We Heart Mountains!

I Heart Mountains

I let this go a little longer than I initially intended when I started the campaign.
What can I say, life gets in the way and other things take precedence.
My goal was to raise awareness about mountaintop removal,
and with the participants listed below I think it's safe to
say that my mission was accomplished.

The sign up widget I had on my side bar was acting wacky,
so I gathered the list of cohorts from the I Love Mountains! comments in various posts.
If you are sure that you pledged, but your name and link are not listed below,
please let me know so that I can make the proper adjustments.

My Promise:

For every person who took the pledge to end mountaintop removal,
I would donate $one dollar$ on their behalf to Appalachian Voices' cause.
On top of the one dollar pledge, my plan was to match the pledges & donate one lump sum.
After a super special offering from Liss (thru paypal), the pot rose to $45.93!
Thank you again for your generosity.

And a big thank you to all others who were inspired to take action.

You will find some great blogs in this list below - discover someone new today :o)

Liss @ A Memory Forever
Lydia @ Writerquake
Elizabeth @ Retinal Perspectives
Cathy @ The Clothesline
Kate @ Art Vein Vessel
1218 @ A Girl Interrupted
Dave of KY
Greg @ Greg's General Store
Prin @ Living Life to the Furrest
Meredith @ We Run Like a River
Gillian @ Indigo Blue
Graham @ One Man's Travels
Jacky @ Art4Moi
Robin bird @ Bird Tweets
MaryAnn @ MaryAnn Ashley Bever Photography
Storyteller @ Sacred Ruminations
Lilacspecs @ Lilac Colored Glasses

+ If you missed the post about mountaintop removal,
but would like to know more, click here.

+ To find out more about Appalachian Voices' mission,
visit their website, here. (*the cause I am donating to)

+ Still interested in signing up? Click the logo below to go to website.


  1. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! I Heart Heart mountains!

  2. yay! I'm glad you got a good response. I will have to check out the other blogs.

  3. What a wonderful post for a great cause.

  4. I am glad you got a good result.
    I want to see many more beautiful pictures of the lovely place you call home.

  5. You really need to give credit where credit is due. My husband has had the I Love Mountains emblem on his website forever. You probably didn't even know about this wonderful organization until you visited his website. I Love Mountains is very near and dear to my heart as well. I grew up in the mountains, and I've seen the devastation first hand. In Florida you probably don't have to worry about that.

  6. Anonymous: Living in Boone makes it hard to not have any knowledge about this organization and what it represents. Where I found out about it doesn't even make a difference, it's the fact that I do know about it that matters. I care most about making sure that others know about it too.

  7. It just takes one voice to call others to action. Great job!

    Thanks for the plug!

  8. Every heart is larger
    standing on the mountain top.
    The valleys below
    have beauty__only
    you must stand
    on the mountain
    to see it.

  9. Bravo! The more people that spread the word, the better!

  10. I just got back from one of thee best mini vacations ever. Camping at flintrock campground in Boone. I completely understand why you love it there. We traveled home by way of the blueridge parkway and were continually awestruck. I look forward to reading more of your blog and will definitely visit the link to I love mountains. I can't believe I found your post just after getting home.

  11. I love this photo, the clouds, the way you framed it. Gorgeous. Congrats on a great campaign. May everyone who is aware of I Heart Mountains continue to work on behalf of the effort to stop mountaintop removal. (Even as I write that I still find it unbelievable that mountaintop removal was ever even conceived of..)