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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