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Action: Tell Verizon What For
News about this Massey-sponsored rally has been making its way around the Internet. Check here for links to many of the stories, posted over the last several days.
Action: E-Mail the EPA and the CEQ
There is still time to prevent further damage. Send a message to the Obama administration today. Click here to e-mail Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, and Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Tales A Little More Effort: Shower Congress with Coal In America
"Buying Novack's DVD, watching it and then walking it down (or mailing it) to the office of your member of Congress is one of these small but meaningful actions. Watch it first, so you can include a letter to your local representative telling them why they should watch this movie." Read more from Grandia on this idea here.
Weekend Festival On Kayford Mountain; More Events
Sept. 12: Coal Country screens at 8:00 p.m. at the Akron (OH) Civic Theater. Ohio activist Elisa Young, OVEC volunteer Chuck Nelson and Coal River Mountain Watch members are scheduled to be at the event, along with actress Daryl Hannah and Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea.
Call Mary at 330-957-6167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to sponsor the event, get reserved seating, and or be admitted to the private pre-movie reception.
Sept. 12: Rally for the Mountains at Dollywood. Details here.
Sept. 21-25: 3 Rivers Climate Convergence in Pittsburgh, PA. Details here.
Sept. 25-27: West Virginia Environmental Council. 20th Annual Fall Conference - Anniversary Celebration! Holly Gray Park, Sutton WV (Braxton County) - Exit # 67 off I-79.
$15 adults, $10 Senior, low income, students.
Please send in your registration as soon as possible and be sure to get there Friday night in time to meet Jim Hightower, nationally renowned progressive columnist. He will be hosting a book signing Friday evening and will be Saturday's keynote speaker.
Lodging includes bunk beds in cabins ($10 per bed each night), and unlimited camp sites ($5 per tent each night). Meals: Saturday & Sunday breakfasts, $5. Saturday & Sunday lunches, $5. Saturday night pot luck - please bring a dish to share. Highlights: 20th Anniversary of WVEC Celebration & Program, setting 2010 legislative priorities, workshops on enviro issues, silent auction, live music, booths, nature outings & recreation. Please visit the WVEC website for complete agenda and registrations!
Support the WV Environmental Council and help celebrate their 20th Anniversary!
Oct. 3: Turning a New Leaf: Ecumenical Faith Community Green Event, focusing on environmental justice at the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church in South Charleston. Featured speaker is Dr. Nazeli Vardanyan, a forest preservation, sustainability and international environmental law expert from Armenia. For more info or to register, contact Robin or Carol at 304-522-0246.
Oct. 9-11: Regional Powershifts, including one in Huntington, WV, sponsored by the Student Energy Action Coalition. For info, contact email@example.com.
Oct. 18-20: Create WV Conference, Big Sandy Arena, Huntington, WV. www.createwv.com
Oct. 24: The 350.org project, lead by environmentalist Bill McKibben, is spearheading an international day of climate action on October 24. The goals are: (1) to promote awareness of the critical need to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels back to 350 ppm to avoid catastrophic climate change and (2) to create world-wide public momentum to encourage success at Copenhagen. www.350.org
Nov. 10-14: Host a House Party to show Coal Country. More details on this soon, but in you'd like more info now, contact Janet Keating at 304-522-0246.
March 6-10: Save the date and plan to attend the multi-group Annual Stop Mountaintop Removal Lobby Week in Washington, DC. Contact Robin or Carol at 304-522-0246 for more information.