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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 1, 2017
We Need Your Help for the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair May 20
The 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair happens Saturday, May 20 in Huntington's Central City. The call is on now for participants and volunteers. More
Issues: Renewable energySustainabilityTransition economy
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 OVEC Dec 3, 2016
International Mountain Day 2016 is Dec. 11; UNEP Report to Include MTR, OVEC Photo
A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on waste management in mountain regions will include a case study on mountaintop removal and an OVEC photo. The report's release coincides with International Mountain Day.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSustainabilityTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 16, 2016
AmeriCorps VISTA Position Open with OVEC; Deadline to Apply Dec. 7
OVEC has been approved to host an AmeriCorps VISTA and we are recruiting applicants now. The deadline to apply for this position is December 7. Applications must be made at a link found in this post. The position begins at the end of the January and lasts one year.More
Issues: Renewable energyTransition economyWest Virginia
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
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
Action Alert Vivian May 5, 2016
One to Retire, So One to Hire; Challenge is On; More: An OVEC Action Alert
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online Janet’s Retiring, So OVEC is Hiring OVEC’s long-time Executive Director Janet Keating will retire this fall. So, we are hiring a new ED. We’re taking applications until June 1. Click here for all the info you need to apply, or to share this info with […]More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 27, 2016
Vote For the Issues that Matter to You
Vote in the primaries, to help choose the lawmakers who will represent you. Then vote again (right now!) to choose the issues that you want to fight for in the coming years, for a better West Virginia.More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthSocial justiceTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Mar 30, 2016
Consultant Sought for Energy and Natural Resources Working Group of AFN
The newly established Energy and Natural Resources Working Group (ENRWG) of the Appalachia Funders Network (AFN) seeks a consultant to enable successful collaboration among the member organizations by providing leadership, content expertise, and facilitation in support of our shared vision. The consultant will have access to administrative support to schedule calls, take notes during calls, […]More
Issues: CoalRenewable energySocial justiceTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9, 2016
Huntington’s Sustainability Fair Seeking Volunteers, Participants
News: Second annual Huntington Sustainability Fair looking for volunteers and vendors News: Sustainability Fair to feature workshops on energy, food Save the date and plan to join us on Saturday, May 21 for the second annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Central City. Activities will unfold in and around […]More
Issues: Renewable energySocial justiceSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 6, 2016
Strong Mountain Communities Now Hiring for ED
Strong Mountain Communities is looking for a dynamic leader to coordinate a network of entrepreneurs, lenders, and economic development officials with the goal of achieving sustainable economic diversification in southern West Virginia.More
Issues: Transition economy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 14, 2016
Register Now for Free Job Training that Starts Jan. 25
The Coalfield Development Corporation and Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences at Marshall University are encouraging folks to register now for a free job training course that starts January 25. The training course is called “The Quality Environmental Jobs Initiative”(QEJI) and is funded through an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grant from the […]More
Issues: CoalTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 13, 2016
Become a Citizen Advocate: Make a Difference on Your Issues
Come learn how to be a citizen advocate. Why? Because change only happens because of people who care. Plus, this free training comes with free snacks. You might be too cynical to believe it, but legislators really do respond when people come to talk to them about their issues: While the above chart is about […]More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSocial justiceTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
What, Me Lobby? Learn How: Advocacy Trainings
This month, with the legislative session right around the corner, several WV groups are co-hosting a series of advocacy trainings across the state. We sure hope OVEC members and supporters will take advantage of these trainings. Current sponsors of the all or some of the trainings include WV Rivers Coalition, WV FREE, WV CAG, WV E-Council […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRenewable energyRogersville ShaleSocial justiceTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2015
Free Training for Career in Environmental Field
The Coalfield Development Corporation is offering free environmental remediation training opportunities. Training starts January 25, so apply now! All the details you need are in the flier and brochure here.More
Issues: PollutionTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Dec 3, 2015
A Review of Time to Choose
Disclaimer first: since I have friends in and am a member of OVEC, which helped with the filming of the coal piece, I could have a positive bias as I write this review of Time to Choose. On the other hand, the reading I do on issues of environmental justice, peak oil and resource depletion, […]More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalRenewable energyTransition economy
This shot was taken by a photographer with the Huntington newspaper. Used with permission.
Gallery OVEC Dec 1, 2015
Celebrating a Milestone: We Own Our Office Space
OVEC’s Press Release on Ribbon Cutting Ceremony In February 2015, OVEC purchased the building in which we had been renting office space for 17 years. It has been a long time coming to finally find a great space at a decent price, in an economically sound location and in an up-and-coming area in Huntington, WV: […]More
Issues: Marcellus shaleMountaintop removalRogersville ShaleSocial justiceTransition economy
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
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