GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 10

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
May 2, 2022 View / Comment Online



Happy May! We are excited to be back post session with our May Volume of GREEN. This month we will cover what happened at April Interims, wonderful Earth Day events that took place across the state, and upcoming actions! Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for West Virginia Environmental Council’s 2022 Environmental Summit Sept 24-25 in Morgantown. More details to come including registration info and the agenda for the event.

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Take the West Virginia Climate Pledge
WV Rivers Coalition
WV Rivers launched the West Virginia Climate Pledge to increase awareness of climate change and grow a larger base of support for climate action in our state. Anyone that takes the pledge will receive a free sticker with artwork (attached) designed by Nichole Westfall to commemorate their commitment to climate action in West Virginia and beyond.
Tagged: Climate change
A WV Climate Time Capsule 

The WV Climate Time Capsule began as a contributing activity by the League of Women Voters of West Virginia (LWVWV) to a climate rally sponsored by the WV Climate Alliance in October of 2021.  The contents contain contributions from multiple organizations, research on alternative energy technologies, articles that document current events that are shaping our climate future, correspondence and more. 
Tagged: Climate change
West Virginia Students’ Share Climate Messages with West Virginians

West Virginia middle and high school students have important messages to share with West Virginians about climate change—from reducing greenhouse gasses to increasing our use of green energy to talking about climate change with family and friends.
Tagged: Climate change
Summary of April Interims and Special Session Call
Interim meetings began at the Legislature in April. Along with Interims, a special session was called by Governor Justice. The special session call included 17 bills to consider. Some of the bills had been vetoed by Justice for technical reasons, some bills didn't make it through the 2022 regular session. There was one new piece of legislation.
Tagged: Legislation
Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance Conservation Hub 
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has been a primary sponsor of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA) Conservation Hub. This resource was pivotal in stopping the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It provides high quality analysis of regional projects using Arc-GIS mapping tools.
Tagged: Pipelines
Wild and Wonderful Women of West Virginia Event

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is having a Mother's Day-themed event called Wild + Wonderful Women of West Virginia. The month of May will determine the fate of the  Reconciliation package; therefore May is the time to influence Senator Manchin. About 56% of Senator Manchin’s supporters are women and he would not be in office if it wasn’t for women. 

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