Save Our Solar Rally, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm: Solar energy is under threat in West Virginia. But folks across the state are speaking out to protect it, and you can be one of them. On January 27 at 2 pm, join us at the WV State Capitol to support solar. Let’s rally together to show the WV Public Service Commission (and legislators!) that West Virginians won’t let their energy rights be taken away. Learn more and RSVP now so we know we can count on you. When you RSVP, you can also sign up for free transportation options from Morgantown, Huntington, and Shepherdstown!
Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition (EPGC) Movie Night, Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6 pm: Please join the EPGC at the Shepherdstown Community Club to watch Dark Waters, a true story about how the chemical company Dupont knowingly poisoned 70,000 residents in Parkersburg, WV for years. The star-studded movie is the gripping story of how the truth was learned and exposed. An open community discussion about water issues in our community will follow the film. Snacks will be provided, or bring your own to share.
Lobby Training for West Virginians, Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm: Learn how to advocate for solar in West Virginia. Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is holding a virtual lobbying training that’s specific to solar energy issues in West Virginia. If you’re new to solar advocacy, or if you just want to make sure you’re up to date on the current solar issues, now’s your chance to learn! Register for the training now!
Mountain Valley Watch + WV Rivers’ Volunteer Appreciation Day, Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 pm: Join the West Virginia Rivers Coalition for a day of appreciation for their extraordinary volunteers from 1-5 pm at The Graham House in Pence Springs, WV. This event is open to everyone – Mountain Valley Watch, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Protect Our Water Heritage Rights volunteers, admirers of those volunteers, and people interested in volunteering to keep our waters safe. Bring your favorite dish for a potluck, unleash your artistic side at our painting station, and sway to the rhythm of live music. This day is for YOU. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Learn more and register today.
E-Day Advocacy Webinar: Bills and Talking Points, Tuesday, Feb, 6 at 7 pm: Join WVEC lobbyists, Lucia Valentine and Isabel Stellato for a free webinar to get up-to-date information on legislation WVEC supports and talking points for meeting with key legislators this session. This webinar is offered in conjunction with WVEC’s Feb.13 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol. Please register here.
Black Policy Day at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 7: The Black Voter Impact Initiative and friends invite you to Black Policy Day at the State Capitol! Black Policy Day provides a platform for historically oppressed and ignored Black individuals to have their voices heard. All are welcomed to the Capitol to engage with their state leaders and discuss the policies that most impact Black and minority communities. Learn more and register here.
Environmental Day at the WV State Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 13: The West Virginia Environmental Council invites you to attend Environmental Day (E-Day), at the State Capitol! E-Day is a chance to see the legislature at work, visit and tour the Capitol, meet environmental groups and advocate for crucial environmental priorities. Participation is free! Learn more and register here.