Please Take This Easy E-Action
But, extractive industries can exert enormous influence over lawmakers and judges through hefty campaign contributions.
That’s why, in 1997, OVEC joined forces with WV Citizen Action Group to co-found what came to be known as the WV Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) coalition, which we still co-lead.
If you are fed up with politics as usual, don’t give up: jump in! Get involved with our work with WVCCE. For starters, help West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections advance the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform right now: sign our petition to members of the WV Legislature asking them to join you in supporting this set of common sense policy solutions. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight! Community Movie Night: Screening of Time to Choose
Join us tonight, October 4 from 7-9 p.m. for a free screening of Time to Choose at the First Congregational UCC, 701 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV, 25701.
Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address global climate change in a new film showing the breadth of the climate challenge, the power of solutions already available, and the remarkable people working to save our planet—from American farmers and African villagers to Indonesian anti-corruption officials and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
As OVEC reported in this blog post, OVEC’s Vivian Stockman, then our media liaison, helped researchers extensively before the crew arrived to film for the mountaintop removal portion of the documentary. Once the crew was here, Vivian served as an on-the ground and aerial guide. We are thrilled to have played a small part in this big film!
Free! Join the event on Facebook here, and please do invite your friends.
Speaking of The Big Screen: Our ASH Videos Are Here
Get Social With Your #NoASH Action: Show Your Opposition to the PTTG Cracker Plant
And, come out to learn more about the health and environmental impacts of ethane cracker plants at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 5th St., Moundsville, WV, 26041. Details here.
RSVP Now, Then Join Us on October 12 for WV Environmental Council’s 30th Anniversary Meeting!
This Weekend: The National Solar Tour
Visit the map to find a solar open house near you and RSVP to let the hosts know you’ll be stopping by. The Tour is free and open to the public.The National Solar Tour is a unique chance to learn about solar in your community. Visit a solar installation, learn how it works, and chat with the owner. There are lots of sites to visit, including:
The Tour is a great educational opportunity for everyone, homeowners, students, business owners, and solar enthusiasts!
A Sad Farewell
A posting on April’s Facebook page says: We will celebrate April’s life and acknowledge her relentless work on Friday, October 18, 2018 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Buckhannon Opera House, 12 E Main St, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Come when you can, leave when you must. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone will have an opportunity to share memories. Please bring local or special water for a blending ceremony if you would like to participate.
OVEC’s Robin Blakeman is organizing a carpool from the Huntington area. If you would like a ride, or have space in your car for someone else, please contact email@example.com right away.
Thanks to Everyone Who Contributed to Our Summer Fundraiser
If you need a little convincing about why OVEC is a good investment for your charity giving, check out our Fall newsletter, which is now online. We think you’ll see the work we do is worthy of your support!
October Calendar of Events
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5: Tri-State Water Defenders Meeting
This weekend, October 5-6: National Solar Tour
October 9: Public Meeting on the Results of Air Quality Monitoring Around Ceredo Compressor Station
Be sure to check our online calendar often, as will we add more events for this and upcoming months.