GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 12

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
Grass Roots Environmental Effort Newsletter
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 12
Sep 2, 2022 View / Comment Online



Happy September!

The 2022 Environmental Summit is almost upon us – have you registered? Join us and other West Virginia environmental organizations to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement.


We are pleased to have Mary Anne Hitt, Senior Director of the Climate Imperative, deliver our keynote address on Saturday, September 24! Prior to joining Climate Imperative, Mary Anne was with the Sierra Club for 12 years where she served as National Director of Campaigns and also worked for a decade as director of the Beyond Coal Campaign, recognized as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in history.

Also on Saturday is an inspiring group of panelists who will talk about the future of the environmental movement with a focus on environmental justice, youth involvement and empowerment, and sustainability in our communities and our workforce:

  • Corey Lilly, City of Beckley, Director of Outdoor Development
  • Kathy Ferguson, Executive Director, Our Future West Virginia
  • Maura Ross, WV Sierra Club, Maryland Clean Energy Center
  • Jillian Blair, WVU Student Sierra Club
  • Facilitator: Christopher Plein, Professor of Public Administration, West Virginia University

There will be a hike in Coopers Rock State Forest in the afternoon and music by Lucia Valentine in the evening.


Stick around for Sunday when we will discuss legislative strategy for the upcoming session and wrap up the weekend with ziplining (separate registration required)!


Registration is free but required so we can plan meals and lodging. Free communal yurt lodging is available on site (hiking on gravel trails required). Local hotel info can be found on the registration site. Portions of the Summit will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Register and much more information here! See the full agenda. Folks needing financial assistance to attend are encouraged to contact

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Bird Walk and WV Highlands Conservancy Fall Review
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Join us for a weekend of an in depth look at ENERGY in WV, as well as some fun outings. Speakers on hydrogen, solar, nuclear, FERC. Mention that you are coming to our Fall Review for a bulk room rate. 
Tagged: Event
Save the date for E-day 2023!
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tagged: EdayEvent
WV Citizen Action’s 2022 Awards picnic and Membership Meeting
WV Citizen Action Group
Join us for our 2022 Awards Picnic, September 15th from 5-7PM at Little Creek Park in South Charleston, WV, at the Soap Box Pavilion. There will be food catered, music, civic awards and much more.
Tagged: Event
Friends of the Cheat Debuts New Documentary Film and Free Public Screening Event
Friends of the Cheat
FOC is excited to announce the debut of a new documentary film, The Friends of the Cheat Story, directed by Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes) as an artist-in-residence working with students and alumni of George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program at the Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA.
Tagged: Event
Enabling Community Solar in West Virginia 
Solar United Neighbors
Join Solar United Neighbors to learn more about how community solar can benefit West Virginians and actions you can take to support the movement. October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT 
Tagged: EventRenewable energy
Energy Campaign
The West Virginia Environmental Council and the West Virginia Sierra Club have partnered to launch an energy campaign. We are focused on developing grassroots support for legislation that addresses the issues of unplugged wells, underbonding of reclamation sites, and the pending bankruptcy of the Special Reclamation Fund.
Tagged: Orphaned wellsReclamation
Candidate Forum 
WV Rivers Coalition
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance, Marshall University, Citizen Action Group, Environmental Council, and League of Women Voters for a candidate forum on Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Tagged: Event
Upcoming Listening Sessions 
WV Rivers Coalition
WV Rivers wants to hear from folks about how they recreate within the Mon Forest! We’re continuing our series of informal listening sessions where visitors, residents, and tourists can share their experiences recreating in the Monongahela National Forest. We’d love to hear from you! 
Tagged: Event
Action opportunity: Sign on to Indian Creek Watershed Association Petition against MVP 

Tell Congress: West Virginians Say NO to Senator Manchin's side deal. Don't Give the Flawed and Failing Mountain Valley Pipeline a Free Pass. Sign the petition here
Tagged: Legislation

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