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Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 19, 2016
Ongoing #RubberStampRebellion
An update on the OVEC crew's participation in Beyond Extreme Energy's (BXE) ongoing #RubberStampRebellion, with shots or the skit in front of the US International Trade Commission.More
Issues: Climate changeEnergyEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRenewable energyTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Natalie Thompson May 17, 2016
Sustainability Fair to Include Screening of Cowspiracy at OVEC Office
Come out 10- 4 this Saturday, May 21, for the second annual Huntington Sustainability Fair in Old Central City. Then come up the street for a screening of Cowspiracy at the OVEC office. All free.More
Issues: Energy efficiencyHealthRenewable energySustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Natalie Thompson May 3, 2016
Win-Win-Win: With Your Help, We Save Energy, You Save Energy & One Group Wins Big
Save energy! To build participation in its HomeSMART Energy Assessment program, and to help non-profit organizations save on their energy bills, AEP subsidiary Appalachian Power is sponsoring a contest and rewards program. The reward: For every home that a non-profit group signs up for the in-home energy assessment, that group will receive at least $10 worth of energy efficiency improvements for its offices. The contest: The non-profit group that signs up the most homes for the in-home energy assessments wins a $10,000 energy efficiency upgrade for its building! (We think you can see where we are going with this...)More
Issues: Energy efficiency
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 10, 2016
LEEP into Action: Call Now for Energy Efficiency in WV
The Senate's Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee will consider the bill today, Thursday at 1 p.m. We need your help to contact the committee and voice your support of the bill. Tell them you support the LEEP Act, SB 370. Some points to include... read on!More
Issues: Energy efficiency
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 17, 2015
OVEC’s Successes in 2015: Thank You!
OVEC's work is successful because of the work of our volunteers, members and supporters. Thank you! Here's a sampling of some of our 2015 successes. As you make your end donations, please remember OVEC. Donations to OVEC are tax-deductible.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClimate changeCoalDEPEnergy efficiencyFrackingMountaintop removalSludge Safety Project
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 30, 2015
Time to Choose No More Sacrifice Zones
Update: the free streaming period is over, but you can see a clip of the film here. Follow the film on Facebook here and on Twitter here. Use the hashtag: #TimeToChoose. Time To Choose, a new film by the Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson will be screened at two special events in Paris in two weeks during the UN climate-change […]More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRogersville ShaleSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 4, 2015
Wayne & Cabell Residents: Help New Community Solar Project
All you need is an electric water heater and an internet connection to help Coalfield Development go solar. They need your support, not your money!More
Issues: Energy efficiencyRenewable energy
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 23, 2015
Winds of Change, Summer 2015
OVEC Wins Second Annual Jean and Leslie Douglas Pearl Award More
Issues: DEPEnergy efficiencyFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 10, 2015
This Saturday: 2015 Sustainability Fair
Come one, come all on May 16 to the 2015 Sustainability Fair from 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. at the historical Heritage Station, 210 11th Street (Diamond Teeth Mary Way) in Huntington, WV. Free!More
Issues: Energy efficiencyRenewable energySustainabilityTransition economyWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 5, 2015
Help Your Congregation Win a $10,000 Energy Efficiency Upgrade
WV Interfaith Power and Light is partnering with APCO to help congregations become more energy efficient beginning this month. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyFaith
OVEC supports clean water
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 2, 2015
On Now: NAACP Day at WV Capitol
Solar energy helps promote equality. We need just energy policies. Come out today.More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 30, 2015
Monday: Attend Public Hearing on Bill That Hurts Renewable Energy
Stand up for renewable energy and energy efficiency. We need you to attend the hearing and publicly speak out in opposition to HB 2004. Come out Monday!More
Issues: Climate changeEnergyEnergy efficiencyEPAPollutionRenewable energy
#Change the Current
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 30, 2014
Need Clean Water? Vote! #changethecurrent
FB-CoverPhoto41 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 Virginia’s most valuable resource – families and children – are at risk of exposure.More
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencyHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalSocial justice
THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH LINEUP
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Sep 17, 2014
Wherever You Are: Support The People’s Climate March
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.More
Issues: Climate changeEnergy efficiency
Hoots and Hollers Tyler Cannon Sep 2, 2014
Morality, Budgets and Energy Efficiency
A budget is a "moral document," according to workshop discussions I recently attended as part of my work as Appalachian Transition Fellowship with the Highlander Research and Education Center. That is to say, where and how we spend our money is a primary expression of our priorities. It's a thought I agree with, at least for regular folks and non-profit groups, but there's more to it than that.More
Issues: Energy efficiencyRenewable energySocial justice
Our children our future
Hoots and Hollers Dan Jul 11, 2014
Our Children Our Future Policy Workshops Coming Up Soon
CIMG1055 (1024x768) Kids in Huntington, WV learn about gardening. Photo by Tonya Adkins. Now is the time to get involved in the Our Children Our Future campaign to help bring an end to child poverty in West Virginia. Environmental pollution, which brings negative health effects, and the rising costs of energy are directly linked to the problem of child poverty.More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dan Jan 2, 2014
Appalachians Working on Economic Transition
Right before the holiday break in December, I happily attended the Alliance for Appalachia’s Summit on Economic Transition. I went as an OVEC representative, along with OVEC’s founder Dianne Bady.More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeEnergy efficiencyMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dan Nov 23, 2013
Past Time for Real Energy Game Changer
As mentioned in the news, OVEC and other environmental groups are troubled by the potential impacts of the proposed cracker plant in Wood County, W. Va. on both air and water quality, just as we are troubled by the gas fracking process as a wholeMore
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencyMarcellus shaleRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Dan Aug 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Good for People, Planet
An exciting new report by Carnegie Mellon challenges the traditional way in which we discuss the benefits of renewable energy generation. The report re-positions renewable benefits in a way that deals with the real world health effects of fossil fuel generation and carbon dioxide displacement that will be necessary going to ensure a sustainable energy […]More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyRenewable energy
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