Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Video From The Celebration of Larry Gibson

We want to share this archived video by Flux Rostrum of Mobile Broadcast News which is the complete Celebration of Larry Gibson: The Life an Legacy of the Keeper of the Mountains from Sunday, October 14th.

Part One:

Part Two:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We Want to Celebrate Larry in a Big Way

Celebrating Larry Gibson:
 The Life and Legacy of the Keeper of the Mountains

Larry's life was big and Larry's legacy is huge.  We have seen stories of Larry's impact on peoples' lives come in from across this country since his passing on September 9th.  We are hoping that a fitting crowd comes out to the Celebration of Larry's Gibson's Life and Legacy event in Charleston, WV on October 14th.  We want the size of the crowd to fit Larry's impact on our lives, our movement, and this world.  We want as many people as possible there to celebrate Larry and hear that we are moving his vision of a just and sustainable Appalachia forward.
That is why we're asking you, if you use facebook, to invite your friends to the event's facebook page.
If you don't use facebook, then please forward this message or call your friends to get them there.  The location we have reserved is BIG, so we can fit a crowd.
Here are some important details of the event that we'll send out again next week:

---> Time: The doors for the event will open at 1:15 PM for food, beverages, and fellowship in the lobby while people will be seated at 1:45 with music starting at 1:55 and the formal Program will start at 2:00 PM.  We are expecting the event to run until 6:00 PM with an intermission at approximately 4:00 PM.
---> Location: The event is being held at the  Charleston Municipal Auditorium, which is on  the corner of Virginia and Truslow Streets in Downtown Charleston, WV.
---> Parking: Parking for the event is at the  Charleston Mall's Parking Garage which is just one block from the front doors to the Charleston Municipal Auditorium.  The parking fee for the garage is $1.75.
---> Food and Drinks: We will have full appetizers and beverages available, so you're encouraged to arrive when the doors open at 1:15 PM to have time to snack and talk with friends and family before the event starts.  There is a great list of Charleston Restaurants  at this link and we encourage you to plan dinner in the Downtown, East End, West Side, Kanawha City, or South Charleston neighborhoods for a meal within easy driving distance of the event.
---> Lodging: We encorage you to plan to stay the night unless you live within driving distance.  A list of Charleston and Charleston area hotels can be found  at this link.
---> Volunteering: We'll need help the day of the event in the form of ushers, set up people, break down people and other roles to run the event.  If you're interested in volunteering, please email me at

---> Attire: You're encouraged to be comfortable and if you have a yellow / green "We Are The Keepers of the Mountains..." shirt, you're encouraged to wear it.  We will have these shirts at the event as well.
The program for “Celebrating Larry Gibson: The Life and Legacy of the Keeper of the Mountains will feature family, friends, prominent activists, West Virginia residents, musicians and preachers.  This event will be preceded by  the annual Changing of the Leaves Music Festival that starts at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 13th on Kayford Mountain and you are encouraged to also come to Kayford Mountain to enjoy great music, fellowship, and camp out with us.

For more information on this event and donating or volunteering to help make it happen contact Danny Chiotos  with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation at or  (304) 205-0920.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Larry Sure Did Make a Big Impact

This is our simple collection of articles, poems, and blog posts that have been created in the past few weeks following Larry Gibson's passing.  We want to keep this list updated and want this collection of links to show the breadth of his impact and the number of people who were connected with him.  He impacted thousands and we will keep this list updated as a place where people can come to learn more about his impact and life.

Please email if you have any online pieces that are not mentioned here and they can be added to this list. 

Photo by Paul Corbit Brown

Overburden, Dead of the Night Blog

Larry Gibson, Presente!, Seams and Story Blog

A Tribute to Larry Gibson,

Event pays tribute to W.Va. activist, Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaintop Removal Mining, Earthjustice

Goodbye Larry Gibson, and Thank You, Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club

Larry Gibson and Me, Mr Chiotos' Blog

Hero For Those "Who Don't Have A Say", Earthjustice's UnEarthed Blog 

Godspeed, Mountain Keeper, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette

In Memoriam: Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains, Center for Biological Diversity

Remembering Larry Gibson, Ohio Citizen Action

One Step Up, Remembering Larry Gibson, A Mountain Girl Writes

Larry Gibson, 1946-2012, Americans Who Tell The Truth

Larry Gibson, Grist

Larry Gibson, 1946-2012, Before It's News

Larry Gibson: Appalachia's Lorax, Earth Island Institute

Larry Gibson, 1946 – 2012, Labor and Working Class History Association

W.Va. environmental activist Larry Gibson dies, My San Antonio

Larry Gibson 1946 – 2012, Free Speech Radio News

Mourning a Hero and a Friend, Earthjustice's Un Earthed Blog

...and Farewell to an Inspiring Activist, Great Lakes Sierra Club 

Goodbye, Larry Gibson, Sierra Daily

Keeper of the Mountains, Larry Gibson Has Died, Occupy America / Crooks & Liars

Larry Gibson, Kentucky Sierra Club