The RReNEW Mission is to help in the building of a healthy, environmentally responsible and economically Fair Appalachia (the town and the region) by providing affordable living and working space for long term volunteers supporting local organizations that share the vision of a just and sustainable Appalachia.
The Vision of the Collective is to be a learning laboratory for affordable, environmentally responsible living that directly serves it’s community and the positive transformation of the society around it. Through partnerships with a broad range of organizations and individuals, we seek to Remember and ReEnergize Neighborhoods, Economies and Watersheds. By engaging in the work of grassroots organizing with communities in Central Appalachia and Southwest Virginia, we will support and initiate projects, programs or organizations that promote healthy environments and Just communities. The RReNEW Collective house/residence will serve as a space to demonstrate and learn sustainable living practices that can be employed throughout the regions of Central and Southern Appalachia.