggie Styles

Doggy Styles
Floyd County, KY


Gladstone Catering and Fine Foods
Johnson County, KY

Medical Imaging Group

Medical Imaging Group
Eastern Kentucky

Appalachian Artisan Center Appalachian Artisan Center
Hindman, KY
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc.
Eastern Kentucky
Betsy's Boarding House Betsy's Boarding House for Pets
Flat Gap, KY
East Ky Graphics East Kentucky Graphics
Paintsville, KY
Fairwell Freewill Baptist Church Fairview Freewill Baptist Church
Johnson County, KY
Jack's IGA
Lee County, KY
J.O.S., Inc. J.O.S., Inc.
Auxier, KY
Mountain City Electric Mountain City Electric
Paintsville, KY
River Expeditions River Expeditions
Lansing, WV
Sound Q Sound Q
Paintsville, KY
Whitley City IGA Whitley City IGA
Whitley City, KY