Nov 72014
 

Congratulations to long-time OVEC member Shannon Bell and all the warrior women in her book Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. The book continues to rack up awards, the latest of which is 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award. The AHS is a professional organization committed to […]

Nov 62014
 

A story in news headline-links: Unofficial Voter Turnout In WV Tuesday Estimated At 37.3 Percent Nationwide, Actual election turnout far lower than reported (Too late this time, but: 5 Ways Life in America Would Be Better if Everyone Voted) Why Democrats lost As the Climate Changes, Voters (those who did come out to vote) Go for Coal […]

Nov 32014
 

  If you haven’t voted yet, then be sure to get out and vote tomorrow. If you don’t know candidates feel on issues that matter to you, then see if VoteEasy can help you out. If you are a student, then get out and vote. If you are a woman, then get out and vote. If […]

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Oct 302014
 

West Virginia’s major water sources, like the Kanawha River, have had the highest rate of reproductive toxins that can lead to birth defects and reproductive disorders in the country. That’s just one reason why OVEC has partnered with WV FREE and other groups for the #changethecurrent campaign. Without adequate safe water regulations and requirements, West […]

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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. […]