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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 16, 2016
Survey Says: Thank You for Taking It! We are Processing Your Input
Survey: We Hear You! Just so you know, we are still processing all the data. We really value your input and opinions, as well as the time you took to let us know what you think. Here is some of what you said.More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justiceTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed.More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7, 2016
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 23, 2016
Patagonia Donating 100% of Black Friday Sales to Grantee Groups; OVEC is a Grantee
On Black Friday, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales in stores and at patagonia.com to grassroots organizations, like OVEC, working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energySocial justice
Action Alert Vivian Nov 21, 2016
Will You Take Our Survey? Job Opening; From Worry to Thankfulness
No doubt, you've got a lot on your mind right now, so here's a chance to vent a little, at least in terms of what OVEC's work should look like going forward.More
Issues: DEPMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
If You Give Gifts During the Holiday Season, Give Gifts that Give Twice
If you use Amazon for gift giving, try Amazon Smile and link to OVEC. If you figure folks already have too much stuff, give an OVEC gift membership.More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2016
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally Nov. 15 in Huntington
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 @US Army Corps, 502 Eighth St, Huntington, WVMore
Issues: #noDAPLClimate changeFaithPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 4, 2016
What Do You Want to Do? Let’s Get To It: Greetings from Keena
What can we do together? What we’re left with is a shared set of struggles and the opportunity to join together, empower each other, and prevent the second wave of boom/bust, extraction-based economics in Appalachia.More
Issues: Social justiceTransition economy
Newlsetter OVEC Oct 3, 2016
Winds of Change, Fall 2016
OVEC’s board of directors, with the help of a dedicated Leadership Transition Committee, has selected Natalie Thompson as OVEC’s next executive director. Congratulations, Natalie! And thanks to the committee, for a job well done! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Press Release OVEC Aug 29, 2016
OVEC Announces New Executive Director; Keating Retiring After 24 Years With Citizen Group
An OVEC Press Release View this Press Release Online  —   For Immediate Release                                                                               August 29, 2016 Contacts: 304-522-0246 for Janet Keating janet@ohvec.org or Natalie Thompson natalie@ohvec.org OVEC Announces New Executive Director Keating Retiring After 24 Years With Citizen Group HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — After 24 years with the organization, nine of them at […]More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 11, 2016
Black Lives Matter and Plastic Bags
Why are we talking about plastic bags, rain barrels, solar rooftops…etc, when so many are continually under siege from poverty, racism and violence?More
Issues: PollutionRacial inequalitySocial justice
Press Release OVEC Jul 1, 2016
Groups Secure Settlement Requiring Alpha Natural Resources to Fund Community Restoration Projects
Agreement modifies existing water treatment settlement and resolves the groups’ objections in Alpha’s bankruptcyMore
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalReclamationSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 2, 2016
Hitch a Ride to Help Plant Seeds of Resistance on June 8
On June 8, come to the Seeds of Resistance Corn Planting Ceremony in Weston, WV. Help plant seeds of resistance in the paths of the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines. As of June 2, OVEC has space for 2-3 more people in a vehicle coming (and returning same day) on June 8 from Huntington, to Charleston and up 79 North. If you'd like to meet this vehicle for a ride to the ceremony, e-mail info@ohvec.org right away. More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jun 1, 2016
You Did It!
You did it! YOU DID IT! Together WE did it! Thank you for the out-pouring of generosity to help OVEC meet its $20,000 challenge grant goals.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet May 27, 2016
OVEC Reaches Matching Grant Goal!
Together, we did it! Thank you! With the generous support of OVEC’s donors/members, from on-line donations, cash, checks and pledges, you all have helped us meet and exceed the $20,000 challenge grant goal from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Whether you donated $10 or $500, your gift has already made a difference! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
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Press Release OVEC May 10, 2016
Special Interests Win in Supreme Court Takeover
Wealthy special interests groups pulled off another victory in a West Virginia Supreme Court race. After spending more than $2 million in support of Beth Walker’s candidacy, these anonymous groups have duplicated the feat Don Blankenship pulled off 12 years ago.More
Issues: Social justiceWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 10, 2016
We are Hiring: Half-time Volunteer/Membership Coordinator
OVEC seeks an energetic, enthusiastic individual to recruit and coordinate new and existing volunteers and members in order to build and strengthen our base. OVEC’s Volunteer/Membership Coordinator will be overseen by OVEC’s Project Coordinator and will collaborate with OVEC staff, volunteers, members, and allies in our working region in order to uphold our mission. Apply by June 10.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Maryanne Graham Apr 27, 2016
OVEC is Hiring for the Position of Executive Director
OVEC seeks a dynamic Executive Director to coordinate initiatives with the goal of improving and preserving the environment and communities through education, organizing, coalition building, leadership development, strategic litigation and media outreach. We seek a highly motivated self-starter who is equally comfortable in board rooms and on mountain tops. The ideal candidate will have strong ties to Appalachia and a passion for environmental justice.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 27, 2016
Progressives and Liberals are the Future
The transformation that began with The Enlightenment is a fact. Amid all the chaos and confusion of daily life, through a thousand contradictory barrages, the struggle for a safer, fairer, more secure, more humane world never ceases—and the gradual tide of success seems unstoppable.More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
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