Sep 172014
 

Count OVEC members and other Appalachians among the tens of thousands of people gearing up for the September 21 People’s Climate March in New York City. No matter where you are, you can support the marchers via social media.  If you are on Twitter be sure to follow and RT tweets from @CJAOurPower @GGJalliance and of course @OVEC_WV. Hashtags for the march [...]

Sep 82014
 

Time to get your ‘shine on! Moonshine that is.  If you are in or near the Washington, D.C. area, please come out tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Stewart R. Mott House. Help raise awareness and funds, while sampling some traditional Appalachian beverages with the experts! It takes good water to make good moonshine! [...]

Sep 42014
 

Update: Our registration page is finally live. Click here to register online. Please plan to join us on October 3–4 for Wellness and Water III. For the third year in a row, people concerned about health issues in communities adversely affected by water pollution will gather to share experiences and knowledge and to explore solutions. [...]

Jul 112014
 

Roland Micklem and Mike Roselle are fasting in Charleston, WV as a witness against mountaintop removal coal mining. They are on day five of the fast, sitting on a bench outside the governor’s office in the West Virginia State Capitol. The fasters need your support and encouragement, so come on out and visit with them. [...]

Jul 32014
 

 Statement from OVEC member Chuck Nelson: My name is Chuck Nelson. I’m a 58-year-old UMWA member. I’ve lived my entire life in coalfield communities. I’m disabled now, after working 30 years as an underground coal miner. Coal mining has been the so-called economic cornerstone of West Virginia’s economy. In reality, it’s been nothing but a [...]

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Jul 22014
 

It sadly comes as no surprise after recent statements by UMWA boss Cecil Roberts  that he is asking the once proud union to protest EPA’s proposed EPA carbon emission standards at a rally outside a public hearing on July 31 in Pittsburgh. The idea that the new rule would have “no significant effect on global [...]

Jul 22014
 

Keeper of the Mountains Foundation invites you to join them on Kayford Mountain for a solar-powered weekend of music and fund. Celebrate our Community and our Water! Musical guests include Colleen Anderson and George Castelle, The Company Stores, Appalachian Hillside Revolution, Willie Dodson, Debra Wolf, The Missing Parsons Report, T. Paige Dalporto and more. Guests are [...]

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Jul 22014
 

Are you AWARE that you can have some fun tomorrow night while raising funds for local environmental justice groups? AWARE is Artists Working in Alliance to Restore the Environment. Come on out to AWARE’s “Restoring America Beginning in West Virginia,” held at the Woman’s Club of Charleston, WV from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]

Jun 182014
 

Madonna sang it, so it’s got to be spot-on: “Music makes the people come together.” Madonna’s Music may be about people coming together to party, but I do think music can move and motivate the masses to take more beneficial actions (not that we don’t need some fun in our lives), such as, for example, [...]