The Beehive Design Collective’s ecology oriented group called the “Appalachian Power Shift” gave a stirring presentation on the “True Cost of Coal” to a crowd on the Java City patio today. The Beehive Design Collective- a non-profit, volunteer driven, political arts organization based in eastern Maine who’s mission is to “cross pollinate the grassroots” through the creation of images as an effective medium for deconstructing and educating the public about complex geopolitical issues. The Bees also presented art that illustrated the need for clean-alternatives to coal and focused on the problems surrounding Mountain-top removal in Appalachia. This event was sponsored by the Art Department, the Institute for
Citizenship & Social Responsibility, the Political Engagement Project, the Philosophy & Religion Department, the Biology Department, WKU Libraries, and a number of individual donors.