OVEC together-we-grow logoWho We Are

OVEC (the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition) formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, we’ve been winning environmental and social justice campaigns ever since. Our members and volunteers are crucial to our work. Join OVEC!

Action Alert OVEC Apr 15
Action-Packed April
Earth Week is coming up. If you live in the Huntington area, we’ve got some hands-on activities you can join in to show Mama Earth your love. Plus, some online actions. More
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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 11
Mr. President: Senator Manchin Does Not Speak for Us On Pipelines
We need to correct the impression that all of West Virginia supports a fossil fuel agenda, and lend support to those in Washington trying to move to a post-carbon future.  More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Apr 11
Asexual Plant Propagation-Blog 46 in a Gardening Series
A blog in which we focus on ways humans intervene to propagate plants without breeding. More
Action Alert OVEC Apr 9
Fight For Your Right (To Protest)
The Ohio legislature recently introduced a host of bills that opponents say threaten Ohioans’ right to free speech. Meet at 11 in Huntington to to take part in a day of action. More
Action Alert OVEC Apr 6
OVEC’s 2020 Annual Report
On behalf of OVEC’s staff and board, we hope you and all your loved ones are doing as well as possible during this unsettling pandemic year. More
Action Alert OVEC Apr 5
URGENT: Action Needed on Personal Income Tax Plan
Tomorrow the full West Virginia Senate is expected to vote on their amended version of HB 3300, the House-originated plan to eliminate the state personal income tax. More
Action Alert OVEC Apr 2
April Actions Abound
There's still time to act on a few crucial bills in WV and across the Ohio River Valley, so check out our curated list of actions. More
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Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 23
Man’s War on Nature
This spring, call a truce on the war against nature and put the poisons away. More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Mar 21
What to Plant Now-Blog 45 in a Gardening Series
If your garden is ready, there are a few things you can plant now: spinach, peas, lettuce and radishes. More
Action Alert OVEC Mar 18
Marching On: MTR Permit “Hearing” at 4 Today, More
Take part in a virtual "informal" conference in regards to a huge mountaintop removal permit! More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Mar 17
Organic Gardening-Blog 44 in a Gardening Series
What does organic mean? I don’t use pesticides nor use artificial fertilizer. I don't want to spary anything toxic on my food. More
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Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Feb 28, 2021
The Problem of Power
There’s a near perfect, inverse correlation between wisdom and power. Wise people give regard to future generations and learn from the past, seeing beyond the self. Why are these people not the ones in power? More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Feb 22, 2021
The Truth About Polystyrene
Given the toxicity of polystyrene from cradle to grave, isn’t it time to stop packaging our foods and beverages in this polymer? More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Mar 2, 2021
The Social Dilemma: You Are the Product
Your actions on social media allow AI to learn what triggers your response. Social media can sow discord and misinformation. There may been benefits. And there are existential threats. More