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Newsletter article WVEC October 15, 2021
Climate Rally: October 30
Please save the date for an in-person Climate Rally in Charleston on Saturday, October 30. The rally will be held early afternoon and we will get the exact time to you as soon as possible. Costumes welcome but not required! Join us to urge Senators Manchin and Capito to include crucial climate action legislation in the infrastructure bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate! More
Issues: Climate changeEvent
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy October 15, 2021
WV Highlands Conservancy Fall Review
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is hosting their Fall Review on October 30 from 1-8 p.m. via Zoom. This fun event is full of great presenters and wonderful environmental topics across the board, with Keynote Speaker and author Katie Fallon presenting at 7 p.m. More
Issues: Climate changeEvent
Newsletters WVEC October 15, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 13
Happy fall! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined in on our annual meeting last Thursday. It was great to see everyone and we are looking forward to the next time we can see you all in person. Thank you to everyone who has donated. More
Issues: Climate changeEventPollution
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition October 1, 2021
Contact Senator Manchin & Tell Him to Invest in West Virginia’s Future!
Congress is in the midst of passing two important legislative packages, the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better Act. Together, they are referred to as the Build Back Better plan. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC September 24, 2021
Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package
House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don't adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC August 20, 2021
Climate, Jobs & Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future
WV Climate Alliance is hosting ‘Climate, Jobs & Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ on August 24 at 7-8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn what Congress is considering for climate solutions, how climate policy can benefit West Virginia and the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.  More
Issues: Climate changeEventJust transition
Action Alerts WVEC August 18, 2021
August 24: ‘Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ – Registration Open!
The West Virginia Climate Alliance is hosting 'Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future' on Tuesday, August 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Learn about the impacts of climate change, where climate policy currently stands in Congress, and how federal policy could directly benefit West Virginians.  More
Issues: Climate changeJust transition
Action Alerts WVEC July 1, 2021
Some important (and fun) events coming up
WV New Jobs Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group and SEUI are hosting the Democracy, Jobs and CARE-a-van Summer Jam: For the People concert series! The next event is Friday, July 2 in Beckley from 5-8 p.m. Join to celebrate together and take action for DEMOCRACY, JOBS and CARE! FREE FOOD, MUSIC and Family FUN! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyWater
Newsletter article WV Center on Climate Change June 11, 2021
Summer 2021 Fair Transition Webinar Series: “Putting Together the Pieces of a Fair Energy Transition – Leaving No One Behind.”
In West Virginia and around the world, global warming and the climate crisis are driving a rapid transition to low-carbon-emission energy sources.  How can we secure a fair energy transition that provides effective climate solutions? More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletters WVEC June 11, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 11
Now that the Legislative Session is behind us we have returned to a bi-monthly newsletter. We hope that you will sign up for alerts and newsletters from our member groups to help you stay informed. There is no shortage of events and actions to take to help protect our environment! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 12, 2021
ICYMI: We Recommend You Give This a Listen
Last month, WVEC board and lobby team folks attended this event sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, Friends of Blackwater, and the WVU College of Law  and we recommend checking it out!  More
Issues: Climate change
Legislative Updates WVEC February 12, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 2
Welcome to what will be a weekly newsletter for the next 8 weeks as we work to keep you informed on what is happening at the WV Capitol. The WVEC lobby team has hit the ground running. Since our last newsletter, Rob Casto joined Hannah King on the team - please read on for more about them both. Welcome, Rob! More
Issues: Climate changeLegislationPower purchase agreementsWater
Newsletter article OVEC January 22, 2021
OVEC ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
OVEC and our coalitions have been busy the last month, and, rather than regale you with our stories, we wanted to give you a chance to see them yourselves. So pop some popcorn and put on your cozies, it’s time to binge watch some environmental justice work! More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeWater
Newsletter article WV Center on Climate Change January 21, 2021
Climate Solutions in 2021
The West Virginia Center on Climate Change will host a free webinar on Monday, January 25, 2021, from 7:00-8:30 PM called “What Now? — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia.” More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletters WVEC January 21, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 1
With the start of a new year comes the legislative session. It's hard to believe we are less than a month away with the session starting February 10. We expect things to be much different this year. Access to the Capitol building will be limited and the process for posting agendas and confirming public hearings is unclear.  More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationWater
Newsletter article OVEC December 13, 2020
A History of Resistance
The fight for justice has never been won at the ballot box alone. Resistance against the status quo is not uncommon in Appalachia; from the Mine Wars to the Red for Ed strikes, West Virginia has been center stage in pivotal regional events. Bleak and seemingly-unwinnable battles are not unique to this state or its history. Rather, they are the norm. Resistance moving forward means learning from our collective past. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationPollutionSocial justice
Newsletters WVEC December 13, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 17
Thank you for being a GREEN reader and for joining us on this wild journey that was 2020. As we gear up for 2021, and the legislative session that is right around the corner, we hope that you will consider a year-end gift to help fund our lobbying efforts next year. More
Issues: Climate changePipelinesRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article  December 11, 2020
Building a Resilient Food and Agriculture System in the Mountain State
Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know who grew it? How many fossil fuels were consumed to produce, process, transport, and store the food that sits on your shelf? At the center of these questions lies irreversible impacts to our environment, and at the same time, changing the answer to these questions personally does not solve the issue. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article Friends of Blackwater December 10, 2020
What Now?’ — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia
Are you trying to learn more about and better understand the climate change options and opportunities that 2021 will present? So are we. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  October 5, 2020
Thursday, October 22 “Climate Generations” Webinar — Register Now!
YOU ARE INVITED to attend a free, live, expert-led webinar -- on Thursday, October 22, from 6-8 PM USET – titled "What Do We Tell The Kids -- and What Are They Telling Us? -- Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis." More
Issues: Climate change
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