GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 10

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Newsletter
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 10
May 10, 2024 View / Comment Online



WVEC planted trees to honor Linda Frame’s outstanding service as Board President at Earth Day event. Read our Member Updates to learn more!

As the May 14th primary election approaches, we urge you to engage with candidates and vote. Your voice is crucial in shaping West Virginia’s environmental future. Get inspired to head to the polls by reading WVEC President Sandra Fallon’s article below on the importance of joining environmental voters in  growing the environmental movement’s influence. 

During the 2024 legislative interims, we’ll switch to bi-monthly newsletters. Check out the interims schedule here.

In this issue, we are excited to introduce our new board members, who bring diverse expertise and passion to our organization. Read on to learn more about their backgrounds and commitment to environmental conservation.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication. We can’t do it without you! Please donate or renew your membership to help fund our year-round lobbying work and other campaigns. Read on for more on what our members are up to. Thank you!


Jillian Welsh
WVEC Communications Coordinator

Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt).

Join West Virginians Who Care About Clean Air, Land, and Water: Vote in the Primary Election!
One of the biggest environmental and climate movement challenges is that we don't have enough voting power.  According to the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Voter Project (EVP), one reason is the high number of people who identify climate and the environment as their Number One priority but are unlikely to vote.
Tagged: Clean electionsPollutionVoting RightsWater
Introducing WVEC’s New Board Officers and Members
Sandra Fallon, WVEC President, Quenton King, WVEC Vice President, Chrissy Sandy, Organizational Board Member, Mike Jones, Organizational Board Member, Francie Price, At-Large Board Member
Honoring High Schools for Empowering Young Voters
In West Virginia, significant initiatives are in place to inspire and empower young people to register to vote and actively participate in the democratic process. The Jennings Randolph Award, named after the late U.S. Senator from Harrison County, West Virginia, and the Honorary Secretary of State (HSOS) program are not just beacons of hope, but transformative forces for high schools.  The programs celebrate those who go above and beyond in promoting youth voter registration, inspiring others to follow suit.
Tagged: LegislationVoting Rights
Quick Updates from WVEC and Member Groups!
Earth Day Tree Planting | Watershed Celebration Day | Make It Shine Trash Cleanup | Litter Clean Up in Madison | National Park Advocacy Week | Save the Date for WVEC's annual meeting September 13-15, 2024 | Mark your Calendars for E-Day at the WV State Capitol on March 17, 2025
Tagged: EventPublic landsSolid wasteWater
Blackwater River Named Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2024 
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
On April 16, the Blackwater River, West Virginia’s prized waterway renowned for its recreation opportunities and wildlife, joined the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2024.  
Tagged: Public landsWater

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