If you haven’t already, please do sign these petitions:
No More Excuses, End Mountaintop Removal Now
No Ethane Cracker Plant for Dilles Bottom, OH and No Petrochemical Storage Hub
Every Citizen Deserves a Vote—End Felony Disenfranchisement
If you missed our special screening of Knock Down the House last month, learn how to host your own screening here.
If you missed the Green New Deal town hall (photo at left) in Spencer, check out some of the information shared there at this link.
And remember, the newly launched Charleston-Huntington Solar Co-op is open to residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, and Roane counties, as well as nearby locations in northern Boone, Lincoln, and Wayne counties and southern Jackson County. Obtain details here.
Join Us In June
First up, ROAR!: Re-imagine Our Appalachian Region
What: Seed Saving Discussion/Plant and Seed Swap
When: June 4, 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: 725 14th Street West (OVEC Office)
- Learn some simple techniques for saving vegetable and flower seeds
- Bring your extra seeds and/or plants to swap with other local gardeners
- Share your seed-saving tips with other gardeners
Tonya Adkins, OVEC’s development director, grew up on a farm in Wayne County. For the past 20 years, she has been saving seeds and growing organic vegetables. She will give a short presentation on seed saving techniques, followed by an open discussion for participants to share seed-saving tips, or give some information about the seeds and/or plants they bring for the swap. She will be sharing some Goose Bean seeds, a pole bean that her family has been growing for more than 75 years. (The photo above is of another type of green bean grown by another OVEC staff member.)
Please come join us, whether you are an experienced gardener, or just getting started. If you don’t have seeds or plants to swap, that’s okay. But if you do have extras, we encourage you to bring them. Hope to see you there!
June 7: UCC Community Movie Night: Paris to Pittsburgh
Come to this free event at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC, 701 5th Avenue, Huntington, 25701. This 80-minute film examines the disastrous consequences of climate change and celebrates the stories of those taking action against it. For more info, contact email@example.com.
June 8: March for Minden
Headwaters Defense calls you to action! On June 8, residents and supporters of Minden in Fayette County, WV, will recreate a march that took place 30 years ago to demand justice for Minden and commemorate the lives that have already been lost to PCB exposure. Lois Gibbs will be there and Lady D will perform! Learn more and invite your friends on this Facebook event page. See you in Minden!
June 8: If you can’t be in Minden, but are in Huntington, stop by the OVEC table during our neighborhood’s Old Central City Days. Note we will only be set up on June 8, right outside our office on 14th St. West, in Huntington.
June 15: Ohio River Sweep
The Ohio River Sweep is an annual, volunteer shoreline cleanup of the Ohio River, with more than 125 locations along the river! Of course, we are helping with a cleanup in the Huntington area. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the event on Facebook here. If you are not in Huntington, find the location nearest to you: www.OhioRiverSweep.org.
June 17: Rockwool Protest. Watch Facebook events and OVEC’s online calendar for details.
June 21: Water Connects Us All Day of Action
June 22: Huntington Pride Picnic
Stop by the OVEC and Tri-State Water Defense table at City of Huntington’s Third Annual Pride Picnic, sponsored by the LGBTQ Advisory Committee to Mayor Steve Williams, Marshall University, and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Join the event on Facebook and invite friends here.
July 2: ROAR Some More!
What: WV Electric Auto Association (WVEAA) on Electric Vehicles
When: July 2 @ 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: 725 14th Street West, Huntington, WV (OVEC Office)
Come find out about totally electric vehicles (BEV=battery EV). They are the cars of the future and the future is now. The WVEAA will have a short presentation, several EVs on display (Chevy/Tesla) and handouts. More info here.
September 20: Save the Date: International Climate Strike
On Friday, September 20, at the request of the young people who’ve been staging school strikes around the world, the adults are walking out of our workplaces and homes to spend the day demanding action on climate change, the great existential threat that all of us face. It’s a one-day climate strike, if you will—and it will not be the last. This is going to be the beginning of a week of climate action all over the world. And we hope to make it a turning point in history. Learn more here.
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